Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal on three shots and recorded two hits in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to Tampa Bay.
Kuznetsov stuffed home a loose puck at the side of the net in the final minute of the second period, tying the game at 2-2. He also went 10-for-18 (55.6 percent) on faceoffs. The 28-year-old logged 19 goals and 52 points in 63 games during the regular season, striking six times with the man advantage.
Kuznetsov is currently tied with Jakub Vrana for fourth in scoring on the Capitals with 52 points in 63 games.
Kuznetsov has had a slightly down year after racking up 72 points in 76 games last season and 83 in 79 contests the year before, but he's still been a rock-solid fantasy option. Look for the 27-year-old Russian to bounce back to a near point-per-game pace in 2020-21.
Kuznetsov registered an assist while logging 19:11 of ice time during Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Sabres.
Kuznetsov's production has taken a substantial hit due to the fact that he has gone 11 games without a goal, producing just six assists during that time. The 27-year-old has oodles of offensive upside, but the streaky nature of his production has been a headache for fantasy owners who reasonably expected another 70-80-point campaign from the skilled Russian.
Kuznetsov produced two assists in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Wild.
Kuznetsov set up the second of Alex Ovechkin's first-period tallies, and also drew an assist on Tom Wilson's third-period marker. In six games since his return from an upper-body injury, Kuznetsov has racked up five helpers, eight PIM and 12 shots. He's been playing on Alex Ovechkin's line recently, which could explain the drop in goals as that role requires Kuznetsov to be more of a play-maker. Through 59 contests, he's at 51 points (19 goals, 32 helpers) and 123 shots.
Kuznetsov (upper body) will be back in the lineup for Thursday's matchup with Montreal, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Following his three-game stint on the shelf, Kuznetsov will slot back into a second-line role and should rejoin the top power-play unit. Prior to getting hurt, the world-class center racked up three goals in his previous five outings and will no doubt be eager to pick up where he left off.
Kuznetsov (upper body) has been ruled out of Monday's game versus the Golden Knights, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com 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.
Kuznetsov (upper body) isn't expected to play against the Coyotes on Saturday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Kuznetsov skated during Saturday's morning skate, but he didn't take line rushes and will likely miss a second straight game. Lars Eller is expected to center the second line in Kuznetsov's place, and the latter will aim to return Monday versus the Golden Knights.
Kuznetsov (upper body) won't be in the lineup against Colorado on Thursday, but he will join the club on its three-game road trip, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Kuznetsov was rolling with three goals in his last five games prior to getting hurt. The center needs just one more goal to reach the 20-goal mark for the third consecutive year and fourth time overall. With the Russian unavailable, Lars Eller figures to jump into a top-six role versus the Avs.
Kuznetsov (upper body) is considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's matchup with Colorado, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Kuznetsov left Monday's matchup with the Islanders after seeing just 9:06 of ice time but appears to have avoid a significant injury. Prior to getting hurt, the center notched three goals in his previous five games and needs just one more to hit the 20-goal mark for the third straight year.
Kuznetsov (upper body) will be evaluated Tuesday after leaving Monday's contest against the Islanders, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Kuznetsov was injured on a hit up against the boards during Monday's loss to the Islanders. The 27-year-old center has 46 points in 53 games this season. Should he miss any time, Lars Eller would likely be next in line for some increased playing time.
Kuznetsov scored a goal on three shots while dishing out three hits in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh.
Kuznetsov scored on a brilliant individual effort six minutes into the third period to draw the Capitals to within 3-2. He has found the net in two straight games after having gone through a nine-game goal drought. For the season, Kuznetsov has 18 goals and 45 points in 50 games and owns a career-high shooting percentage of 16.5.
Kuznetsov has no points in his last four games.
Kuznetsov was a hot commodity before things went south, as the Russian was riding a seven-game point streak prior to going cold for four straight contests. Washington visits the Canadiens on Monday, and this matchup benefits Kuznetsov. The Russian-born star scored a goal in the two teams' only other meeting this season and has 13 points in 15 career games against Montreal.
Kuznetsov picked up an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.
Kuznetsov has been locked in with four goals and five helpers during a seven-game point streak. The Russian remains at a point-per-game pace with 16 markers and 26 assists through 42 contests this season. He's plenty productive from a second-line role -- fantasy owners can roll him with confidence.
Kuznetsov (illness) is expected to play in Sunday's clash versus San Jose, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
The Russian participated in his usual slot on the team's second line in rushes during warmups, signaling he's ready for a return. Kuznetsov has been white-hot as of late, racking up six points on his current four-game point streak. Kuznetsov's return will bump Travis Boyd out of the lineup Sunday.
Coach Todd Reirden said that Kuznetsov (illness) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against San Jose, Brian McNally of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Kuznetsov missed Saturday's practice while dealing with the ailment and the team will monitor their star closely leading up to warmups. If the Russian is forced to sit Sunday, his production will be hard to replace, especially considering he's had four goals and six points on his current four-game point streak.
Kuznetsov didn't practice Saturday due to an illness, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Kuznetsov is on a four-game point streak, and he's contributed two straight multi-point games. The 27-year-old will look to shake off this sickness by Sunday's matchup against the Sharks; otherwise, Lars Eller is on track to center the second line.
Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Friday's 4-3 win over the Hurricanes.
Kuznetsov now has four goals and two assists in his four-game point streak. The Russian center is up to 39 points in as many games after Friday's two-point effort. He's added 86 shots on goal and a plus-3 rating this season.
Kuznetsov scored two goals in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders.
After ending an eight-game goalless drought Saturday, Kuznetsov came right back and recorded his first multi-point effort since Nov. 31. The 27-year-old now has 15 goals and 37 points through 38 games on the year.
Kuznetsov recorded an assist and two shots during Friday's 2-1 overtime win against the Blue Jackets.
Kuznetsov forced a turnover that led to Carl Hagelin's tying goal in the third period. The 27-year-old has managed just six points in 11 games during December, and he hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 6. However, the Russian playmaker is one of the league's best talents, so the offense is likely to pick up again before too long.
Kuznetsov scored a power-play goal on three shots, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Friday's 3-2 win over the Ducks.
Kuznetsov's second-period tally gave the Capitals a 2-0 lead at the time. It was his 12th goal of the season, giving the Russian 29 points in 28 games. He's up to 10 power-play points, 66 shots on goal and 26 PIM in 2019-20.
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