After intense thunderstorms subsided Thursday night, the Washington Capitals were finally able to deplane from their return flight from Las Vegas. The Caps returned to DC with a 1-1 record in the Stanley Cup Final, but at least one superstar forward also returned with an unspecified upper body injury.
Late in the first period of Wednesday night’s eventual win over the Vegas Golden Knights, Evgeny Kuznetsov left the game clutching his left forearm after receiving a high hit from Brayden McNabb. As he walked from the plane to his car Thursday, Kuzy kept his left hand and wrist in his pants pocket and out of the view of fans and media cameras waiting in the parking lot.
Here’s the hit that knocked Kuznetsov out of the game.
And his reaction as he skated off the ice.
In a conference call Thursday afternoon, Barry Trotz said Kuznetsov is day-to-day and that he didn’t know if Kuznetsov would participate in the team’s optional skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Friday morning.
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