Evgeny Kuznetsov will miss the Capitals-Devils game on Saturday due to an upper-body injury. It’s unclear when Kuznetsov got injured or how.
The Capitals announced the news after warmups completed.
#Caps Evgeny Kuznetsov is out with an upper body injury and will not play today vs NJ. He is listed as day-to-day.
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) February 27, 2021
With Kuznetsov in the press box, TJ Oshie will play center and Daniel Sprong will get a jersey.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) February 27, 2021
Kuznetsov practiced on Friday. The Athletic’s Tarik El-Bashir posted video of Kuzy coming out for practice early to work on his stickhandling.
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) February 26, 2021
Alex Ovechkin (game-time decision) and Carl Hagelin, who both took a maintenance day on Friday, will both play.
In 11 games this season, Kuznetsov has two goals, four assists, and six points.
The Capitals will rematch the Devils on Sunday.
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