Evgeny Kuznetsov Leaves Game After Hit Into Boards

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.

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.

The Capitals have not yet made an announcement with regards to Kuznetsov’s status.

This story is developing.


The Capitals announced just prior to the third period that Kuznetsov will return for the final frame.


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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5 Responses to Evgeny Kuznetsov Leaves Game After Hit Into Boards

  1. Anonymous says:

    That looked terrible. Actually pleasantly surprised he could return.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ridiculous there was no call

  3. Scottlew73 says:

    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.

    • hockeydruid says:

      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.

  4. Scottlew73 says:

    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!

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