With his contract situation unresolved, Nikita Kucherov is home in Moscow training every day to be prepared for the start of the season. Sovsport.ru reported that Kucherov also got in a little game action in the NHL… the Night Hockey League. He is renting ice time from a local rink and the arena director mentioned the Night Hockey League to him.
While he does remain unsigned, and there is a risk of injury by playing in such a game, Kucherov participated in the friendly game. He played for the “Dark” team and they won 8-6. The writer of the article gives a little detail that Kucherov was dangling around every one on the ice and would at times find a teammate waiting at an empty goal for an easy tap in. Apparently he also scored 4 or 5 goals with the fans losing count.