After practice, Kuznetsov recorded a birthday greeting for 13-year-old Emily, a Caps fan. There was just one tiny catch.
— Grace Winter (@GraceWinter) March 21, 2018
“Hey, Emily. This is TJ Oshie,” Kuznetsov said in his heavy Russian accent. “I wish you a happy birthday. I wish you all the best. Stay healthy.”
Kuznetsov was either told Emily was a big TJ Oshie fan or he felt like messing around and saying he was TJ Oshie in the video.
NBC Sports Washington’s Tarik El-Bashir can be heard guffawing in the background.
Wednesday marked Kuznetsov’s grand return to practice after suffering a left arm injury. Clearly he was in a good mood.
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) March 21, 2018
Thanks to Gene Wu for tweeting us the video.
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