Washington management wants to “get rid of Kuznetsov’s heavy contract”, says Konkov

Double winner of the Gagarin Cup Sergei Konkov spoke about the situation with the Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov .

SATURDAY “Washington” entered the Russian into the waiver draft immediately after learning that Kuznetsov had completed the NHL Player Assistance Program and was cleared to practice with the team. Not a single club in the league began to take away the rights to the 31-year-old forward, so Kuznetsov was sent to the Washington farm club in the American Hockey League – the Hershey Bears.

— Before the deadline, the Washington management wants to free itself from Kuznetsov’s heavy contract. This story is not accidental, it has been going on for a long time and the player himself expressed a desire to change teams. And above all, the level of play that Evgeniy can demonstrate is not there. Such situations are not very pleasant both for the fans and for the player himself.

On the other hand, it is clear that this does not happen in a vacuum. And here it is time to think about which direction Evgeny wants to take in the future. And a change of scenery should in any case be beneficial. Kuznetsov has a certain level of skill, he has already shown it several times. He will be able to prove himself in the new team. The main thing is the desire of the player himself,” Metaratings.ru quotes Konkov.

Kuznetsov played 43 games with Washington this season and scored 17 points (6 goals and 11 assists). The striker’s current contract with a salary of $7.8 million runs until the end of the 2024/25 season.


Source : MatchTV

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