Yuri Golyshak of Sport-Express has interviewed HC Traktor's GM Vladimir Krechin and here's what Krechin said about Evgeny (Zhenya) Kuznetsov:
What is the most inportant, Zhenya was cured completely. From time to time he had shoulder separation and played with constant discomfort. A while back in Moscow he had a surgery that was not very successful. We recently sent him to Germany for diagnosis, and then he was operated by the best surgeon who had a waiting list of injured athletes. Evgeny came back in perfect health, had a wedding at the Tractor's hockey arena.
Q.: Did you attend it?
I was out of town. But Alexander Ovechkin came for the wedding. He lived in the same Beryozka hotel where you are staying now. And in the preseason Tractor traveled to Switzerland and we stayed in four-hour drive from the clinic where Kuznetsov was operated. We sent him there to check if everyhing was alright.
Q.: And what were the results?
It turned out that he's doing really well and can start working out in full force.
That's Europe, 4 hour drive and you are in another country (Germany)...