Kuznetsov (upper body) skated early Tuesday and is expected to make the trip to Detroit for Thursday's clash with the Red Wings, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Reading between the lines, this means that Kuznetsov will not play Tuesday night against the Stars, but fantasy owners should tee him up for potential activation in the subsequent contest against a deflated Red Wings team that has lost an NHL-worst 10 straight games. With 71 points (21 goals, 50 assists) in as many appearances, it'll be important to monitor Kuznetsov's status like a hawk if you've been depending on him in virtual hockey.
Kuznetsov (upper body) isn't expected to play Tuesday against Dallas, Brian McNally of NHL.com reports. The same issue forced Kuznetsov to make an early exit from Friday's contest against the Islanders and then held him out of Sunday's tilt with Philadelphia. Not much is known regarding the nature of the injury, but the Caps will likely provide more information as Kuznetsov nears a return to the lineup. In the meantime, Washington will sorely miss the dynamic Russian, who's already tallied a career-best 21 goals this season while scoring a point per game over 71 outings.
Kuznetsov (upper body) will not play in Sunday's game against the Flyers and is considered day-to-day. Kuznetsov departed Friday's game against the Islanders after recording just 14 minutes of ice time, though he racked up two power-play assists beforehand. His absence is a big blow for the Capitals, but fortunately, he appears to have avoided a significant injury. The star pivot's next opportunity to play comes Tuesday when the team returns home to host the Stars. Either Chandler Stephenson or Brett Connolly will draw into Sunday's affair in his place, but neither presents much upside from a fantasy standpoint.
Kuznetsov (upper body) is day-to-day, the Associated Press reports. Kuznetsov left Friday's game against the Islanders after 14 minutes of ice time, but not before helping his fantasy owners to a pair of power-play assists. The Capitals will travel to Philadelphia for Sunday's divisional clash against the Flyers.
Kuznetsov (upper body) left Friday's game against the Islanders and won't return. A serious injury to Kuznetsov would be devastating for the Capitals, since the 25-year-old pivot has 69 points through 70 games and currently centers a line with Alex Ovechkin. However, for fantasy owners, Kuznetsov can be a roller coaster. The Russian national has had 18 multi-point games this season, but he's had 28 pointless games as well. Kuznetsov will be re-evaluated Saturday.
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