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The Russian striker “Washington capitals” Evgeny Kuznetsov responded to a three-match suspension that was imposed on it by the decision of the National hockey League (NHL). The words of the athlete are presented in Twitter account club.
According to Kuznetsov, he would accept any punishment from the League. He also noted that he wants to forget the past and just move forward. “The summer was pretty heavy. I dreamed about the first day of training camp to return to the team”, — said the striker.
Kuznetsov also said that he appreciates the support of the people, and also attaches importance to the opinion of those who criticize him. Responding to a question about the trust of our partners on “to Washington”, the Russian said, “This stays between us.”
On the disqualification Kuznetsova became known on September 14. The NHL suspended a player for cocaine use. The hockey player said he will not appeal.
In late August, the international ice hockey Federation (IIHF) suspended Kuznetsova from participating in international competitions and matches of the Continental hockey League for four years. In the may doping sample Russians, taken during the world championship in Slovakia, had traces of cocaine.
Kuznetsov took the disqualification. He will be deprived of the bronze medal in the world Championships 2019. In this four-year suspension of a hockey player only applies to tournaments held under the auspices of IIHF.
Video, photo All from Russia.