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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-17-3 81
35-18-6 76
31-22-7 69
30-25-4 64
27-22-9 63
27-21-8 62
24-20-14 62
19-28-10 48

2023 Stats

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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
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Regular Season 11 17 -11 18:47 24

Top Evgeny Kuznetsov News

  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Enters Player Assistance Program

    Kuznetsov (personal) entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program on Monday.

    Kuznetsov will take an indefinite leave of absence while he seeks treatment from the Player Assistance Program for an undisclosed issue. The 31-year-old forward has posted six goals, 17 points and a minus-11 rating in 43 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Not skating Monday

    Kuznetsov (personal) did not take part in Monday's practice, Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post reports.

    Kuznetsov's availability for Tuesday's home game against Montreal has yet to be determined, but the Capitals recalled Michael Sgarbossa from AHL Hershey to potentially cover any absence. The 31-year-old Kuznetsov has had a very disappointing campaign with just six goals and 17 points in 43 games and is far from a reliable fantasy asset these days.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Two helpers Saturday

    Kuznetsov notched two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Stars.

    The two helpers Saturday matched his entire point total from the 10 games prior. Kuznetsov has had a rough season so far, with six goals and 17 points in 43 contests, but he's still seeing power-play time and could work his way back into a top-six role at even strength if he shows more consistency after the All-Star break.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Two-point effort in loss

    Kuznetsov picked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Devils.

    Both points came in the second period as the Capitals rallied from an early 3-1 deficit, but the game was all Devils after that. Kuznetsov snapped a 10-game point drought with the performance, and on the season the 31-year-old has stumbled to a disappointing six goals and 13 points through 32 contests.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Good to go

    Kuznetsov (illness) will return to the lineup Saturday versus Nashville, according to Robby Stanley of NHL.com.

    Kuznetsov is good to play after a one-game absence. He has registered five goals, 11 points and 46 shots on net through 22 outings this season.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Out for Thursday's game

    Kuznetsov (illness) won't play Thursday versus the Flyers.

    Kuznetsov will miss at least one game due to the illness. The 31-year-old had two points over his last three games. With Kuznetsov out, Matthew Phillips is expected to be in the lineup Thursday.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Scores in return to lineup

    Kuznetsov scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss to Dallas.

    Kuznetsov was a healthy scratch in Washington's last game versus Arizona after tallying just one point in his prior six games. The veteran winger made an impact in his return Thursday, finishing a breakaway in the second period to put the Caps ahead 3-1. Kuznetsov now has five goals and 10 points through 20 games this season after posting 55 points (12 goals, 43 assists) last year.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Set to draw back into lineup

    Kuznetsov is expected to draw into the Capitals' lineup Thursday versus Dallas after being a healthy scratch Monday against Arizona, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Kuznetsov has four goals and nine points in 19 games this season, which puts him on pace to fall short of the 55 points in 81 outings he provided in 2022-23. He's also been quiet recently with just one point (a goal) over his last six appearances. Kuznetsov will attempt to break out of his slump Thursday while likely serving on the second line and second power-play unit. Sonny Milano might be a healthy scratch after dressing in Washington's previous 14 contests.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Healthy scratch Monday

    Kuznetsov will be a healthy scratch Monday against Arizona, according to Bailey Johnson of The Washington Post.

    Kuznetsov only has one goal in his past six outings. The 31-year-old forward has struggled this season, picking up four goals and five assists over 19 appearances. Matthew Phillips will probably return to the lineup Monday after being scratched for the past two contests.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Deposits lone goal in Monday's loss

    Kuznetsov scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Sharks.

    Kuznetsov was held off the scoresheet Friday in his return from a two-game absence due to an illness. He was able to get on the board Monday, but he was the only Capital to find the twine behind Mackenzie Blackwood in this contest. Kuznetsov is up to four goals, nine points, 41 shots on net and a minus-2 rating through 16 contests in a rather slow start to the campaign.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Returns to action Friday

    Kuznetsov (illness) will return to the lineup Friday versus Edmonton, according to Tom Gulitti of NHL.com.

    Kuznetsov missed two games with the illness. He has three goals and five assists in 14 games, including a pair of assists on the power play this year.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Still sidelined Wednesday

    Kuznetsov (illness) will not be in the lineup versus the Sabres on Wednesday, Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network reports.

    Kuznetsov will be shelved for his second consecutive due to his illness. Prior to his absence, the 31-year-old center had registered three points in his last three games to go with seven shots. In Kuznetsov's stead, Connor McMichael will remain in a second-line center role in addition to a spot on the No. 1 power-play unit.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Questionable to face Buffalo

    Kuznetsov (illness) told Tom Gulitti of NHL.com on Tuesday that he isn't sure if he will play Wednesday against Buffalo.

    The Capitals will see how Kuznetsov feels Wednesday before determining his availability. The 31-year-old forward took part in practices Monday and Tuesday, but he didn't work on either power-play unit during Tuesday's session. Kuznetsov has registered three goals, eight points and 37 shots on net in 14 outings this campaign. If he can't play Wednesday, Hendrix Lapierre is slated to center the third line.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Back at practice

    Kuznetsov (illness) was on the ice for practice Monday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Kuznetsov should be available for Wednesday's contest against Buffalo after sitting out Saturday's 4-3 win over Columbus. He rotated in on the third line with Hendrix Lapierre, who could be a healthy scratch to make room for Kuznetsov's return. Kuznetsov has supplied three goals, five assists and 37 shots on goal through 14 games this season.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Not playing Saturday

    Kutnetzov (illness) won't be in the lineup versus Columbus on Saturday, according to Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network.

    Kuznetsov's absence doesn't come as much of a surprise after he missed practices Friday and Saturday. He has three goals and eight points in 14 games, including a pair of goals and an assist in his past three appearances.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Not at practice Friday

    Per Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network, Kuznetsov is missing practice Friday due to an illness.

    Kuznetsov has two goals and an assist in his last three games, giving him three goals and eight points in 14 contests this season. Consider him day-to-day at this time -- his status for Saturday's tilt versus Columbus is up in the air.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Still missing at practice

    Per Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network, Kuznetsov (illness) is not at practice Saturday.

    It's the second day in a row that Kuznetsov has not appeared at practice. He has three goals and eight points in 14 games this season. Stay tuned ahead of puck drop to see his status for Saturday's game versus Columbus.

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  • Capitals' Evgeny Kuznetsov: Lights lamp twice in win

    Kuznetsov scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Devils.

    The 31-year-old converted a virtual tap-in early in the second period after a great display of hustle from Tom Wilson, who chipped the puck out of Washington's zone and out-raced New Jersey defenders to collect it and create the scoring chance. That gave the Caps a 3-0 lead, and Kuznetsov then squelched the Devils' comeback attempt with an empty-netter. Through 12 games this season, he's produced three goals and seven points -- a pace that would see Kuznetsov fall short of 50 points over a full season for the first time since 2014-15, his first full campaign in the NHL.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 207 lbs
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Age: 31
Experience: 10
Shoots: Left