The Russian national team won’t have Evgeny Kuznetsov for the next four years, after the Capitals star received a suspension from the IIHF after testing positive for cocaine.
It’s a pretty crazy situation, but Kuznetsov still has the support of his peers, including his former national team teammate Sergei Bobrovsky.
“Stay strong, man, make right decisions and keep moving forward,” writes Bobrovsky. It’s a nice little show of solidarity for someone who has, as Bobrovsky says, given so much back to the community he’s from.
One of Kuznetsov’s Capitals teammates, Tom Wilson, also offered his support, making it clear that the team is “going to have his back.”