The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday morning that Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov will have a hearing today for high-sticking Vancouver’s Kyle Burroughs in Monday night’s game against the Canucks.
Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov will have a hearing today for High-sticking Vancouver’s Kyle Burroughs.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 18, 2022
The incident occurred with just a few minutes remaining in the second period. Kuznetsov drove to the net in an attempt to score before he was knocked away by Burroughs. Kuznetsov received a two-minute penalty for high-sticking on the play.
Evgeny Kuznetsov two hands Kyle Burroughs in the face. You can’t do that😬
— Everything Hockey (@EHClothing) October 18, 2022
This incident comes just six months after Kuznetsov high-sticked Noel Acciari in a post-whistle scrum during the Caps first round series against the Florida Panthers. Kuznetsov wasn’t suspended for the play, but he did receive a $5,000 fine.
Kuznetsov, 30, has four assists over four games this season, his 10th campaign in Washington.