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92 Evgeny Kuznetsov C
Height/Weight: 6-3/200 | Birthdate: 5/19/1992 | Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia | Team: Washington Capitals | College: None | NHL Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 38/11 | Average Draft Position: 158.68
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12/4/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps Scratch Kuznetsov On Thursday

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Hurricanes.
Analysis: The decision is a curious one after Evgeny Kuznetsov had been seeing some time on the Caps' second line of late. Despite his recently-improved production, Kuznetsov has collected eight points in 23 games, far from the production many were expecting from a player who was a popular candidate to take home the Calder Trophy.

11/28/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Scores Second Of Season

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov bagged his second goal of the season and added an assist in Friday's win over the Islanders.
Analysis: A much needed two-point effort for Evgeny Kuznetsov, who had been held off the scoresheet in his last nine games. While the 22-year-old has gushing fantasy potential, he is currently playing on the fourth line, averaging only 11:16 of ice time per game. While Kuznetsov is valuable in some deep leagues right now, he will need to play in the Caps' top-six to be valuable in shallower formats.

11/13/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Trotz: Trying To Build Around Kuznetsov

News: Head coach Barry Trotz indicated he is trying to "build the fourth line" around Evgeny Kuznetsov, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.
Analysis: Trotz noted that Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has spent much of the season on the Capitals' fourth line, is an integral part of his plan to have four complete lines and that injuries to players like Brooks Laich and Tom Wilson have kept the dynamic Russian from having more talented linemates to work with. Although his three goals and nine points over 17 games are impressive for a "fourth liner", fantasy owners expectations for a breakout campaign have been tempered since fellow rookie Andre Burakovsky stole the second-line center job during training camp. Although he's getting some work on the second power play unit, a Calder Trophy worthy (and perhaps a meaningful fantasy) campaign is likely out of reach unless or until he gets more quality minutes. Still, the situation is worth monitoring, but it's difficult to recommend Kuznetsov outside of deeper leagues at this time.

11/6/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Caps' Kuznetsov Likely To Be Scratched Friday

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Likely To Be Scratched Friday

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov is expected to serve as a healthy scratch Friday against the Blackhawks, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.
Analysis: The expected return of Brooks Laich (shoulder) to the lineup Friday will give the Capitals a surplus of centers, more than likely forcing coach Barry Trotz to make the tough decision to send Evgeny Kuznetsov to the press box. After failing to claim a top-six role in training camp, Kuznetsov has mostly floundered while centering the Capitals' third and fourth lines, contributing one goal and five assists over 12 games. It's not expected that Kuznetsov will become a regular scratch for the Capitals, but the rookie no longer looks poised to make the major impact that many expected from him heading into his first full NHL season.

10/30/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Pots First

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov notched his first goal of the season in Wednesay's loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: Since opening the season as the fourth-line center, Evgeny Kuznetsov has been bumped up to the third line. The presence of Nicklas Backstrom and the thriving Andre Burakovsky above him on the center depth chart may prevent Kuznetsov from climbing much further, though the Capitals could move him to the wing if the team decides he's ready for a top-six appointment. Before that happens, however, he'll need to dominate with consistency against lesser third-line competition. Wednesday's goal was a good start, but his overall production on the season (four points, 12 shot attempts in nine games) has been lukewarm.

10/17/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Gets Assist In Thursday's Win

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov picked up an assist late in Washington's 6-2 win over visiting New Jersey on Thursday.
Analysis: The assist gives Evgeny Kuznetsov a three-game point streak, which is uncommon for fourth-line players in the NHL. Kuznetsov figured to battle rookie Andre Burakovsky for the second-line center position throughout the season, but with the Swede having the inside track at the moment, Kuznetsov has been honing his craft an the team's fourth-line center, and it's his presence on the team's second power play unit that is the source of most of his production. The 22-year-old Chelyabinsk native has world class talent, so it's only a matter of time before his role expands. He's a decent buy-low candidate at the moment.

10/11/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS Caps' Kuznetsov Logs Fourth-Line Duty In Opener

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Caps' Kuznetsov Logs Fourth-Line Duty In Opener

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov was on the ice for just 11 shifts and 6:36 of action in Thursday's season opener.
Analysis: Though Evgeny Kuznetsov's limited ice time would seem concerning, coach Barry Trotz said after the game that he was pleased with how Kuznetsov performed, suggesting that he could earn himself more shifts as a result. Unfortunately for Kuznetsov, his chief competition for a top-six role, rookie Andre Burakovsky, scored the Capitals' only goal in the night, which could further cement him as the team's second-line center. Kuznetsov still remains worth holding, but his outlook isn't nearly as rosy as it was heading into training camp.

10/5/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Kuznetsov Ends Preseason With Goal

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the game's opening goal in Washington's 5-2 win over Carolina Sunday.
Analysis: Capitals coach Barry Trotz said at the beginning of the preseason that Evgeny Kuznetsov was competing with Marcus Johansson for the second-line center position. Kuznetsov, who is already a popular Calder Trophy pick, has had a strong preseason and could work his way on to the team's second power play line. He added nine points in 17 games last year, and could be a great sleeper pick this season.

9/26/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Kuznetsov Centers Second-Line, Gets Assist Friday

News: Evgeny Kuznetsov played most of the night alongside Brooks Laich and Troy Brouwer on the second-line, garnering an assist, in the Capitals' 5-4 OT win over the Bruins on Friday.
Analysis: Evgeny Kuznetsov is also looking like a feature player on the team's second power-play unit. Kuznetsov is still competing with Marcus Johansson and Andre Burakovsky for the center job behind Nicklas Backstrom. Kuznetsov didn't display any of the offensive wizardry he's known to have, but he played a decent game. Given his offensive skills and the fact that his face-off prowess is superior to his competition, Kuznetsov looks to be the favorite to take the reins of the Caps' second-line on opening night, as well as an early favorite for the Calder Trophy this season. He has excellent sleeper potential this season.

9/22/2014

Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, WAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Trotz: Kuznetsov and Johansson Are "Head To Head"

News: Capitals head coach Barry Trotz indicated Evgeny Kuznetsov and Marcus Johansson are going "head to head" for the second-line center position during a press conference prior to Monday night's preseason game against the Flyers.
Analysis: The declaration at least puts to bed some concern that Brooks Laich was also involved in the competition, but Trotz's words and Laich's appearance on the left wing during Sunday's preseason action against Buffalo seem to corroborate the idea that the second-line center job will go to either Evgeny Kuznetsov or Marcus Johansson. A popular pick to win the Calder Trophy this season, Kuznetsov's value will certainly rise if he can win the job. Keep an eye on the situation, as the talented Russian is oozing sleeper potential at the moment.