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Evgeny Kuznetsov | Center | #92

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/19/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 204
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (26) / WAS
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Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Capitals had a picture perfect start to the game with Kuznetsov scoring two power play goals within 29 seconds of each other to close out the first period. Washington then inexplicably took three penalties in the final frame to allow the Blue Jackets to force overtime. The Russian forward now has 11 goals and 21 points in 40 career NHL post-season games. Devante Smith-Pelly also scored in the loss. Apr 12 - 11:11 PM

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Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The Preds clinched the division, the conference and the Presidents' Trophy with the win, but this game meant absolutely nothing to the Capitals. Two of Kuznetsov's three points came on the man-advantage. He set up Alex Ovechkin's tally in the second frame before adding two of his own over the final two periods. Kuznetsov finished the night with a minus-1 rating and four shots on goal in 20:16 of ice time. The Russian forward has picked up an incredible 18 points over his last 10 games. He's up to 27 goals and 82 points in 78 games this season.
Apr 5 - 10:31 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov registered an assist in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Kuznetsov has been red hot lately with 14 points in his last eight games. He's up to 25 goals and 78 points in 76 contests this season. That puts him just one point shy of his career-high, which was set in 2015-2016.
Apr 2 - 10:05 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers.

Kuznetsov helped set up Lars Eller's game-tying goal with just over a minute remaining in regulation before adding the game-winner just 38 seconds into the extra frame. The Caps forward finished the game with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 19:56 of ice time. The 25-year-old now has 25 goals and 77 points in 74 games this season. He's racked up 13 points in his last six games in 2017-18. Andre Burakovsky also found the back of the net on Wednesday night.
Mar 28 - 10:58 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a pair of goals in his return to the lineup in a 6-4 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night.

Kuznetsov, who sat out the last three games due to an upper-body injury, now has four two-goal games this season. Both of his goals came with the man-advantage against the lowly Canadiens. He has 23 goals and 73 points in 72 games this season.
Mar 24 - 10:10 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) is expected to play in Saturday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Kuznetsov has missed the last three games because of the injury, but he was a full participant in the morning skate. He was taking rushes on a line with Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson. He has 21 goals and 50 assists in 71 games this season.
Mar 24 - 11:53 AM

Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) won't play on Thursday.

Kuznetsov is very close to returning, but the Capitals want to err on the side of caution. They might as well. They're playoff spot is basically secure, so the bigger issue is making sure that their team is as healthy as possible for when the postseason starts.
Mar 22 - 12:43 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) will join the Capitals on their trip to Detroit.

Washington will play against the Red Wings on Thursday. It remains to be seen if Kuznetsov will be available for that game. Kuznetsov was on the ice Wednesday morning, but the Capitals said afterwards that he wasn't a full participant.
Mar 21 - 12:01 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) won't play Tuesday night.

Kuznetsov will be out for a second straight game due to an upper-body injury. He skated on his own on Tuesday morning and he's expected travel with the team on the road.
Mar 20 - 2:35 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against Dallas.

Kuznetsov skated Monday before practice after he missed Sunday's contest versus Philadelphia. He suffered an upper-body injury in Friday's game against the Islanders. Kuznetsov is listed as day-to-day.
Mar 19 - 1:43 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) will return to the Caps lineup before the start of the playoffs.

Kuznetsov appeared to injury his arm/wrist in Friday's game against the Islanders. Head coach Barry Trotz said that his center is still day-to-day, but that they expect him back before the postseason. Washington has 11 regular season games remaining.
Mar 18 - 3:26 PM

The Washington Capitals have announced that center Evgeny Kuznetsov is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

He has already been ruled out of tomorrow's game against the Philadelphia Flyers. The 25-year-old Russian forward has 71 points in 71 games so far this season and will definitely be missed by the Capitals. Hopefully his absence is only a short one but it's not a good sign that he was quickly ruled out of tomorrow's matchup.
Mar 17 - 2:30 PM

There was no update on Evgeny Kuznetsov's upper-body injury from coach Barry Trotz after Friday's game.

Trotz indicated that Kuznetsov will be re-evaluated Saturday and an update would hopefully come afterward. Kuznetsov was tripped and crashed into the boards and seemed to have sustained a left arm injury Friday night against the Islanders. Check back with us later for a status report.
Mar 17 - 12:40 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov suffered an upper-body injury in Friday's game against the Islanders.

He won't return to the game. Kuznetsov skated towards the Islanders net when he was tripped by Thomas Hickey. The Capitals forward lost his balance and then crashed into the boards awkwardly. He seemed to be favoring his arm. Losing Kuznetsov for an extended period of time would be a huge blow. He's day-to-day for now.
Mar 16 - 9:36 PM

Evgeny Kuznetsov recorded three assists in a 7-3 win over the Islanders on Thursday.

Kuznetsov has recorded at least three points in seven different games this season. He has 21 goals and 69 points in 70 contests in 2017-18. He's got a real shot of surpassing his career-high of 77 points, which was set in 2015-2016.
Mar 16 - 5:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
5Chandler Stephenson
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Brett Connolly
3Jakub Vrana
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Andre Burakovsky
3Tom Wilson
4Alex Chiasson
5Anthony Peluso
6Devante Smith-Pelly
7Travis Boyd
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Dmitry Orlov
4Brooks Orpik
5Christian Djoos
6Michal Kempny
7Madison Bowey
8Jakub Jerabek
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Pheonix Copley