Capitals Forward Suspended for Dangerous High Stick

He had a hearing Tuesday with the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

Now, the NHL has suspended Washington Capital's forward Evgeny Kuznetsov for one game for high-sticking Vancouver Canucks forward Kyle Burroughs.

The incident occurred during the Capitals' 6-4 win against the Canucks on Monday.
The NHL felt the high location of contact and the clear purposeful nature of Kuznetsov's stick swing towards Burroughs was clearly dangerous and so unnecessary that it was enough to warrant a suspension.

Kuznetzov is no stranger to discipline from the NHL, as he's been previously fined by the league. He will miss Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators, but he is eligible to return on Saturday for the team's game against the Los Angeles Kings.

He has four assists through four games played this season. 
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