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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 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. Nov 22 - 10:31 AM

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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.
Nov 20 - 6:50 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.
Nov 14 - 9:42 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.
Nov 11 - 9:10 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.
Nov 10 - 5:26 PM

Dmitry Kulikov will have an MRI on his knee Sunday.

Kulikov left Saturday’s game against the Flames in the second period. He had a pair of helpers before departing, giving him four assists in 12 games this season. The results of the MRI will provide more clarity as to how long we should expect him to be on the shelf.
Nov 8 - 9:06 PM

Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov suffered a likely knee injury in Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames.

He's unlikely to return. It's possible that the Panthers may contradict this update in the future, so stay tuned.
Nov 8 - 4:54 PM

Dmitry Kulikov has been playing well this season alongside Willie Mitchell.

"I look up to Willie," Kulikov said. "He's been playing in the league for a long time and knows how to play defensively. I look at how he does things that I like and just try to copy him and do the same things. He knows where I am and I know where he is, so I can expect him to be there which makes it easier for me to play." The duo has formed the Panhers' shutdown tandem and they have done a good job. The top pair has been on the ice for just one even-strength goal against in the first six games of the season. Kulikov is earning the trust of his new coaches and he's averaging 24 minutes of ice time per game. Now, he just needs to get his offensive game sorted, which should come if his defensive efforts remain strong.
Oct 24 - 10:01 AM

Dmitry Kulikov (foot) returned to action in time for Thursday's season opener.

He sustained a foot injury during the exhibition schedule, but he was able to return to practice last week. Kulikov had three shots in a whopping 24:53 of ice time in Florida's 3-2 overtime loss to Tampa Bay.
Oct 10 - 1:48 AM

Dmitry Kulikov (foot) participated in Friday's practice.

Kulikov couldn't complete Thursday's game because he blocked a shot. Given that he's already back on the ice, we like his chances of being ready for the season opener.
Oct 3 - 12:28 PM

Dmitry Kulikov suffered a foot injury in the first period of Thursday's preseason loss to Tampa Bay and he left the game seeing just 2:26 of ice time.

He didn't return and Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said the defenseman was listed as day-to-day. The good news is that Kulikov's foot is not broken, but it is unclear if he'll be ready to play when Florida opens the regular season next Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Oct 3 - 8:40 AM

Defenseman Dmitry Kulikov left tonight's game with a lower-body injury.

There's no word yet on any specifics related to the injury. Kulikov is a big part of what they're trying to rebuild in in Florida, so hopefully for their sake, the new three-year, $13 million investment won't begin on the shelf. The 23-year-old is coming off a disappointing season in which he recorded just 19 points.
Oct 2 - 10:34 PM

Dmitry Kulikov has signed a three-year, $13 million contract extension with the Florida Panthers.

Kulikov was a restricted free agent after completing his two-year, $5 million deal. He had 19 points and 66 penalty minutes in 81 games last season. The Panthers were one of the worst teams offensively last season and while they won't be great in 2014-15, they should at least approach the level of mediocrity and that will help Kulikov reach the 25-point mark for the third time in his career.
Jul 18 - 12:31 PM

Dmitry Kulikov is feeling alright after being hurt in the third period of Sunday's contest.

Kulikov should be fine to play on Tuesday. He has 17 points and 60 penalty minutes in 71 games this season.
Mar 25 - 5:28 PM

Florida GM Dale Tallon has liked what he's seen from Dmitry Kulikov after the young defenseman had a difficult start to the 2013-14 campaign.

"He's been solid all the way around," Tallon said. "He's buying in, so I'm happy for him." Kulikov, who will become a restricted free agent this summer, has six goals, 12 points and a minus-11 rating in 57 games this season.
Feb 17 - 9:42 AM

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C1Nick Bjugstad
2Dave Bolland
3Aleksander Barkov
4Vincent Trocheck
5Derek MacKenzie
6Brandon Pirri
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Tomas Kopecky
4Shawn Thornton
5Jimmy Hayes
D1Brian Campbell
2Dmitry Kulikov
3Erik Gudbranson
4Willie Mitchell
5Dylan Olsen
6Aaron Ekblad
7Jesse Blacker
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya