Why Is Kuznetsov Not Playing?

How long will Samsonov last?

Impact Samsonov was scratched for Washington’s last two games for what was deemed a coach’s decision after being late to a team meeting, but to make matters worse, he’s now joined teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov in the league’s virus protocols.

For now, Samsonov can be considered out indefinitely..

Is Kuznetsov left handed?

He previously played for Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)….Evgeny KuznetsovShootsLeftNHL team Former teamsWashington Capitals Traktor ChelyabinskNational teamRussiaNHL Draft26th overall, 2010 Washington Capitals6 more rows

How old is Ovechkin?

35 years (September 17, 1985)Alexander Ovechkin/Age

How tall is Kuznetsov?

1.83 mEvgeny Kuznetsov/Height

What position is Kuznetsov?

CentermanEvgeny Kuznetsov/Position

Why is Kuznetsov still not playing?

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov is back on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list Tuesday a day after being suspended by the team for disciplinary reasons. Kuznetsov, who is sixth on the team in points (nine goals, 20 assists) did not play Monday due to being late to a team function.

Who hit Lars Eller?

Eric GrybaHabs centre Lars Eller was left unconscious and bleeding on the ice after taking a big hit from Ottawa defenceman Eric Gryba in the second period Senators’ 4-2 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final on Thursday night.

Why is Backstrom out?

A surprise for the second-to-last game of the regular season: forward Nicklas Backstrom and defender John Carlson are out. Carlson and Backstrom join Ovechkin on Washington’s injured list. …

Is Backstrom hurt?

Backstrom is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. This is the first we’ve heard about an upper-body injury for Backstrom, but Washington is labelling him as day-to-day for now. Lars Eller will likely move up to the second line and Michael Sgarbossa will draw into the lineup to replace Backstrom.

Is Ilya Samsonov playing?

The headquarters of the Russian national team announced on Tuesday that Washington Capitals goaltender Ilya Samsonov will not play for the national team at the 2021 World Championship, currently underway in Riga, Latvia.

What is Backstrom injury?

Backstrom, who was positioned near the benches and the blueline, flipped the puck towards the corner. Afterward, Lee came barreling in shoulder first and smashed Backstrom, who had his head turned away from Lee, backward onto the ice.

Is Kuznetsov playing tonight?

Out for Game 2 Kuznetsov (COVID-19) will not be in Monday’s Game 2 lineup against the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports. Impact As expected, Kuznetsov is still unavailable and hasn’t played since May 1. He scored 29 points with a plus-7 rating in 41 games this season. …

Why is Ilya Samsonov not playing?

Evgeny Kuznetsov and Ilya Samsonov will not play tonight due to disciplinary reasons. Here’s a head-scratcher: Forward Evgeny Kuznetsov and goalie Ilya Samsonov will not play in tonight’s game against the Rangers. The Caps say the decision for them not to play was a “team decision” for “disciplinary reasons.”

What happened to Samsonov?

Last week, Kuznetsov and Samsonov were suspended by the Capitals due to being late to some type of team function. The next day, Evgeny Kuznetsov landed on the COVID-19 Unavailability List while Samsonov was buried on the Capitals taxi squad, where it does not have to be reported if he’s in protocol or not.

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