Evgeny Kuznetsov speaks to reporters for the first time after being suspended three games by the NHL
Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov spoke to reporters on Saturday for the first time since testing positive for cocaine. Hours removed from his first career NHL suspension— a three-game ban — Kuznetsov, wearing a long grey sweatshirt, opened up about the most challenging time of his career.
“It was a pretty hard summer for me,” Kuznetsov admitted.
“I want to move forward, and the one thing I can do best is play hockey,” he added. “I feel bad for my friends, for my teammates, for the organization, for the fans that they have to deal with this news. But I will pay back more than people give me right now.”