Washington’s Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended for one game for High-sticking Vancouver’s Kyle Burroughs. https://t.co/gzZyQma5Gn— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 18, 2022
Unless Kuznetsov wins an appeal, he’ll be out for the Capitals matchup vs. the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Kuznetsov had three assists in the 6-4 win over Vancouver to help Washington improve to 2-2-0 on the season. He has four assists in four games this season.
Kuznetsov has been centering the second line with Anthony Mantha and T.J. Oshie, also skating on the second power-play unit. With Kuznetsov potentially out Thursday, the Capitals could move Lars Eller up to the second line. There are also a few options to move wings to center. Marcus Johansson has some experience at center. He could be moved up as well.