Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) will not play Friday against the Flyers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Kuznetsov and teammate Ilya Samsonov were scratched before Monday's win against the Rangers and will remain in the COVID-19 protocols through Friday's meeting with the Flyers. Check back for further updates prior to puck drop Saturday regarding the 28-year-old center's availability for Washington's penultimate match of the regular season.
Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) won't play Wednesday versus the Rangers, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Kuznetsov was scratched Monday due to a coach's decision after being late to a team meeting. He then entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, so at this point there's no telling when he might be given the green light to return. The Capitals only have three regular-season games remaining following Wednesday's contest, so time is of the essence for Kuznetsov. The 28-year-old forward has tallied 29 points in 41 games this campaign.
Kuznetsov is on the COVID-19 protocol list Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Kuznetsov didn't dress for Monday's game against the Rangers due to a coach's decision that reportedly had to do with his being late to a team meeting. It's unclear if his placement in the protocol is related, or if he'll be able to play Wednesday against the Rangers. More information on his status should become available in the next day.
Kuznetsov (coach's decision) will not play in Monday's game against the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Kuznetsov and teammate Ilya Samsonov were reportedly late to a team function and they'll both be withheld from Monday's game as a result. The 28-year-old has 29 points in 41 games this season, including eight points over the last seven contests. He should be back in his top-line role for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.
Kuznetsov scored a goal and aded two assists in a 6-3 win over the Islanders on Saturday.
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Kuznetsov scored the game-winning goal at even strength and added two power-play assists in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.
The 28-year-old had only one point, an assist, in his prior six games, but Kuznetsov was right at the heart of the Caps' offense in this one. On the season, he has eight goals and 24 points through 35 games.
Kuznetsov scored the game-winning goal at even strength and added a power-play assist in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Devils.
His third-period tally seemed to be an insurance goal that made the score 5-2, but it proved to be crucial as New Jersey staged a late rally. Kuznetsov hadn't found the scoresheet in three games coming into Sunday, and on the season the 28-year-old has seven goals and 20 points through 28 contests.
Kuznetsov picked up two assists in Friday's 4-0 win over the Devils.
He set up Alex Ovechkin twice on the night to open and close the scoring for the Caps. Kuznetsov has found the scoresheet in eight of the last nine games, and on the season the 28-year-old has five goals and 17 points through 23 contests.
Kuznetsov scored two goals in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Devils.
Kuznetsov broke a 2-2 tie soon after the halfway mark in the second period and did the same to a 3-3 tie in the third. New Jersey had no answer to his latter goal, which stood up as the game-winner. The Russian center came in with only three goals in 21 games played, but Kuznetsov has heated up recently, with at least one point in seven of his last eight games.
Kuznetsov scored a goal on three shots in a 6-0 win over Buffalo on Monday.
Kuznetsov opened the offensive floodgates for the Capitals, beating Carter Hutton with a long shot from the half-wall right after a Washington power play had expired. It was Kuznetsov's first goal since Feb. 14, bringing to an end his 12-game goal-scoring skid. Despite that slump, Kuznetsov will take a four-game point streak (one goal, four assists) into Tuesday's clash with the Islanders.
Kuznetsov recorded two assists in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Devils.
His second helper of the night was the big one, as he hit a fresh Jakub Vrana coming off the bench with a stretch pass that resulted in the game-winner. Kuznetsov had been held scoreless in his prior four games, and on the season the 28-year-old has two goals and eight points through only 15 contests as he tries to get into gear after both injury and COVID-related absences.
Kuznetsov failed to score a point in Wednesday's 2-1 shootout win over the Bruins.
The 28-year-old handled a full workload right away after missing the last two games due to an upper-body injury, seeing more ice time than any Caps forward other than Alex Ovechkin. Kuznetsov has had a sluggish start to the season, managing only two goals and six points through 12 games, but his spot next to Ovie on the team's top line means he could get hot at any moment.
Kuznetsov (upper body) will be in the lineup Wednesday against the Bruins, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Kuznetsov has missed the last two games with the injury but will slot into the top line between Alex Ovechkin and Conor Sheary when he returns -- moving Lars Eller back to his usual third-line position. The 28-year-old Russian has been underwhelming thus far with just two goals and six points in 11 games and is logging the lowest average ice time since his sophomore season (16:06).
Kuznetsov (upper body) skated on the top line during Tuesday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Kuznetsov was taking contact and skating alongside Alex Ovechkin and Conor Sheary after missing the last two contests with an upper-body injury. The 28-year-old's availability for Wednesday's showdown against the Bruins has yet to be officially confirmed, but his ability to practice Tuesday without limitations suggests a fairly imminent return.
Kuznetsov (upper body) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Devils, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Kuznetsov will miss a second straight game. Head coach Peter Laviolette deemed him day-to-day. The 28-year-old will look to return for Wednesday's road clash against the Bruins. For the time being, Lars Eller likely will center the first line in Kuznetsov's place.
Kuznetsov (upper body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Devils, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Kuznetsov will be re-evaluated Sunday. His chances of playing in Sunday's game versus the Devils seem low at this point. Lars Eller will fill in for Kuznetsov as the first-line center for the time being.
Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocol) scored a power-play goal on his only shot in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Penguins.
Back in the lineup for the first time since Jan. 19, Kuznetsov fired a one-timer from the right circle that glanced off the skate off Pittsburgh defenseman John Marino and past Tristan Jarry to open the scoring 5:18 into the game. Kuznetsov's return provides a boost to a Washington offense that already ranked among the NHL's top five in goals per game. The 28-year-old centered the Capitals' second line Sunday between T.J. Oshie and Jakub Vrana.
Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocol) was activated from non-roster injured reserve and will play in Sunday's game against the Penguins, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Kuznetsov hasn't played since Jan. 19. He's cleared the league's protocol, and his conditioning is up to par. The 28-year-old is slated to center the second line flanked by T.J. Oshie (upper body) and Jakub Vrana. Last season, he recorded 19 goals and 33 helpers over 63 games.
Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocol) is day-to-day and might return for Tuesday's game versus the Flyers, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Kuznetsov returned to team workouts Sunday, and he relayed to reporters that it will depend on how he feels in the morning. The 28-year-old is trending in the right direction, however, and he'll likely be in the lineup as long as his conditioning is up to par. He'll center one of the top two lines, where he recorded three points through the first four contests.
Kuznetsov (COVID-19 protocols) has been cleared for workouts but won't be available for Sunday's game against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Sunday marked the first time since Kuznetsov was placed in the COVID-19 protocol (Jan. 21) that he's been cleared to work out, so the Russian appears nearing a return. Kuznetsov will need to be added back to the roster from injured reserve, but there's an outside chance he can return to game action this upcoming week. With Kuznetsov sidelined again, Nic Dowd and Lars Eller (upper body) will move up the depth chart at center.
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|05/01||vs PIT||L 0-3||0||0||0||0||15:08|
|04/29||vs PIT||L 4-5 (OT)||0||1||1||-1||16:01|
|04/27||vs NYI||W 1-0||0||0||0||+1||14:21|
|04/24||@ NYI||W 6-3||1||2||3||+2||13:26|
|04/22||@ NYI||W 1-0 (SO)||0||0||0||0||17:36|
|04/18||@ BOS||L 3-6||0||1||1||-4||17:20|
|04/17||@ PHI||W 6-3||1||2||3||+3||17:30|
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