Evgeny Kuznetsov will be suspended by the NHL for testing positive for cocaine, according to a report from the Washington Post.
Kuznetsov was given a four-year ban in August by the International Hockey Federation after testing positive for the drug while representing Russia at the World Championships in May. At the time, the Capitals and NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly released a statement that the Caps center "has voluntarily sought help through the education and counseling program provided for in the NHL/NHLPA collective bargaining agreement and has agreed to a regular testing protocol relating to his involvement with that program."
According to the Washington Post report, the NHL suspension is not expected to exceed three games and will be announced sometime on Saturday.
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Report: Caps' Kuznetsov to be suspended for positive cocaine test originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington