Your fears may subside now.
Capitals second-line center Evgeny Kuznetsov suffered a scary injury Friday night against the New York Islanders. After taking a slash to the left wrist, Kuznetsov writhed in pain on the ice.
Saturday afternoon, Capitals PR announced Kuznetsov is “listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury” and will miss the Flyers game Sunday.
#Caps Evgeny Kuznetsov is listed as day-to-day with an upper body injury and will not play in Philadelphia on Sunday.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 17, 2018
The “day-to-day” is key here.
Kuznetsov absorbed the slash from Islanders forward Thomas Hickey who was given a minor penalty on the play.
Lars Eller and Jay Beagle will likely see an increase in ice time with Kuzy out while the team could lean on Chandler Stephenson to be the team’s fourth center.
The Capitals, who are in the midst of a busy stretch to conclude the season, have 11 games remaining in the final three weeks of the 2017-18 campaign. The team plays four games in the next seven days.
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