Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov in warmup
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NHL Releases Official Statement On Evgeny Kuznetsov's Future

Published March 2, 2024 at 1:04 PM
BY SAMER

The Washington Capitals have received positive news from the NHL as the weekend begins in regards to one of their star forwards.

Kuznetsov's Fate Has Been Confirmed



In a joint statement, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) announced that Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been given the green light to resume practicing with his teammates. This comes after Kuznetsov entered the league's Player Assistance Program last month.

Evgeny Kuznetsov has been cleared to resume practicing with the #caps after entering the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program in early February.




However, Kuznetsov has not yet been cleared to return to gameplay. He is currently in the follow-up care phase of the program, and there is no set timeline for his potential return to NHL games.


The timing of Kuznetsov's return could be beneficial for the Capitals, who are currently outside the playoff picture, trailing the Philadelphia Flyers by 4 points in the NHL's Metropolitan Division. Kuznetsov has historically played a key role in the Capitals offense, although his performance has declined over the past two seasons. A refreshed Kuznetsov could provide the boost the Capitals need to climb back into playoff contention.


Whether Kuznetsov will be able to resume playing remains uncertain, as he continues to receive care as part of the league's Player Assistance Program.

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