Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov denied ever using drugs after a video surfaced of him sitting next to an unidentified white substance.
The video, originally posted on Twitter by @Thesavspb but since deleted, showed Kuznetsov in what appears to be a hotel room sitting by a table with lines of white powder and a rolled-up bill. Kuznetsov is never shown ingesting the powder.
"Yes, I saw this video appear on the network," Kuznetsov said in his statement, as translated through Google. "I do not always have something to do with what is happening next to me. I have never used drugs and I am not going to get involved in this. If I have questions, I am ready to undergo a medical examination at any time." "This video year. It was the summer of 2018 in Vegas, when we won the Stanley Cup (with the 'Washington' ). By the past World Cup is all the more irrelevant. I just went to my friends in the room. When I saw what was happening there - unfamiliar women, strange substances on the table - he called a friend and left there as soon as possible." "It is a pity that someone decided to catch the HYIP just now - at the defeat of the national team. I have nothing to hide, let it remain on the conscience of the one who posted this video."