Capitals Prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov Seriously Injured In KHL Game On Friday

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Evgeny Kuznetsov, drafted 26th overall by the Washington Capitals, poses on stage during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Top Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov had to be carted off the ice after suffering a serious injury while playing in the KHL on Friday.

Evgeny Kuznetsov, arguably the top prospect in the Capitals organization, had to be carted off the ice on Friday after suffering what sounds like an extremely painful injury while playing in the KHL.

Slava Malamud of Sport-Express then followed up with a couple of tweets reporting that it appears likely that Kuznetsov tore ligaments in his knee and some speculation from his head coach that Kuznetsov might be out for the rest of the Season. All of this, of course, is pending the results of an MRI, which should happen fairly soon.

Here is some more information on the nature of the injury.

And from Malamud:

Recapping the Kuznetsov episode: collided w/ defenseman in front of goal, fell awkwardly, appeared in extreme pain, carried off on stretcher

Kuznetsov was selected late in the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft.

For more on this story and all things Capitals hockey, please head over to Japers' Rink.

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