Evgeny Kuznetsov Stats
- Height / Weight
- 74 / 202 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/19/1992 (31)
Evgeny Kuznetsov Last 10 Games
Evgeny Kuznetsov News
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov did not partake in Monday's practice due to what the team is calling personal reasons. "We'll have an update later but out today for personal reasons," Capitals head coach Spencer Carbery said. It's been a down season for the veteran pivot as Kuznetsov has recorded just six goals and 17 points across 43 games while posting a minus-11 rating in that time. His 18:47 of average ice time per game is actually an increase from last season and is the third-highest mark of his 11-year NHL career. The Caps have largely struggled as a team as they are tied for sixth place in the Metropolitan Division with a 22-18-7 record while their -31 goal differential is the third-worst figure in the Eastern Conference.
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (illness) will rejoin the action on Saturday against Nashville. He returns from a one-game absence, having been unavailable for Thursday's contest against Philadelphia due to an illness. Kuznetsov has struggled for form this season and was even a healthy scratch recently. He's sitting on only 11 points (five goals, six assists) through 22 outings. The Russian centerman has averaged fewer points only during his rookie campaign in 2014-15.
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov is expected to re-enter the lineup on Thursday against Dallas. Following a string of lackluster performances, he was scratched for Monday's meeting with Arizona. The Russian centerman has contributed only four goals and five assists in 19 appearances this season, and he's currently averaging 0.47 points per game, which is the second-lowest mark of his career. Capitals head coach Spencer Carbery will likely want to see a big reaction from Kuznetsov on Thursday. He's projected to skate with Hendrix Lapierre and Matthew Phillips on the third line.
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (illness) will miss a second straight game Wednesday against Buffalo. After being out for Saturday's matchup against Columbus due to an illness, Kuznetsov returned to practice on Monday, but he still isn't in game condition. The Russian pivot has been off form for most of 2023-24, registering only three goals and eight points in 14 appearances. Dylan Strome has taken over as the first-line center in his absence, while Connor McMichael has also moved into the top six.