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Dmitry Kulikov | Defenseman | #7

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 204
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (14) / FLA
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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

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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

Dmitry Kulikov (knee) skated Wednesday for the first time since he was injured on Nov. 14.

Coach Gerard Gallant said Kulikov won't play this weekend, but he added that the defenseman isn't far away from being available to rejoin his teammates.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 08:51:00 AM

Dmitry Kulikov (knee) will not need surgery.

That's the good news, but Kulikov will still miss the next two-to-four weeks. He suffered the injury during Saturday's contest. He has three assists in 17 games this season.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov's MRI on his leg/knee didn't reveal any serious damage.

That means this probably won't be a long-term injury. He isn't expected to play this week.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 10:11:00 AM

Dmitry Kulikov sustained a leg injury Saturday that is expected to sideline him for at least a week.

He has three assists in 17 games this season, but the 24-year-old has been a good real-time stat contributor with 27 hits and 21 blocks.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 01:05:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov won't play in the Battle of the Sunshine State on Monday.

Kulikov is getting an MRI for the lower body injury he suffered after a hit from JT Brown on Saturday, and "will probably miss at least a few games" according to Coach Gallant. Kulikov has posted just three points, 21 blocks, and 24 hits in 17 games this season. Steven Kampfer, who has seen just one game this season, is expected to step in Kulikov's place.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:12:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov left Saturday's win over the Lightning after being hit by J.T. Brown in the second period.

Kulikov had been playing with a sore ankle, but it's unclear if that's the reason he was forced from the game. We'll get an update on his status prior to Florida's next game on Monday night.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov had a disappointing minus-4 rating in Thursday's 5-2 loss to San Jose.

His defensive partner, Alex Petrovic, was on the ice for all of the Sharks' goals and finished with a minus-5 rating. Jaromir Jagr had a minus-4 rating as well in the match. They will look to bounce back against Los Angeles on Saturday.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 08:13:00 AM

Despite a broken nose, Dmitry Kulikov will play against the Capitals on Saturday.

Who says there are athletes tougher than hockey players? Only fools, that's who. Kulikov has limited fantasy value, but if your pool rewards PIMs (15), blocks (14), and hits (14) his three helpers will also combine for a nice depth defender.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Dmitry Kulikov sustained a broken nose in Friday night's game against the Bruins.

He was checked into the boards while off-balance by the Bruins' Brad Marchand. Kulikov is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Capitals. If the swelling goes down around his nose and he is fitted with a protective cage, it is possible Kulikov could play. Stay tuned for further updates.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Derek MacKenzie
4Dave Bolland
5Marc Savard
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Quinton Howden
5Garrett Wilson
6John McFarland
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Vincent Trocheck
4Logan Shaw
5Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
8Brent Regner
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya