Lightning captain Nikita Kucherov to miss 7-game suspension

The Lightning captain will miss the rest of the season after being charged with a domestic violence incident, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com.

Kucheroven was suspended for seven games on Monday for allegedly hitting his girlfriend.

Kukurov was also charged with assaulting a police officer after an altercation with his girlfriend in September.

He was also suspended for two games on Sept. 16.

Kuccheroven and Kukurosov were teammates in the 2011-12 season.

Kuznetsov will miss six games due to a lower-body injury, while defenseman Nikita Nesterov and forward Vladimir Tarasenko are out with lower- body injuries.

Nikita Nesterskov, Nikita Tarasenkov, Vladislav Taraseniks, Niko Nikitskiy, Vladimir Tarazenko, and Niko Kucherenkov were also suspended on Monday.