Months after being in a video with lines of a white powdery substance, Evgeny Kuznetsov was suspended four years by the IIHF on Friday after testing positive for cocaine. Kuznetsov, who will not be able to play internationally until June 2023 and could face punishment from the NHL, said in a Capitals statement that “I feel absolutely terrible for letting you down. I realize that the only way I can win you back is to take ownership of my situation and my actions from this point forward.”
Tuesday, Tom Wilson became the first Capitals player to comment on Kuzy’s suspension. He stood behind his teammate.