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Dmitri Kalinin | Defenseman

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/22/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 206
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (18) / Buf

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Phoenix rearguards Dmitri Kalinin and Ken Klee are unrestricted free agents at the end of this season.
Neither has much fantasy value, but they are solid NHL defensemen worthy of a pick-up should they hit the open market. Coyotes' general manager Don Maloney said that the team's defense corps is an area they want to improve in the off-season. Mon, Mar 9, 2009 10:16:00 AM

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Dmitri Kalinin was dealt to the Coyotes on Wednesday in a four-player trade with the New York Rangers.

Kalinin was sent to the desert, with forwards Petr Prucha and Nigel Dawes, for rearguard Derek Morris. He should replace Morris on the Coyotes' defense corps.
Wed, Mar 4, 2009 03:21:00 PM

Dmitri Kalinin is expected to return to the Rangers' lineup on Monday.

He has been out with back spasms and has served as a healthy scratch in the past two games. Kalinin will dress in the injured Paul Mara's place on the New York blueline. The Rangers may still recall a defender from Hartford to serve as a seventh option; meaning Corey Potter be may be summoned from the minors.
Mon, Feb 16, 2009 08:18:00 AM

Dmitri Kalinin spent Friday's game in the press box.

Kalinin fully participated in Thursday's practice and he was able to take part in the pre-game warm-ups Friday. However, coach Tom Renney opted to keep the Rangers' lines from their game on Wednesday rather than start Kalinin, who had been sidelined with a back injury. Kalinin was listed as a healthy scratch.
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 09:15:00 AM

Dmitri Kalinin fully participated in Thursday's practice.

Kalinin previously skated on Sunday, but left before the Rangers' practice due to fatigue. He probably won't play in Friday's game against Florida, but Kalinin could return to the Rangers lineup as early as Sunday.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 09:25:00 AM

Dmitri Kalinin skated on Sunday prior to practice, but stopped due to fatigue.

Coach Tom Renney said the injured defender "got tired quick" and won't be ready to return from a back problem until he gets a few more practices under his belt.
Mon, Feb 9, 2009 07:39:00 AM

Dmitri Kalinin did not travel with the Rangers' for Friday's game in Dallas.

Kalinin will miss his second straight game due to a back injury. Prior to suffering the injury, he had 10 points and 26 penalty minutes in 51 games this season.
Fri, Feb 6, 2009 09:56:00 AM

Dmitri Kalinin left Saturday's game with a twisted back not a sprained knee as first reported.

The veteran defenseman has not missed a game so far this season but may be forced to sit out against the Thrashers on Tuesday. If Kalinin can't answer the bell, look for newly-acquired Erik Reitz to make his Ranger debut.
Sun, Feb 1, 2009 10:44:00 AM

Dmitri Kalinin left Saturday's game against Boston due to a possible knee injury.

Kalinin was involved in a knee-on-knee collision with Boston's Dennis Wideman towards the end of the first period. He fell to the ice and stayed down until play was whistled to a stop. He was helped off the ice by Paul Mara and limped to the dressing room. No word yet on the severity of his injury, but Kalinin is not expected to return before the conclusion of Saturday's game.
Sat, Jan 31, 2009 02:38:00 PM

The Rangers have signed defenseman Dmitri Kalinin to a one-year contract.

Terms were not disclosed. Kalinin does not have any fantasy value, but he should play in the Rangers' top six defense group.
Thu, Jul 3, 2008 05:20:00 PM

Dmitri Kalinin is set to enter the free agent market on July 1.

Joining him from the Buffalo Sabres will be fellow rearguards Teppo Numminen and Nolan Pratt, forward Michael Ryan, and goaltender Jocelyn Thibault. The Sabres will be shopping for some defenders and a backup goalie this summer.
Sun, Jun 29, 2008 07:51:00 AM

Dmitri Kalinin will be lost to the Sabres for about two weeks after suffering a shoulder injury on Monday night.

He does not have much fantasy value though.
Wed, Mar 12, 2008 09:03:00 AM

Dmitri Kalinin left Monday's game in the second period and did not return.

Kalinin suffered a shoulder injury and it could be serious enough to end his season. Coach Lindy Ruff stated that Kalinin could be gone for weeks. Kalinin has no fantasy value, so this injury shouldn't hurt anyone in your fantasy pool.
Tue, Mar 11, 2008 06:09:00 AM

Dmitri Kalinin received a tongue lashing from coach Lindy Ruff at practice on Tuesday.

Ruff wanted to light a fire under the defender after not being impressed with his play recently. Kalinin sat as a healthy scratch against the Flyers, but he will more than likely draw back into the lineup on Wednesday night with the injury to Henrik Tallinder.
Wed, Mar 5, 2008 09:14:00 AM

Dmitri Kalinin, who is an unrestricted free agent this summer, may be dealt by the NHL trade deadline on Feb. 26th.

The team has not offered him a new deal yet and they are not expected to before Fe. 26, as they have been focused on getting Brian Campbell under contract. "It’s nothing you control. If it happens, it happens," he said. "I’m trying to just play my best game right now. I want to be accountable for this team first of all. I don’t mind staying here. I’ve been here a long time. I like it here and my wife likes it here." He has formed a stable defensive pairing with Nolan Pratt of late, but the two do not have much fantasy value.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 09:23:00 AM

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