Kuznetsov started his first game back on the third line against Sibir Novosibirsk, but he ended up leading the team’s forwards in ice time with 19:13. He also recorded an assist on a goal by Stanislav Chistov. Traktor lost in overtime 3-2. They are now ahead of Avangard Omsk for eighth place in the East by one point.
Here’s the assist. Kuznetsov rushes the puck out of his own zone before feeding a cross-ice pass to Alexei Zavarukhin before Chistov taps it in.