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Dmitry Kulikov | Defenseman

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
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Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice Monday for an informal workout with some teammates and other NHLers as he prepares for training camp.
"It's tough to get back into shape, get back to skating. Once you get going, it's fun again. Right now, though, it's tough," he said. "I've been working out but I haven't been skating. My goal, now, is to lose a few pounds so I'm lighter, quicker and have more endurance. I know with the new overtime rules, I need to be fresh to give us an advantage." Kulikov, Aaron Ekblad and Brian Campbell could be regulars for the Panthers during those 3-on-3 overtime sessions. Aug 28 - 12:34 PM

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Dmitry Kulikov had a feeling the Dallas Stars would seek retribution after he injured Tyler Seguin with a low hit back on Feb. 13.

"Everything that I expected happened," Kulikov said. "They stick up for their teammates. I wasn't going to back down. When they asked me to fight, we fought." He dropped the gloves with Curtis McKenzie in the first period. Afterward, Kulikov said he could just focus on playing, which led to him recording one goal and one assist in a 4-3 shootout loss.
Mar 6 - 9:32 AM

Dmitry Kulikov came through with a goal and an assist for the Panthers, but it was not enough for the victory as Florida fell 4-3 to Dallas on Thursday night.

Kulikov now has 18 points in 57 games this season, and collected his first two since Feb. 10. The former first round pick is 10 points shy of his career high set in 2011-2012.
Mar 6 - 1:11 AM

Dmitry Kulikov has finished serving his four-game suspension for clipping Tyler Seguin.

The 24-year-old missed games against St. Louis, Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. The Panthers went 2-1-1 without him. Shane O'Brien was sent to the minors to make room for Kulikov on the roster. He will play in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.
Feb 22 - 12:25 PM

Dmitry Kulikov has received a four-game suspension for clipping Tyler Seguin during Friday's game.

Seguin suffered a knee injury as a result of the play. Kulikov might have been forced to miss more time if not for the fact that he has no prior history of supplemental discipline. Given that Kulikov has already served the first game of his suspension, he'll be eligible to return on Sunday.
Feb 16 - 1:40 PM

Dmitry Kulikov has been offered an in-person hearing in regards to his injurious low-bridge hit on Tyler Seguin from Thursday night.

Such offers often indicates an intent to suspend the player six or more games, but that remains to be seen. Kulikov has amassed two goals, 16 points, 37 PIMs, 54 blocks, and 67 hits through 49 games this season.

Don't be surprised if Dmitry Kulikov is a marked man the next time the Panthers face the Stars.

His hip check gone wrong put Dallas leading scorer Tyler Seguin out of Friday night's game and could result in Seguin missing considerable action. The Stars believe the hit, which earned Kulikov a major penalty and a game misconduct, was a dirty one. Dallas and Florida next face off against each other on March 5th. Circle that date.
Feb 14 - 11:01 AM

Dmitry Kulikov will return to Florida's lineup after missing one game because of the flu.

Kulikov has one goal and 12 points in 34 games this season. He averages 22:30 of ice time per game for the Panthers.
Jan 11 - 5:51 PM

Dmitry Kulikov will miss Friday's tilt with Calgary due to the flu, paving the way for Erik Gudbranson's return.

The severity of his ailment is not yet know but it does not appear to be serious. Either way, Kulikov has no value in fantasy. Gudbranson on the other hand has 86 hits through 33 games.
Jan 9 - 8:33 PM

Dmitry Kulikov scored his first goal of the season Sunday and assisted on another as he and the Florida Panthers bounced back with four third-period goals in a 6-4 victory over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.

Kulikov's assist was his 10th of the season. Also recording a goal and an assist for the Panthers was Jonathan Huberdeau. His goal was his fourth of the season. His assist, his 11th. The other Panther with a two-point game was Jussi Jokinen, who had two assists, giving him 15 on the season. Other goal scorers for the Panthers were Jimmy Hayes (his 10th of the season), Willie Mitchell (second), Brad Boyes (sixth) and Scotty Upshall (fifth). Upshall's goal was into an empty net at 18:35. After a goalless first period, the Leafs were up 4-2 before the Panthers poured it on with four goals in the third.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov looked strong Thursday night against San Jose after a four-game absence due to a knee injury.

He registered an assist and blocked five shots. If you need Kulikov make sure he is active Saturday night as it appears he is in game shape.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Dmitry Kulikov will return to action against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Kulikov missed four games because of a knee injury. The 24-year-old has scored four assists in 12 games this season. He averages 22:36 of ice time per game for the Panthers.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 06:50:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (knee) is expected to resume skating Friday, but he won't suit up against the New York Islanders.

He sat out Tuesday's game with a knee injury and he isn't ready to return to the lineup yet. "He's looking pretty good, things are going in the right direction," coach Gerard Gallant said. "I don't think it's too serious. He's going good. [Thursday] was a good off-ice day for him." Kulikov could be available during next week's road trip.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Dmitry Kulikov (knee) is expected to miss the next two home games at the very least.

He didn't have to use crutches and he didn't appear to limping, which has led the Panthers to believe that his injury isn't serious. "It's never a good time to get hurt, but he was probably playing the best hockey of his career, especially defensively. He was playing solid and responsibly," coach Gerard Gallant said. "Hopefully, we'll get him back sooner than later and he'll be ready to go back to his game." Kulikov was also just starting to get his offensive game going with three assists in his last two games when he got hurt. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 09:10:00 AM

Dmitry Kulikov (knee) may miss a few games, but his injury isn't believed to be serious.

He will have another MRI shortly to reassess the damage he suffered in Saturday's contest against Calgary. Kulikov was not able to practice on Monday. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 05:26:00 PM

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C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
5Rocco Grimaldi
6Marc Savard
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Quinton Howden
5Connor Brickley
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Vincent Trocheck
4Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya