Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov Skate, Will Travel With Capitals To Boston; Vitek Vanecek, Lars Eller Day-To-Day

Head coach Peter Laviolette announced after the Washington Capitals‘ optional practice on Tuesday that goaltender Ilya Samsonov and center Evgeny Kuznetsov, who each came off of the NHL’s COVID-19 list and started skating over the weekenda fter two weeks on it, will travel with the team to Boston. Both skated with the team on Tuesday.

Laviolette also said that the four players (forward Brett Leason, center Connor McMichael, and defensemen Paul LaDue and Alexander Alexeyev) who were recalled from the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Tuesday will not travel with the team. None skated with the main group on Tuesday.

Center Lars Eller, who left the second period of Game 2 on Monday with a lower-body injury and did not return, and goaltender Vitek Vanecek, who did not play in Game 2 after leaving the first period of Game 1 with a lower-body injury, remain day-to-day. Laviolette did not dive into what it means if Eller will miss any time.

Defenseman Zdeno Chara and forward Daniel Sprong were the only players who skated in Game 2 that were on the ice on Tuesday.

Bruins defenseman Jeremy Lauzon, who missed Game 2 with a hand injury sustained in Game 1 on Saturday, will not play in Game 3 on Wednesday (6:30 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington locally, NBCSN nationally).

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By Harrison Brown

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Harrison is a diehard Caps fan and a hockey fanatic with a passion for sports writing. He attended his first game at age 8 and has been a season ticket holder since the 2010-2011 season. His fondest Caps memory was watching the Capitals hoist the Stanley Cup in Las Vegas. In his spare time, he enjoys travel, photography, and hanging out with his two dogs. Follow Harrison on Twitter @HarrisonB927077
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