Since he was averaging more than 23 minutes, Niskanen's injury shook the defense corps. He'll return to a much more stable unit.
"When I'm on the ice and I feel like someone open every time, I just want to make my linemates happy," Kuznetsov said.
Defenseman Matt Niskanen and forward Tyler Graovac aren't quite ready to play, but they're getting closer.
Top line’s first-period burst sets the tone as Capitals pull away for 6-2 win at home.
Kuznetsov played the whole thing off extremely well.
Ovechkin notches a goal and an assist, and Washington beats San Jose after earning just one regulation win in the teams’ previous 25 meetings.
Stephenson has gone from the waiver wire to playing beside Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie on Friday night against Pittsburgh.
The Capitals' star center is mired in a career-long point drought.
Forward Brett Connolly appears closest to returning.
The Capitals could see some other injured players back in the lineup soon though.
Carlson has skated the most minutes in the NHL this season.
The Capitals would have their first three-game win streak of the season if they beat the Coyotes on Monday night.
With an expectation of scoring more this season, Wilson got his first two goals of the season on Saturday night against the Bruins.