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Dmitry Kulikov | Defenseman | #77

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (14) / FLA
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Dmitry Kulikov participated in his 500th career game on Saturday.
The milestone caught Kulikov by surprise. "I thought I was 10, 15 away from 500," Kulikov said. "It was a good surprise and a good 500." He would have gotten there sooner, but he was sidelined for roughly three weeks with an upper-body injury before returning on Saturday. He scored a goal and registered an assist in his 500th game. Mar 27 - 9:31 AM

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Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) will be back in the lineup for Saturday's game against Toronto.

Kulikov has been forced to sit out each of his team's last nine games. He has one goal and one assist in 39 games this season. Kulikov averages 21:31 of ice time in 2016-17.
Mar 25 - 11:44 AM

Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) took in a practice with the Sabres on Thursday.

Kulikov has been out since March 4th with the injury. This is a positive sign that he may be nearing a return to action. In 39 games this season he has two points with 24 PIMs, 52 hits and 60 blocks.
Mar 23 - 1:20 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (upper body) won't return on Tuesday.

He has already been ruled out after he suffered an upper-body injury on Saturday. It's suspected to be a concussion. Kulikov has been limited to just 39 games this season because of injuries.
Mar 6 - 1:49 PM

Dmitry Kulkiov will be sidelined with an upper body injury for Sunday's match with Pittsburgh.

The veteran defender has posted two points along with 24 PIMs, 52 hits and 60 blocks over 39 games this season. Justin Falk will take his place.
Mar 5 - 3:02 PM

Dmitry Kulikov sustained an upper-body injury during Saturday's game.

Kulikov sustained the injury in the first period and didn't join the Sabres for the second frame. He's been ruled out for the rest of the contest.
Mar 4 - 8:46 PM

Dmitry Kulikov scored his first goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Kulikov got the Sabres on the board late in the third period with the game already out of reach. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal, three hits and three blocked shots in 22:47 of ice time. Kulikov now has two points in 23 games in 2016-17. The pending UFA could find himself on another team before the March 1st trade deadline.
Jan 31 - 10:31 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (back) will return to the lineup on Tuesday night against Nashville.

He didn't take part in the morning skate, but said he would play and he is anxious to get back in the fold. "Getting back in the lineup is something I've worked for really hard in the past couple weeks," said Kulikov. "It wasn't a fun year for me so far." He has dealt with a lingering back issue since the preseason and has suited up in just 20 games so far.
Jan 24 - 1:23 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (back) participated in his first full practice in nearly a month on Monday.

"We'll see how he responds from that, but it bodes well for seeing him sometime this week," coach Dan Bylsma said. Kulikov has been sidelined since Dec. 27 because of a lingering back issue.
Jan 23 - 3:37 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (back) has been skating on his own.

Coach Dan Bylsma said that Kulikov has taken some physical contact, but it doesn't sound like his return is imminent. He has missed the last 10 games with a lower back injury.
Jan 20 - 8:00 AM

Dmitry Kulikov (back) still hasn't been back on the ice.

He has been suffering from a back issue since the preseason and it flared up again on Dec. 27."I'd like to list him at day-to-day, but it's more than a week now," coach Dan Bylsma said. "He is improving a little bit and hopefully continues to improve and gets back with us here shortly."
Jan 9 - 6:36 PM

Dmitry Kulikov is apparently making progress in his recovery from a lingering back issue.

"Seeing some improvement, seeing some good things and hopefully moving forward I'll get a better read on that situation when we get back," coach Dan Bylsma said. "But he's improving, which is a good sign for possibly getting back out on the ice." Kulikov has had a lower back injury since the preseason.
Jan 5 - 8:00 AM

Coach Dan Bylsma expects to have more information on Dmitry Kulikov's back injury Tuesday.

Kulikov was scheduled to meet with a doctor Monday to evaluated his status. He has dealt with a back injury since the preseason and has been limited to 20 appearances this campaign. Kulikov won't be in the lineup on Tuesday against the Rangers.
Jan 3 - 10:07 AM

Dmitry Kulikov didn't make the trip to Boston for Saturday's game against the Bruins.

This is the second straight game he misses and the 16th overall this season. Kulikov suffered a back injury in the preseason and just hasn't felt right ever since. He's considered day-to-day at this point, but the fact that the issue has lingered for multiple months has to be concerning.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov has been sidelined for 15 of Buffalo's 35 games because of a back issue.

He didn't play Thursday against Boston during his latest absence. "It's something that Dmitry's dealt with for a long time," coach Dan Bylsma said. "It just flared up really over the break with three days off. We're hopeful that not playing in this game he'll get better, he'll get some recovery from it and get back."
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 08:32:00 AM

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