Adding injury to insult, Evgeny Kuznetsov has left Monday’s game against the New York Islanders in the second period.
Halfway into the game, Kuznetsov skated along the boards with Leo Komarov in pursuit. Komarov smushed Kuznetsov shoulder first into the boards, leaving the Caps forward reeling on the ice.
The hit that injured Evgeny Kuznetsov pic.twitter.com/anSlsxSV3y
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) February 11, 2020
Kuznetsov left the ice in pain and immediately retreated to the dressing room. He has a history of shoulder injuries while playing in the KHL.
The Capitals PR announced during the second intermission that Kuzy was “questionable” to return.
#Caps Evgeny Kuznetsov (upper body) is questionable to return.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 11, 2020
Kuznetsov’s final shift ended at 9:14 of the second period.
Update: Todd Reirden said the Capitals will re-evaluate Kuznetsov in the morning.
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