Russian Tampa Bay Lightning striker Nikita Kucherov was injured in an NHL regular season match against the Washington Capitals (2-1 OT).
In the third period, the forward clashed with the striker of the capital's team Garnet Hetheway. After that, the Russian barely made it to the bench, holding his hand in his lower abdomen, and then went into the locker room.
– The first opinions about Kucherov's injury are not very pleasant. He may need surgery. Because of this, he will miss some time. More details will become known later, – wrote journalist Eric Erlendsson on his Twitter.
Kucherov scored four (1 + 3) points in two NHL games this season.
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