Evgeny Kuznetsov playing the puck.
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Washington Capitals Forward Enters Player Assistance Program

Published February 5, 2024 at 4:56 PM
Today, the Washington Capitals and NHL announced that forward Evgeny Kuznetsov will be entering the NHL Player Assistance Program.

The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association announced today that forward Evgeny Kuznetsov of the Washington Capitals will be unavailable to his Club for an indefinite period while he receives care from the Player Assistance Program of the NHLPA and NHL.

Under the terms of the joint program, he will return to the Club when cleared for on-ice competition by the program administrators.

Kuznetsov, former first round pick by Washington is 31 years old. This season, he has six goals and 11 assists, tallying up to 17 points in 43 games. He is also known for his famous shootout shot.

We wish Evgeny all the best in his recovery.
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