In breaking news, this Washington Capitals star was just healthy scratched for a crazy, unexpected reason.
Kuznetsov Healthy Scratched for a Mental Reset Tonight
It's not every day that a player is healthy scratched to just have the night off to reset, however, that appears to be the case for Evgeny Kuznetsov
. The Capitals announced that he will be healthy scratched tonight for a mental reset.
#Capitals 🇺🇸 forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
🇷🇺 will be a healthy scratch tonight against Arizona for a "mental reset."
Kuznetsov, 31, has four goals, nine points in 19 games played with Washington this season.
Important to note, too, that this doesn't sound like a "mental health" reset, as it has been reported as a healthy scratch. Interestingly, the Captials did not use this as a load management reasoning for scratching Kuznetsov, like you commonly see in the NBA.
Kuznetsov is off to a slow start this year, with just 9 points in 19 games so far on the season. We will see if the night off can help him reset.