Washington Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov.
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Capital Star to receive care from the Player Assistance Program

Published February 5, 2024 at 4:49 PM

Being a professional athlete comes with many challenges, both physical and mental, and with that in mind, the NHLPA's Player Assistance Program has stepped in to help many players over the years.

Evgeny Kuznetsov to enter the Player Assistance Program

Now, Washington Capitals superstar Evgeny Kuznetsov has officially entered the 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 team 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.

It's unclear why Kuznetsov has needed this help, as the program often keeps the reasons confidential to protect the players privacy, certainly understandably so. In 43 games this year, Kuznetsov has tallied 6 goals and 17 points, and has been a solid veteran contributor for Washington, so we wish him the best in getting back on the ice as soon as possible.
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Capital Star to receive care from the Player Assistance Program

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