Evgeny Kuznetsov has served his four-year suspension from IIHF, now eligible to play in national team tournaments
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has completed serving his four-year suspension levied by the IIHF in August of 2019 when the Russian center tested positive for cocaine. Cocaine is a banned substance by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Kuznetsov is now eligible to play in national team tournaments although Russia is still currently banned from the events due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. WADA released the news to Russian news agency TASS on Saturday.