Alex Ovechkin backs Evgeny Kuznetsov after cocaine suspension

CLOSE CHICAGO — Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin believes teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov will overcome his recent international hockey suspension due to a positive cocaine test to become a more productive NHL player. “He’s going to be better,” Ovechkin said during the NHL media tour. “When you make a mistake you try to bounce back right away. …

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