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Evgeny Kuznetsov Suspended One Game

The Caps’ forward will sit out for his actions in the Vancouver game

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Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended one game for high-sticking Vancouver’s Kyle Burroughs, per the league’s Department of Player Safety:

Kuznetsov was originally assessed a two-minute minor for the play, but it was clear on the replay that this was probably going to get a look from the league (as it should). Kuznetsov attended a hearing with DoPS earlier today, and was handed a one-game punishment.

This is the second time Kuznetsov has been suspended by the NHL - and first for on-ice actions. He was previously fined twice for on-ice infractions (diving and high-sticking).

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    Too harsh
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  • 52%
    Punishment fits the crime
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