If Nicklas Backstrom (hip) is unavailable for the start of the regular season then Evgeny Kuznetsov is the likeliest candidate to move up to the top line.
The Washington Capitals have inked Evgeny Kuznetsov to a two-year, $6 million contract extension.
The Washington Capitals and Restricted Free-Agent Evgeny Kuznetsov are working on a new two or three-year contract extension.
The Washington Capitals have started talking with Evgeny Kutnetsov on a contract extension.
Coach Barry Trotz thinks that the Washington Capitals have their second line center in Evgeny Kuznetsov.
Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored his fourth goal of the playoffs in a 3-2 loss to the Rangers Saturday.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored with 7:18 remaining in the third period Monday night to give the Washington Capitals a dramatic 2-1 triumph over the visiting New York Islanders in the seventh and deciding game of the teams' Eastern Conference First Round playoff series.
Evgeny Kuznetsov led the way for Washington in Game 5, scoring a goal and two assists to help the Caps beat up on the Islanders 5-1 on Thursday night and seize control of the series.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal in Washington's 3-2 victory over Minnesota on Thursday.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal in regulation and in a shootout to help give the Washington Capitals a 4-3 win over the Sabres in Buffalo Monday night.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Evgeny Kuznetsov had an assist in Washington's 3-1 loss on Sunday.
Evgeny Kuznetsov had a pair of assists on Friday.