Kuznetsov finished with two assists Tuesday in the Capitals' 6-2 home win over Detroit. Kuznetsov now has 16 power-play points this season, sixth most in the NHL. The Caps' No. 2 center -- behind Nick Backstrom -- has seven goals and 29 points through 24 games. He's been on a roll of late with eight points in his last six games, half of which have come with the man advantage. Kuznetsov is a must-start if you own him and a safe bet in most daily formats as well.
Kuznetsov recorded a goal, a power-play assist and two penalty minutes during Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Ducks. Kuznetsov buried a dazzling goal on Ryan Miller that may have been the highlight of a forgettable night for the Caps. After missing six games with a suspected concussion, the 26-year-old has picked up right where he left off and now stands at seven goals and 24 points in 20 games. Keep him fixed in your lineups.
Kuznetsov (upper body) remains on track to play in Friday night's home game against the Devils, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Kuznetsov, Alex Ovechkin (upper body) and Devante Smith-Pelley (lower body) are all expected to be in the lineup Friday, which is a troubling sign for whoever posts up between the pipes for the Devils in the upcoming contest. Kuznetsov, for one, has compiled six goals and 15 assists over 18 games, and more than half of his points (11) have taken place on the man advantage.
Kuznetsov (upper body) is probable for Friday's home game against the Devils, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Kuznetsov is still waiting for official medical clearance to play in the next contest, but Khurshudyan thinks the star forward will suit up given that he practiced on the power play Thursday and took line rushes. We'll follow up again when Kuznetsov gets the green light to return.
Kuznetsov (upper body) skated in a non-contact jersey Wednesday, but he's still waiting to be cleared for game action, Brian McNally of NBC Sports Washington reports. While Kuznetsov seems to be making progress, he has yet to take contact, which would probably mark the final hurdle in his recovery. The Capitals have won all six games without the elite center, but both the team and fantasy owners alike undoubtedly miss the offensive exploits from a guy who's averaging a career-high 1.17 points per game this season.
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