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Evgeny Kuznetsov skates at Caps practice; Game 3 status unclear

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Capitals look to overcome Kuznetsov's injury (1:27)

Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan explain the Capitals' mood after Braden Holtby's save in Game 2 and what Evgeny Kuznetsov's injury means. (1:27)

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Evgeny Kuznetsov was on the ice for Washington Capitals practice Friday, 36 hours after leaving Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights clutching his left arm in pain.

Coach Barry Trotz said Kuznetsov had not been cleared, considers him day to day, and expects Washington's leading scorer to be a game-time decision on Saturday.

Evgeny Kuznetsov is skating at Caps optional practice. Doesn't appear to be limited.

Emily Kaplan, ESPN357d ago

Defenseman Brooks Orpik, who took a slash to the hand late in Game 2, did not participate in the optional practice, along with Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie and others. Trotz says Orpik is fine.

Goaltender Braden Holtby, who stopped 37 of 39 shots in Game 2 to even the series, was on the ice as part of his regular routine. Holtby has continued his career-long playoff success this spring, going 13-7 with a 2.19 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.

Over his NHL career, Holtby has a 2.04 GAA and .929 save percentage in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.