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Nikolay Kulemin | Winger | #86

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (44) / TOR
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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. Apr 10 - 2:23 PM

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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.
Apr 9 - 2:10 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.
Apr 6 - 6:20 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.
Mar 28 - 9:57 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.
Mar 25 - 6:22 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.
Jan 16 - 3:36 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

Nikolay Kulemin had an assist in the Islanders' 5-4 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Kulemin didn't record a point in the Islanders' first five playoff games, but he has a goal and two assists in his last four contests. He had nine goals and 23 points in 81 regular season games.
Wed, May 4, 2016 09:12:00 AM

Nikolay Kulemin scored his first goal of the postseason during Saturday's Game 2 against Tampa Bay.

Kulemin's tally gave the Islanders a brief breath of life, cutting their deficit to 2-1 late in the first period. Unfortunately, it'd be the only offense of the game as New York fell 4-1. He now has two points during the playoffs.
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 06:28:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin recorded an assist in the Islanders' 2-1 double-overtime win over Florida on Sunday.

It was Kulemin's first point in six playoff games in 2016. He had nine goals and 22 points in 81 contests during the regular season.
Mon, Apr 25, 2016 06:52:00 AM

Nikolay Kulemin will return for Sunday's season finale against the Flyers.

Kulemin posted another nice season for New York. The veteran registered 21 points with 49 blocks and 107 hits across 80 games. He's not the scorer he was once thought to be, but certainly a contributor of depth production.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016 06:52:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin will be scratched against Buffalo on Saturday.

Kulemin has posted just 20 points with 107 hits through 80 games this season, so it's no wonder he's probably still available on your waiver wire. Take note however, he may be one of the few players available for Sunday's finale.
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Nikolay Kulemin had an assist in a 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay Monday night.

Kulemin has two goals and five points in his last six contests. That's a rare offensive outburst for him this season as he has just 21 points in total over 78 contests.
Tue, Apr 5, 2016 10:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Brock Nelson
3Alan Quine
4Casey Cizikas
5Mathew Barzal
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Nikolay Kulemin
5Shane Prince
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Josh Bailey
3Joshua Ho-Sang
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Jason Chimera
6Stephen Gionta
D1Johnny Boychuk
2Nick Leddy
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Scott Mayfield
7Adam Pelech
8Ryan Pulock
G1Thomas Greiss
2Jaroslav Halak