The defensive-minded center has been lining up with the Capitals' star winger often as Coach Adam Oates tinkers with line combinations.
Washington's futility against Pittsburgh continues and here are the reasons why.
The young forward shows a mix of potential and the need to adjust to the NHL game in 10:22 of ice time.
Kuznetsov's new teammates try to avoid putting pressure on the 21-year-old.
Nicklas Backstrom: "It’s not acceptable, it’s not the way we want to play. We were sleeping the first two periods."
Coach Adam Oates, he of 1,420 career points, keeps Ovechkin's latest marker in perspective.
Ovechkin: "I’m going to show him around, going to show him the team and welcome him to the team. It’s going to be good for him.”
Capitals star appears upbeat after he returns to practice with Washington.
Four of the Caps' five Olympians are back at practice offering a look at what to expect when the season starts back up.
The Caps' Olympians are all on their way back to Arlington, though, Marcus Johansson will be delayed.