The Capitals held their gameday morning skate at 10:30 this morning at MedStar Capitals Iceplex in advance of their tilt with the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight at Capital One Arena. Evgeny Kuznetsov, who was injured in the Capitals last game against the Minnesota Wild, was a full participant in the team’s morning skate.
Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body, day to day) is on the ice in a contact jersey for Capitals’ morning skate ahead of tonight’s game against the Blue Jackets.
— Matt Weyrich (@ByMattWeyrich) March 21, 2023
Kuznetsov took a high hit from Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba early in the third period of Sunday’s 5-3 loss to the Wild. Kuznetsov remained on the ice for a brief period of time, but was eventually able to skate off under his own power, hunched over, favoring his shoulder.
Kuznetsov qui se prend une grosse charge de Dumba. Mauvaise chute, blessé aux bras ??? pic.twitter.com/4iVLb0Kfxv
— Jeudepuissance (@jeudepuissance) March 19, 2023
No penalty was called on the play. The hit caused Capitals winger T.J. Oshie to drop the gloves with Dumba immediately following the hit.
Dumba and Oshie go at it 👊
— The Cam & Strick Podcast (@CamandStrick) March 19, 2023
Kuznetsov did not return to the game.
I believe he was injured vs Minnesota not St Loiis.
Thanks Bill !