Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said the team may give Evgeny Kuznetsov a shot at being the team's No. 2 center next season.
Evgeny Kuznetsov ended the World Championships with two goals in 10 games to go with his gold medal.
Evgeny Kuznetsov was placed on the second line Saturday, alongside Troy Brouwer and Marcus Johansson.
Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal in Washington's 4-3 shootout win against the New York Islanders.
The results have come quicker than many anticipated for Washington newcomer Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has recorded one goal and five assists in his first eight NHL games and is 2-for-3 in shootouts.
For the second game in a row Evgeny Kuznetsov scored an important goal in a shootout.
Evgeny Kuznetsov was elevated to the second line at practice Saturday.
Evgeny Kuznetsov notched his first three NHL points, all assists, Friday night to power the Caps past the Canucks by a score of 4-3.
Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates was happy with Evgeny Kuznetsov's NHL debut on Monday.
Evgeny Kuznetsov participated in line rushes with Jay Beagle and Tom Wilson during Monday's morning skate.
Evgeny Kuznetsov will practice on Monday morning and if all goes well, he will make his NHL debut against the Penguins on Monday evening.
Evgeny Kuznetsov skated for the first time as a member of the Washington Capitals this morning.
Evgeny Kuznetsov has inked an entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals.
Washington Capitals officials refused to comment Friday on reports out of Russia that Evgeny Kuznetsov, their 2010 first-round pick, was leaving his Kontinental Hockey League team to join the NHL.