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Anton Volchenkov | Defenseman | #20

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (36) / 2/25/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (21) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Anton Volchenkov has agreed to terms with the KHL's Admiral Vladivostok.
Volchenkov had seven points in 46 contests with Nashville in 2014-15, but he went unsigned for the 2015-16 campaign. He has 19 goals and 133 points in 696 career NHL games. Thu, May 5, 2016 02:00:00 PM

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Nashville Predators GM David Poile said that it's possible that the team will go in "another direction" and let Anton Volchenkov become a UFA.

Theoretically, the 33-year-old makes some sense in Nashville, as the team is heavy on offensive defensemen (while he's very much a defense-only type). That said, injuries and low mobility really limited his usefulness in 2014-15. He is a decent resource for "grit stats," however, as Volchenkov complimented his seven assists with 14 PIM, 93 hits and 48 blocked shots in 46 games.
Sat, May 30, 2015 02:20:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov and the Nashville Predators have discussed a potential new contract.

It's worth noting that Volchenkov will be entering his age-33 season as a career defensive defenseman and is coming off a one-year, $1M contract. If Volchenkov and Predators GM David Poille do come to terms, it'll likely be as a back-end defender again. What with Shea Weber, Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, Mattias Ekholm, Seth Jones and Victor Bartley also on the roster.
Tue, May 26, 2015 06:35:00 PM

There will be no line up changes for Nashville as they head into their Game Six with Chicago, trailing the series 3-2.

Veteran defender Anton Volechenkov will be joined by forward Kevin Fiala, as well as Nashville's Black Aces squad in the press box.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 06:49:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov and Kevin Fiala will be healthy scratches in Sunday's game three tilt against Chicago.

The Predators will be without Shea Weber, Mike Fisher and Eric Nystrom because of injury. The series is tied at one, but the Predators will be in tough without Weber and Fisher. They will need a strong performance from goaltender Pekka Rinne in this game.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015 03:16:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov will pair with Ryan Ellis to create Nashville's third defensive pairing in Saturday's regular season finale versus Dallas.

Through 55 games this season, Volchenkov has recorded seven points, 47 blocks, and 91 hits. Meaning that he no longer has any fantasy value.
Source: Steve Hunt
Sat, Apr 11, 2015 07:16:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov and Victor Bartley will both be healthy scratches for Thursday's game against Minnesota.

Mike Fisher (lower body) and Eric Nystrom (lower body) will both miss the game due to injury. The Predators have locked up a playoff spot but they will still try to pass St. Louis for first place in the Central Division.
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 08:08:00 PM

Defenseman Anton Volchenkov returned to the Nashville lineup Saturday after missing a game Thursday as a healthy scratch.

Volchenkov grabbed an assist as the Predators edged the Capitals 4-3 in Washington. Volchenkov now has six assists (no goals) in 43 games.
Sat, Mar 28, 2015 06:57:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov, Victor Bartley and Kevin Fiala will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Tampa Bay.

Matt Cullen, James Neal and Eric Nystrom will also miss Thursday's action because of various injuries.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 07:56:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov and Victor Bartley will be scratched against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately, neither defender has much of any fantasy value behind the stacked Predators D-corps. Volchenkov, who was most notable for his shot-blocking prowess, has just 83 in 42 games this season with little else to beef up his stat line. Bartley at least has made good use of his 35 games, with 10 points, 26 PIMs, 49 blocks, and 69 hits.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov (lower body) has been activated from injured reserve.

He has been sidelined for the past 11 games with a lower-body injury. Volchenkov has five assists and 83 hits in 42 matches this campaign.
Mon, Mar 9, 2015 03:33:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov (lower body) skated with his teammates Thursday.

"He's been back on the ice for a couple days, so he's another that's day-to-day," coach Peter Laviolette said. "Anytime you get guys back practicing on the ice means they're getting close." He has sat out seven straight games with a lower-body injury.
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:48:00 AM

Anton Volchenkov (lower body) has been moved to injured reserve.

He's played just 42 games, none since Feb. 12th, this season with five points, 45 blocks, and 83 hits. Needless to say, he no longer has any fantasy value.
Tue, Feb 17, 2015 08:17:00 PM

Anton Volchenkov won't be able to face his former New Jersey Devils club on Saturday night as he'll be sitting out with a lower body injury.

The once indispensable and rugged defender is having more and more trouble staying healthy, let alone effective. He's played just 42 games this season with five points, 45 blocks, and 83 hits.
Sat, Feb 14, 2015 03:25:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jan 8, 2015 07:35:00 PM

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C1Ryan Johansen
2Kyle Turris
3Nick Bonino
4Colton Sissons
LW1Filip Forsberg
2Calle Jarnkrok
3Kevin Fiala
4Scott Hartnell
RW1Viktor Arvidsson
2Craig Smith
3Austin Watson
4Ryan Hartman
5Miikka Salomaki
6Eeli Tolvanen
D1Roman Josi
2P.K. Subban
3Mattias Ekholm
4Ryan Ellis
5Matt Irwin
6Alexei Emelin
7Yannick Weber
8Anthony Bitetto
G1Pekka Rinne
2Anders Lindback
3Juuse Saros