Washington Capitals forwards Evgeny Kuznetsov and Anthony Mantha
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BREAKING: Washington Capitals Place Star Forward On Waivers

Published March 2, 2024 at 2:06 PM
BY SAMER

Huge news hit the NHL's waiver wire today following the announcement that Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals had been cleared to resume practicing after entering the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program.

Capitals Place Kuznetsov On Waivers



Surprisingly, the team has placed him on waivers, a decision reportedly initiated by Kuznetsov himself.

MacLellan said the decision to waive Kuznetsov was from him wanting a chance and a fresh start.


Says waivers set the wheels in motion.



According to Caps GM Brian McClellan, Kuznetsov sought a fresh start and requested the move, indicating that this step sets the wheels in motion for a potential change.


It's worth noting that Kuznetsov was placed on regular waivers for assignment to the AHL, not unconditional waivers for contract termination. His contract, with a $7.8 million annual cap hit, extends beyond this season, adding an intriguing element to the situation.


While it's uncertain if Kuznetsov will clear waivers or if another team will take the risk, this move opens the door for potential new opportunities for the talented forward.

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