One of the Capitals most heralded prospects had a rough night. Accordign to his now former head coach, goalie Ilya Samsonov reportedly suffered a concussion Thursday while playing for his KHL team Metallurg Magnitogorsk.
Samsonov came on in relief of starting goalie Vasily Koshechkin, but a collision with a player from the opposing team ended his night early. When asked about the young netminder after the game, head coach Ilya Vorobyov told reporters that Samsonov had suffered a concussion as translated by Google Translate.
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Given the nature of concussions, it is obviously too early to know his long-term prognosis or what his timetable for a return may be. For the season, Samsonov registered a .912 save percentage and 2.78 GAA.
Metallurg ultimately lost the game 3-1 which spelled the end of Vorobyov's tenure as head coach. Interestingly enough, former Capital Viktor Kozlov now takes over as interim head coach after serving as an assistant coach for the team.