Evgeny Kuznetsov will miss his first game of the season due to injury, Thursday.
The Russian center will not play against the Colorado Avalanche due to an upper-body injury he suffered against the New York Islanders. Kuzy was crunched into the boards by Leo Komarov.
Kuznetsov left the ice visibly in pain and did not return. The next morning Kuznetsov missed practice and the Capitals announced he was day-to-day.