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BREAKING: NHL clears star forward from Players Assistance Program

Published March 2, 2024 at 1:21 PM
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Today, there's a notable update from the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) concerning Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov, who was placed in the program just over one month ago.

Kuznetsov has been given the green light to join team practices again and has moved into the next phase of care in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. He still hasn't been given the all-clear to play in games just yet.

The NHL's official statement is as shown:

"The National Hockey League and National Hockey League Players' Association announced today that Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been cleared to resume practicing with the team and has entered the follow-up care phase of the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. Kuznetsov has not yet been cleared to return to game action. Kuznetsov's care continues to be administered pursuant to the player assistance program."




Kuznetsov's ongoing treatment is being overseen by the player assistance program, showing that his recovery and health remain top priorities.
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