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Dmitry Kulikov | Defenseman | #7

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (14) / FLA
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Dmitry Kulikov is expected to play alongside Rasmus Ristolainen or Zach Bogosian with the Sabres.
"When they needed a goal in the playoffs, he was on the ice late in the game," Buffalo GM Tim Murray said. "When they needed to protect a lead late in the game, he was on the ice, so we certainly like what we saw. ... He can play in all situations, and he's competitive. He's not going to be easy to play against." Kulikov can become an unrestricted free agent next summer, so he'll be playing for a contract in his first season with the Sabres. Jun 29 - 8:45 AM

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Dmitry Kulikov is excited about a new beginning with the Buffalo Sabres.

Kulikov was shipped from Florida to Buffalo in a draft day trade last weekend. "I was comfortable with Florida," Kulikov said during a telephone conference call on Tuesday. "I didn’t think that something like that was going to go down. But it did. It’s part of the business. And I’m excited for the future. I haven’t been as productive as I wanted to be in the NHL and obviously, I want to grow in that part of the game. I’m just happy for a fresh start and happy for the opportunity in Buffalo."
Jun 28 - 9:17 PM

Sabres GM Tim Murray was thrilled about acquiring Dmitry Kulikov from Florida on Saturday afternoon.

"He gives us a chance just to keep getting better and make that playoff push that we talk about now," Murray said. "I don’t know if he’s going to play with Ristolainen – that’s the coach’s job to put the lines together – but we certainly know that he can. He’s a good fit for us." The 25-year-old had one goal and 17 points in 74 games last season. Kulikov averaged 21:02 of ice time per game with the Panthers in 2015-16.
Jun 26 - 8:45 AM

The Florida Panthers have traded Dmitry Kulikov to the Buffalo Sabres for Mark Pysyk.

The Sabres also acquired a second-round pick (No. 33) in the deal, while the Panthers received picks No. 38 and No. 89. Kulikov became an extra piece when the Panthers inked Keith Yandle to a contract. Kulikov becomes a top-four defenseman for the Sabres and should take his offensive game to the next level in Buffalo. Look for a 30 point campaign from the defenseman.
Jun 25 - 10:11 AM

Dmitry Kulikov may be shopped by the Panthers this off-season.

If the Panthers manage to sign Keith Yandle, who was acquired from New York on Monday, and Brian Campbell then Kulikov could be up for grabs. Yandle and Campbell are both potential unrestricted free agents though, so nothing is guaranteed.
Jun 20 - 6:46 PM

There is talk in Boston that the Bruins may be interested in trading for Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.

The Bruins are in the hunt for a "transitional" rearguard, and with Alex Goligoski off the market, may turn their attention to Kulikov. The 25-year-old Kulikov will be a free agent following next season and the Panthers may be willing to move him should the Bruins come to the table with an aggressive offer. Stay tuned.
Jun 18 - 8:28 AM

Dmitry Kulikov suffered a sprained shoulder during the second period in Game 6 on Sunday night.

The injury would have kept him out for Game 7 if it was necessary, but the Panthers were eliminated by the Islanders that night. It's not believed to be serious though and he will use the off-season to recover.
Apr 26 - 1:37 PM

Dmitry Kulikov has generated four points in three playoff games in the first round against the Islanders.

He has collected at least one point in each contest. Kulikov contributed his third helper of the series in Game 3 on Sunday night.
Apr 18 - 10:16 AM

Dmitry Kulikov will represent Russia at the World Cup of Hockey.

"I couldn't have dreamed as a little kid of playing in the World Cup or any sort of big tournament," Kulikov said. "Now it's reality and I'm very happy, very pleased." He has produced five assists in the past five games to give him 13 points in 55 appearances this season.
Mar 3 - 8:39 AM

Dmitry Kulikov picked up two assists in Florida's 2-1 win over Minnesota on Sunday.

Both goals were scored by Jaromir Jagr in the match. Kulikov has three helpers in his last three games and eight points in 31 matches this season.
Jan 4 - 10:09 AM

Dmitry Kulikov scored his first goal of the season Thursday.

His marker ended a 40-game drought dating back to last March and it held up as the game winner in a 5-1 victory versus New Jersey. Kulikov has provided five points in 24 contests.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 08:03:00 AM

Dmitry Kulikov returned to the lineup on Friday and didn't show any ill effects after missing eight games with a knee injury.

He played 20:39, including 52 seconds on the second power-play unit, took two shots on goal and was minus one for the night. Kulikov seems safe to activate
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Dmitry Kulikov has been activated from IR by the Florida Panthers.

Through 17 games thus far, Kulikov has posted three points, four PIMs, 21 hits, and 27 hits. Which unfortunately doesn't amount to much of a fantasy asset. Dylan Olsen has been returned to the AHL to make room on the roster.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 09:09:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (knee) is doubtful for Thursday.

It's likely that he will be back in the lineup on Friday against Columbus, though. Kulikov has three assists in 17 games this season and his return probably won't impact your fantasy roster unless you need his real-time stats.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov (knee) will likely play during the Panthers' back-to-back set this week, according to coach Gerard Gallant.

That will put him in the lineup on Thursday or Friday or perhaps both contests. Either way, Kulikov is close to returning to the lineup. He hasn't played since Nov. 14.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 06:19:00 PM

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2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5David Legwand
LW1Evander Kane
2Marcus Foligno
3Nicolas Deslauriers
RW1Sam Reinhart
2Brian Gionta
3Matt Moulson
4Hudson Fasching
5Tyler Ennis
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Casey Nelson
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Cody Franson
G1Chad Johnson
2Robin Lehner
3Jason Kasdorf