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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 will return to the lineup on Sunday afternoon for Game 5 of the Western Conference Final.
Kulikov was paired with Tyler Myers during the pregame warmups. He hasn't played since Mar. 8 due to a back injury, so this will mark his 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs debut. Kulikov and Joe Morrow will play with Ben Chiarot and Toby Enstrom out of the lineup against Vegas. May 20 - 2:55 PM

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Dmitry Kulikov (back) is expected to remain on the sidelines Wednesday night in Game 3 against Vegas.

Kulikov has been skating with the Jets, but it's uncertain when he will be available to return. A back injury has kept him on the shelf since March 8.
May 16 - 5:26 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (back) has been skating with the Jets, but it remains unclear when he will be able to return to the lineup.

Kulikov is not projected to be back in the fold for Game 2 of the Western Conference Final on Monday night versus Vegas. He hasn't played since Mar. 8 because of a back injury.
May 14 - 4:06 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (back) is not expected to play Monday night.

Kulikov has been skating with the Jets, but he doesn't appear to be ready to return yet. He has been sidelined since Mar. 8 due to a back injury.
May 7 - 5:30 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (back) skated on Monday at Winnipeg's optional session.

Kulikov was sporting a yellow non-contact jersey and coach Paul Maurice did not have much to say about the defenseman's status afterward.
Apr 30 - 6:11 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (back) did not skate on Tuesday.

Kulikov has been out of action since Mar. 8 due to a back injury. He opted not to have surgery and it's unclear when he will be available to return.
Apr 24 - 12:17 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
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
9Tucker Poolman
G1Connor Hellebuyck
2Steve Mason
3Michael Hutchinson