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Kuznetsov: upper body, day to day.
« on: February 11, 2020, 12:05:56 PM »
Nothing more to report. Day to day with upper body. Not on the ice this morning. I imagine that (day to day) means he didn't break a collar bone or dislocate a shoulder?
Now to call up Stevenson.. Oh, wait.  :smirk:  Can Boyd or Dowd play center? Team is about an inch deep.. lol

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Re: Kuznetsov: upper body, day to day.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2020, 03:29:50 PM »
definitely looked like a shoulder injury
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Re: Kuznetsov: upper body, day to day.
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2020, 05:41:37 PM »
about an inch deep.. lol
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Also, how the fuck did Birdy get hurt on that?  It wasnít a Konstenitov, Stevens, or Chara-sequel hit.  He clearly needs to man/muscle up more if thatís all itís gonna take to hurt him

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Re: Kuznetsov: upper body, day to day.
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2020, 07:13:26 PM »
Also, how the fuck did Birdy get hurt on that?  It wasnít a Konstenitov, Stevens, or Chara-sequel hit.  He clearly needs to man/muscle up more if thatís all itís gonna take to hurt him
That's why I figure he's not all that hurt.. He'd of probably just laid there crying if he thought he was really hurt.. Least it'll give a look at someone new playing center. Think things are bad now, they're gonna be in double deep shit if the injury bug strikes.

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Re: Kuznetsov: upper body, day to day.
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2020, 02:17:25 PM »
Sounds like he's "almost" ready.. Read that he was one of the 1st on the ice this morning, wearing a regular jersey.. But didn't take 1st line rushs' so looks like he'll be out tonight vs Az.

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Re: Kuznetsov: upper body, day to day.
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2020, 08:04:21 PM »
Nothing more to report. Day to day with upper body. Not on the ice this morning. I imagine that (day to day) means he didn't break a collar bone or dislocate a shoulder?
Now to call up Stevenson.. Oh, wait.  :smirk:  Can Boyd or Dowd play center? Team is about an inch deep.. lol



Its great that Stephenson is doing well in Vegas.  I initially thought he had a ton of potential, but then he just never seemed to get his offensive game going.  He eventually struck me as the kind that needed a hardass coach to get him motivated every game until he figured it out. Never happened here.

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Re: Kuznetsov: upper body, day to day.
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2020, 08:26:42 PM »

Its great that Stephenson is doing well in Vegas.  I initially thought he had a ton of potential, but then he just never seemed to get his offensive game going.  He eventually struck me as the kind that needed a hardass coach to get him motivated every game until he figured it out. Never happened here.
      Stephenson wasn't given much of an opportunity here to succeed offensively. He was pretty much used as a defensive specialist. He also never had any regular linemates. He was getting bumped up and down the lineup and playing all 3 forward positions. Usually on the wing.
      Watching him play with the Caps I noticed that he was always the forward that stayed back and covered for the pinching defenceman. Hard to generate offensive opportunities in that situation.
      In Vegas he is playing his natural center position and is getting time with better linemates. He is getting the opportunity to contribute in the offensive zone and still playing very well defensively.
      He did show potential under Trotz but once Reirden took over it was downhill. It seemed like he didn't know how to use him. He is a better 2 way forward than the majority of our forwards.
     There are plenty of other guys I would have traded before Stephenson. I guess it worked out ok for him. He got a cup with us and now he is getting a chance to contribute more for his new team.
       In recent years it is not uncommon for a player to leave the Caps and contribute more for his new team.