Because he's 19 and is listed at 6'1" and only weighs 188.
Thanks for clarifying my point of him not being strong enough....yet Oh and 188 is ideal weight for his height. Just not ideal for a forward in the NHL. Telling you, come to the training camp next year and watch him do suicides. Both camps, last year and this year - he was dead last. Although the heavier he gets, the slower his skating will be. I'd also watch him at WJC unless Russia cuts him again.