The Washington Capitals were obviously looking for a spark for Alexander Ovechkin and they may have found it in Russian centre, Viktor Kozlov. Kozov came over from the Islanders, where he had a fairly decent season.
25 goals in 81 games isn't anything to sneeze at and he does have some talent moving the puck as well, so he could be groomed to find some time with young Ovechkin. He'll also play a big role with some of their young talent coming up the ranks as well. They have a Nicklas Backstrom of their own that will also find some time as the pivot for Ovechkin.
At the moment, his stock should remain the same as there is no guarantee where he'll fit in the line-up. Watch and wait to see where he slots in... if there's an Ovechkin connection, his stock will soar.
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