Evgeny Kuznetsov suffered an upper body injury during the Capitals clash with the New York Islanders on March 16. Barry Trotz was quick to confirm that he would return before the playoffs, and Kuznetsov continued skating at practice.
At morning skate, ahead of their game against Montreal Canadiens, Kuznetsov announced that he would be playing in the most Kuzy way possible.
According to the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan, Kuznetsov has been sampling the cuisine of the various stadiums the Caps have visited since his injury.
Kuznetsov said it was weird being injured for the first time in his NHL career. What’d he notice?
Kuznetsov: “Some stadiums have better hot dogs. But it looks like I’m not going to try hot dog today, though I know it’s a very good place for food.”
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) March 24, 2018
With Montreal’s hot dogs off the menu, Kuznetsov will return to the lineup to take on the Canadiens.
Per Khurshudyan, the lines at morning skate were as follows:
8-Ovechkin, 92-Kuznetsov, 43-Wilson
65-Burakovsky, 19-Backstrom, 77-Oshie
10-Connolly, 20-Eller, 13-Vrana
18-Stephenson, 83-Beagle, 39-Chiasson
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