NEW YORK - The National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended, without pay, for three regular-season games for inappropriate conduct. The Commissioner's determination came following an in-person meeting in New York on Monday, Sept. 9 with Kuznetsov and NHLPA representatives.
Kuznetsov has informed the League through the NHLPA that he will not be appealing his suspension. The League will have no further comment.
Kuznetsov statement on suspension
Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has released the following statement on the National Hockey League's three-game suspension:
"I have decided to accept the NHL's suspension today. I am once again sorry that I have disappointed my family, my teammates, and the Capitals organization and fans. I promise to do everything in my power to win you back with my actions both on and off the ice. I also understand that I am fortunate to have an opportunity to make things right. Thanks to the Capitals, NHL, and NHLPA, I have taken many steps in the right direction and I'm confident that I will continue on that path. I am grateful for everyone's support and I'm looking to move forward from this point. While I can appreciate that people may have additional questions, I will not be commenting further on this matter."