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Nikita Nikitin | Defenseman | #86

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 5 (136) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Nikita Nikitin has been assigned to the minors.
He has skated in just seven games with the Oilers this season. Brandon Davidson is ready to return, so Nikitin will go the AHL to make room for his activation from injured reserve. Thu, Dec 31, 2015 06:32:00 PM

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Nikita Nikitin and Jujhar Khaira will be scratched from Tuesday's match with LA.

Unfortunately, neither pose much fantasy value. Nikitin has played in just seven games this season with little to show for his efforts, while Khaira has yet to find his footing on Edmonton's loaded offense.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 08:12:00 PM

Because Brad Hunt can't make the game in time, Nikita Nikitin will play his seventh game of the season on Sunday.

Hey this is a golden an opportunity for Nikitin as any who has a point and five blocks to his credit through his first six games.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:47:00 PM

Nikita Nikitin and Luke Gazdic will be scratched against Calgary on Sunday.

Nikitin has seen just six games with the Oilers this season and has produced a point with five blocks and six hits. Gazdic meanwhile has spent 20 minutes in the box and laid out 32 hits over 24 games so far. Neither warrant a spot on your roster, however.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 07:48:00 PM

Nikita Nikitin will dress Monday night versus Boston.

Andrew Ference, who was just activated from injured reserve, will sit as a healthy scratch. Nikitin will fill in for Oscar Klefbom, who is unable to play because of a hand injury.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 12:02:00 PM

Recently recalled defenseman Nikita Nikitin will sit in the press box again on Friday.

Nikitin has spent most of the season playing in the American Hockey League. He has no fantasy upside moving forward.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Nikita Nikitin has been called up by the Edmonton Oilers.

Nikitin is in the second season of a two-year, $9 million contract, but he still started the season in the minors. He's gone on to record a goal and nine points in 14 AHL games.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Nikita Nikitin has cleared waivers and will now be sent to the AHL.

The Oilers placed Nikitin on waivers on Saturday, but as expected, he went unclaimed. The 29-year-old is in the final year of a contract that will pay him $4.5 million this season. Even though he's been demoted, he will still count for $3.55 million on Edmonton's salary cap.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 01:59:00 PM

After reportedly failing to find a trade partner for him, the Edmonton Oilers placed defenseman Nikita Nikitin on waivers on Saturday.

It would be highly surprising if a team claimed Nikitin, who's especially damaged goods at a $4.5M cap hit. The 29-year-old experienced a middling 2014-15 season from a fantasy standpoint among other views, managing 10 points and a -12 rating in 42 games.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 12:12:00 PM

Nikita Nikitin will not play in Saturday's tilt with Calgary due to an undisclosed injury. He's considered day-to-day.

It's been an agonizing season for Nikitin who's been limited by injury and ineffective play all season long. He's seen just 42 games and has posted 10 points, 12 PIMs, 21 hits, and 49 blocks during that time.
Sat, Apr 4, 2015 07:43:00 PM

Nikita Nikitin (undisclosed) was able to play on Monday.

Nikitin was questionable after blocking a shot on Friday. He scored a goal in Edmonton's 4-1 win over Colorado.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 01:52:00 AM

Nikita Nikitin was hobbling after Friday's game as he blocked a shot.

X-rays turned out to be negative but he could be questionable for Monday's game against Colorado as he missed practice on Saturday. Stay tuned.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 08:54:00 AM

Nikita Nikitin will indeed return from a shoulder injury on Wednesday night.

He has been sidelined since Jan. 29 and he has eight points in 34 games this season. Niktin shouldn't be on your fantasy radar. He appears to be replacing Keith Aulie in the lineup.
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 01:36:00 PM

Nikita Nikitin (shoulder) won't play Monday, but he's expected to return on Wednesday.

"He's in good shape," interim coach Todd Nelson said. "I like the way he's moving out there. It's more or less just him feeling comfortable in battle situations. Last week, he tweaked it a little bit on the road and it's not quite ready." Nikitin hasn't suited up for the Oilers since Jan. 29.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Nikita Nikitin (shoulder) will be held out of the lineup again Monday.

Nikitin will not return Monday versus the Maple Leafs but is expected to return Wednesday night. Nikitin hasn't played since Jan. 29 and has three goals and eight points in 34 games this season.
Mon, Mar 16, 2015 09:32:00 AM

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