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Dmitry Kulikov | Defenseman | #5

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (14) / FLA
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Dmitry Kulikov has decided not to have back surgery following a final consultation with a doctor.
Kulikov will undergo a different treatment instead. It's expected that an update on his status will come after four weeks. Kulikov would have been sidelined for eight weeks if he had surgery. Mar 19 - 2:14 PM

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Dmitry Kulikov will undergo back surgery, ruling him out for eight weeks.

It's the same injury he suffered as a member of the Buffalo Sabres and it will keep him out until approximately mid-May. The Russian defenseman has scored three goals and picked up 11 assists in 62 games so far this season. He'll need his teammates to win a couple of playoff rounds if he wants to suit up again this season.
Mar 17 - 2:22 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) has returned to Winnipeg to be evaluated further.

Kulikov will miss his second straight game on Monday. We'll have to wait for further updates after that re-evaluation is done.
Mar 12 - 12:53 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) will miss Saturday's contest.

Kulikov suffered the injury during Thursday's game against the Devils. Jets coach Paul Maurice described the ailment as "nothing sinister."
Mar 9 - 1:54 PM

Dmitry Kulikov suffered an upper-body injury in Thursday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

Head coach Paul Maurice told the media that the injury is "nothing sinister". He's considered day-to-day for now.
Mar 8 - 10:19 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (concussion) is good to return on Saturday.

Kulikov missed three straight games. He has two goals and 10 points in 47 contests in 2017-18.
Feb 2 - 4:58 PM

Jets coach Paul Maurice confirmed that Dmitry Kulikov (concussion) has been cleared for contact.

Kulikov won't make his return on Thursday, but Maurice thinks he'll be available on Saturday. Kulikov has two goals and 10 points in 47 games this season.
Feb 1 - 12:57 PM

Dmitry Kulikov's upper-body injury has been confirmed to be a concussion.

The good news is that Kulikov's return appears to be imminent. As previously reported, he took contact during Wednesday's practice. The Jets intend to evaluate Kulikov once more before deciding if he's ready to return on Thursday.
Jan 31 - 3:25 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) was able to take contact in Wednesday's practice.

Kulikov might be able to return as soon as Thursday. He was skating alongside Dustin Byfuglien during the practice, so that might be his defensive partner if he does return.
Jan 31 - 1:40 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) did not practice on Monday.

Kulikov skated before the session, though. He wasn't able to play on Thursday because of an upper-body injury.
Jan 29 - 3:16 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) isn't available on Thursday.

Kulikov has two goals and 10 points in 47 games this season. Consider him day-to-day beyond Thursday's contest.
Jan 25 - 3:26 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) might be healthy enough to return Thursday against the Ducks.

A decision on Kulikov's status will be made following the team's morning skate in Anaheim. He has been dealing with an upper body injury, and isn't a recommended fantasy option outside of the deepest fantasy pools.
Jan 25 - 2:01 AM

Dmitry Kulikov returned to the lineup Thursday night from a lower-body injury.

Kulikov was injured back on Oct. 14, but he missed just two contests. He had a minus-1 rating in 14:52 of ice time during his return to action.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 02:48:00 AM

Dmitry Kulikov (lower body) took part in Thursday's morning skate.

Kulikov was wearing a no-contact jersey though, so his return likely isn't imminent. He missed Tuesday's game due to the injury.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 12:07:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (lower body) may be able to return to action in less than two weeks.

Coach Paul Maurice initially thought that Kulikov would be sidelined for a couple of weeks, but now it's thought that he could be out for considerably less than that. Kulikov missed most of the 2016-17 campaign due to injury, so this is good news for him and the Jets.
Mon, Oct 16, 2017 02:52:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Mark Scheifele
2Paul Stastny
3Bryan Little
4Adam Lowry
5Jack Roslovic
6Matt Hendricks
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Kyle Connor
3Mathieu Perreault
4Andrew Copp
5Shawn Matthias
6Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Joel Armia
4Marko Dano
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Jacob Trouba
3Tyler Myers
4Josh Morrissey
5Ben Chiarot
6Joe Morrow
7Dmitry Kulikov
8Toby Enstrom
9Sami Niku
10Tucker Poolman
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Steve Mason
3Jamie Phillips