Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Won't play Monday

Kuznetsov (upper body) has been ruled out of Monday's game versus the Golden Knights, Tom Gulitti of reports.

Kuznetsov took line rushes and worked on the second power-play unit Sunday, so although he's getting closer, the pivot won't be ready Monday. Lars Eller is expected to remain as the team's second-line center while Kuznetsov aims to return Thursday versus the Canadiens.

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