The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan reports that Evgeny Kuznetsov will be suspended by the NHL later today after failing an IIHF drug test earlier this year. The suspension will be no longer than three games, according to Khurshudyan. The IIHF has already suspended Kuznetsov from international play for four years, which will keep him out of the World Championships and Olympics until he’s 31.
Monday, Kuznetsov met with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Kuznetsov has not spoken publicly about the failed drug test beyond in a press release issued by the Capitals.
Update, 10:30 AM: The NHL announces that Kuznetsov will be suspended for three games. Kuznetsov will not appeal the decision.