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Anton Volchenkov | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/25/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
Contract: view contract details

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Anton Volchenkov will be a healthy scratch against the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.
The once shot-blocking extraordinaire defender now longer has any fantasy value. Jan 8 - 7:35 PM

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Anton Volchenkov will return to Nashville's lineup on Tuesday night against the Blues.

Volchenkov hasn't played in two weeks, but is still not worth a spot on your fantasy roster. Through 25 games the veteran rear guard he has six points, 26 blocks, and 58 hits.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 07:56:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday's shootout win over Boston.

He played just four shifts and logged 2:56 of ice time before leaving after a blocked shot. Consider him day-to-day until his status is updated.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 01:58:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov will return to action on Tuesday night after missing a game to a lower body injury.

Volchenkov doesn't have much fantasy value, even as a shot blocker with just 25 in 21 games this season.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 09:04:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov will be a late scratch on Saturday night with a lower body injury, meaning Victor Bartley will return to the ice.

Bartley is seeing only his fifth game of the season. The extent of Volchenkov's injury is not yet known, but we'll keep you posted as the news breaks.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 06:38:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov was reinstated from his suspension on Tuesday November 11.

He was banned for four games for an illegal hit to the head of Calgary's Michael Ferland. Vochenkov had one shot, one hit and one block in 14:50 of ice time.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 02:01:00 AM

Anton Volchenkov didn't agree with the length of his suspension.

"This game is so fast now, it's just accidental," Volchenkov said. "The next second I just try to protect (myself) because I'm not really sure what will be his next move." He received a four-game ban for an illegal hit to the head of Calgary's Michael Ferland. Volchenkov served the first game of his suspension on Sunday.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 01:09:00 PM

The NHL decided to hand Nashville Predators defenseman Anton Volchenkov a four-game suspension for an illegal hit to the head of Calgary Flames forward Michael Ferland.

That check left Ferland with a concussion. Volchenkov will be eligible to return on Nov. 11, so he'll miss four straight road games for the Predators. The 35-year-old has been suspended three different times in his NHL career.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 02:08:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL's department of player safety.

Volchenkov laid a big hit on the Flames' Michael Ferland, where Ferland's head was the principle point of contact. Volchenkov will probably receive a short suspension for the hit.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 12:36:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov has agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Nashville Predators.

Volchenkov became a free agent after the New Jersey Devils bought out the last two seasons of his six-year, $25.5 million contract. He's a defensive defenseman that will probably end up on Nashville's third-pairing.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Anton Volcehnkov cleared waivers after his buyout by the Devils.

He is now a free agent and can be signed by any NHL club. He will make a nice third-fourth rearguard on a competitive team provided he can stay healthy. That, however, is not a given.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:10:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov has been placed on unconditional waivers by New Jersey and the Devils will use a compliance buyout on him.

He had two years and a total of $8.5 million left on a six-year, $25.5 million contract. Volchenkov will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1 after he clears. The Devils had been hesitant to use their final compliance buyout, but the move will give them some cap flexibility.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 12:35:00 PM

The New Jersey Devils might end up using their final compliance buyout on Anton Volchenkov.

Volchenkov comes with a $4.25 million annual cap hit for each of the next two seasons. He had eight assists in 56 contests and averaged just 16:47 minutes of playing time per game in 2013-14.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 11:04:00 AM

Anton Volchenkov had an assist in New Jersey's 2-1 shootout loss on Thursday.

It was Volchenkov's fourth game since he returned from a lower-body injury. He has eight points in 55 contests this season.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Defenseman Anton Volchenkov returned from his lower-body injury Friday night to help the New Jersey Devils edge the Washington Capitals 2-1.

Volchenkov contributed with a hit and a blocked shot in 14:35 of ice time. He also was penalized for holding.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 02:59:00 AM

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