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Nikolay Kulemin | Winger | #86

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 228
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (44) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Nikolay Kulemin is apparently ahead of schedule in his recovery from a shoulder injury.
Kulemin was not expected to return to action this season following November shoulder surgery, however it now seems that prognosis may have changed. If Kulemin does make it back this campaign, it likely won't be until late in March. Feb 3 - 10:53 AM

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Nikolay Kulemin (shoulder) is "still a long way away" from returning, per Islanders coach Doug Weight.

Weight did add that Kulemin is also working aggressively to get back. He wasn't expected to return this season after undergoing shoulder surgery in November and it still seems very unlikely.
Jan 18 - 1:25 PM

Nikolay Kulemin's upper-body injury is reportedly a shoulder problem.

As previously reported, Kulemin underwent surgery and is expected to need six months to recover. That effectively ends his chances of playing in the remainder of the regular season, though it is possible that he would be available at some point during the playoffs. This is the final campaign of his four-year, $16.75 million contract, which is a deal that never paid off that well for the Islanders. Kulemin has 37 goals and 79 points in 248 career games with the Islanders.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 07:05:00 AM

Nikolay Kulemin underwent successful surgery for his "upper-body injury" and he will be out of action for six months.

Kulemin was injured on Nov. 7 against Edmonton and he won't be back during the regular season. He accounted for one goal and two assists in 13 games for the Islanders.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 12:53:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Kulemin has been moved to the injured reserve list, retroactive to Tuesday. He has a goal and three points in 13 games this season.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 01:19:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Kulemin has managed to collect just one assist in his first six games of the season. He'll have no fantasy value going forward. Dennis Seidenberg and Anthony Beauvillier will also serve has healthy scratches.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 06:58:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin's upper-body injury was a shoulder problem.

Kulemin won't need surgery to correct the problem. He had 12 goals and 23 points in 72 contests this season.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 02:23:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin (upper body) returned to action on Saturday.

Kulemin picked up his 11th assist of the season on Adam Pelech's opening goal. The bottom-six forward has 12 goals and 23 points this season and was not worthy enough to be on too many fantasy teams during the year.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 02:10:00 AM

Nikolay Kulemin (upper body) will miss Thursday's match against the Hurricanes.

Though he's participated in skates with the team, the veteran winger is not yet ready to return to action. He's been out since March. 24th. Kulemin has picked up 12 goals and 22 points with 78 hits in 71 games this season.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 06:20:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin (upper body) will miss Thursday and Friday's games.

It remains to be seen how much more time Kulemin will miss beyond those contests. "He’s got some discomfort. The plan of attack is to work every day and see if he can get back on the ice," Islanders coach Doug Weight said. "It’s not going to be longer than two, three weeks. Best-case scenario would be the end of the week, and I don’t know that’s going to happen." The issue with it potentially taking two or three weeks is that there's less than three weeks left in the season. In other words, it's possible that Kulemin won't return before the campaign ends.
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 09:57:00 AM

Nikolay Kulemin is not expected to play Saturday night against the Bruins due to an upper body injury.

Kulemin played only 4:42 minutes Friday night. His last six games produced one goal and two assists.
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 06:22:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin scored twice in the Islanders' 4-0 victory over Boston on Monday.

It was Kulemin's second multi-point game of the 2016-17 campaign. Jason Chimera scored a goal and registered an assist for the Islanders. Josh Bailey accounted for New York's other marker. Casey Cizikas registered two assists.
Mon, Jan 16, 2017 03:36:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin is on a three-game point streak.

Kulemin registered an assist in the Islanders' 3-2 overtime loss to Buffalo. He has three goals and eight points in 28 contests in 2016-17.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 11:12:00 AM

Nikolay Kulemin will tag in for Alan Quine for Sunday's match with Toronto.

Both Kulemin and Quine have a point and not much else this season, as Kulemin has played five games to Quine's six. We'd leave both on the wire for now.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 03:52:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin is questionable Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury.

Kulemin was hurt during Sunday's game. He did practice on Wednesday, but stayed on the ice for additional conditioning, which suggests that the Islanders don't plan on dressing him. Mathew Barzal will probably be inserted into the lineup if Kulemin is out.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 10:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Mathew Barzal
3Brock Nelson
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Jason Chimera
4Alan Quine
5Shane Prince
6Nikolay Kulemin
7Ross Johnston
RW1Josh Bailey
2Jordan Eberle
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Tanner Fritz
D1Nick Leddy
2Johnny Boychuk
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Scott Mayfield
7Adam Pelech
8Sebastian Aho
9Ryan Pulock
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss
3Christopher Gibson