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Dmitry Kulikov | Defenseman | #77

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (14) / FLA
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Dmitry Kulikov is looking to put the 2016-17 campaign behind him.
Kulikov had two goals, five points, and a minus-26 rating in 47 games with the Buffalo Sabres. A big part of the issue is that Kulikov was hurt in the preseason and still wasn't 100% when he resumed playing. He's feeling good at this point though. The Jets are betting on a comeback out of Kulikov as they inked him to a three-year worth $4.33 million per year. Given that he's been a solid top-four defenseman in the past, there's potentially a lot of value in that deal. Jul 5 - 5:02 AM

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Dmitry Kulikov has signed a three-year, $13 million deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

The Jets were looking for a veteran puck-moving defenseman on the left side and Kulikov fits the bill. He will join Tyler Myers, Jacob Trouba, Dustin Byfuglien and young Josh Morrissey on a suddenly very effective Winnipeg blueline. Look for Kulikov to get some second power-play ice time and register between 25-30 points.
Jul 1 - 12:31 PM

The Winnipeg Jets will "likely" land Dmitry Kulikov in free agency, per TSN's Darren Dreger.

Kulikov is coming off a tough year with the Sabres. He was limited to 47 games because of a back injury, and he managed to produce just two goals three assists and an awful minus-26 rating. A change of scenery could do him some good. If he can get fully healthy, he has the potential of turning into a nice, low-risk signing (depending on the term of the contract).
Jul 1 - 11:42 AM

Dmitry Kulikov has been attracting interest from other teams with free agency just around the corner.

Kulikov was limited to only 47 games with the Sabres in 2016-17. The Senators could be in the hunt, as coach Guy Boucher was behind the bench with Kulikov in Drummondville.
Jun 26 - 6:51 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mark Scheifele
2Bryan Little
3Adam Lowry
4Nic Petan
5Michael Sgarbossa
LW1Nikolaj Ehlers
2Mathieu Perreault
3Andrew Copp
4Shawn Matthias
5Kyle Connor
6Brandon Tanev
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Patrik Laine
3Joel Armia
4Marko Dano
5Buddy Robinson
6J.C. Lipon
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Jacob Trouba
3Josh Morrissey
4Tyler Myers
5Dmitry Kulikov
6Toby Enstrom
7Ben Chiarot
8Julian Melchiori
G1Steve Mason
2Connor Hellebuyck
3Michael Hutchinson