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Kuznetsov denies drug use after video surfaces showing Capitals star near white powdery substance

Video surfaced on social media showing Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov sitting near two lines of a white powdery substance.

WASHINGTON -- Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov denies ever using drugs after video surfaced on social media showing the forward sitting near a table that had two lines of a white powdery substance.

In a statement made to sport-express.ru Kuznetsov said "I have never used drugs and do not intend to. If you have questions, I am ready to undergo a medical examination"

Kuznetsov the Russian media site that the video was from 2018 after the Capitals won the Stanley Cup. He says when he went into the room where the video was taken, he left after seeing an unfamiliar woman and strange substances.

When asked for comment, a Capitals spokesperson told WUSA 9 Sports "We are aware of the video that surfaced on social media of Evgeny Kuznetsov. We are currently in the process of gathering facts and will have no further comment at this time."