Screen cap: NBCS San Francisco
Washington Capitals centerman Evgeny Kuznetsov left in the second period of Sunday’s game against the San Jose Sharks after he received a hit into the boards by Sharks Logan Couture. Kuznetsov skated off under his own power, but holding his right arm.
Evgeny Kuznetsov hurt here pic.twitter.com/tVkS47dYHH
— JD Young (@MyFryHole) February 12, 2023
The hit came after Kuznetsov scored the Capitals first goal of the game at 16:56 of the middle frame, making the score 2-1.
That’s ☝️ pic.twitter.com/FmrhhfyVOH
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 12, 2023
The Capitals have not yet made an announcement with regards to Kuznetsov’s status.
This story is developing.
UPDATE: 3:25 PM
The Capitals announced just prior to the third period that Kuznetsov will return for the final frame.
Evgeny Kuznetsov will return for the third period, per @Capitals.
— Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs) February 12, 2023
That looked terrible. Actually pleasantly surprised he could return.
Ridiculous there was no call
Dumbest comment on Twitter about hit…,Couture “charged” @ Kuzy! Hunh,doesn’t take stride from low hash marks to end boards!! Look up charging in rule book!!!
Clearly Kuzy committed biggest sin of admiring pass to long.
I dont think he “admired” his pass to long just in a bad place to have 2 Sharks hit him at the same time. If anything the hit was in retaliation for his run into their goalie. Just like Kuzy didnt meat to hurt the goalie they didnt mean to hurt just send a message.
Well if the hit was the(old pro wrestling terminology here)”receipt” for crashing the net into thier goalie than everything’s even! As someone who played try getting your head or neck knocked into a post by someone going 15-25 mph it isn’t as much fun as it looks! I still have to “crack/adjust” mine multiple times a week just to move my head normally!