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Nikita Nikitin | Defenseman | #86

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 5 (136) / STL
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Nikita Nikitin and Adam Clendening will be scratched from Saturday's match with Vancouver.
Unfortunately there isn't a lick of fantasy value from either defender. At least as Edmonton is concerned, Nikitin will become an UFA in July. Apr 9 - 7:52 PM

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Nikita Nikitin will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

So will Luke Gazdic and Iiro Pakarinen. Nikitin has one assist and a minus-5 rating in 11 games with the Oilers this season. None of these three players should be on your fantasy radar going forward.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 28 - 9:02 PM

Nikita Nikitin, Luke Gazdic, and Anton Lander will each sit out Saturday's match with the Kings.

Through 29 games this season Gazdic has posted 24 PIMs and 35 hits, while Lander has registered 54 hits through 59 games. Nikitin tops it off with 14 hits in 11 games thus far, all of which is to say neither pose much value.
Mar 26 - 8:57 PM

Nikita Nikitin will be scratched against the Avalanche on Sunday.

Nikitin has posted just one point, along with eight PIMs, nine blocks, and 14 hits in 11 games with the Oilers this season. Which unfortunately is not enough for a roster spot.
Mar 20 - 7:02 PM

Nikita Nikitin will be scratched against the Canucks on Friday.

Through 11 games with the Oilers this season Nikitin has posted just one point, along with eight PIMs, nine blocks, and 14 hits.
Mar 18 - 8:06 PM

Nikita Nikitin will tag in for the injured Adam Pardy against the Coyotes on Saturday.

Pardy is out week-to-week, including Brandon Davidson's injury and it looks like Nikitin is in line for a lot of playing time as the season draws to a close. Through nine games this season Nikitin has one point with eight PIMs and blocks with 11 hits.
Mar 12 - 1:22 PM

Nikita Nikitin will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

The 29-year-old has served as nothing more than a spare part in 2015-16. He has one assist and a minus-5 rating in nine games. Anton Lander and Luke Gazdic will join him in the press box. Benoit Pouliot and Brandon Davidson are out due to injury.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 10 - 8:15 PM

Nikita Nikitin will tag in for Adam Clendening against Columbus on Friday night.

Unfortunately neither defender boast any fantasy value. Though we'll note that through eight games Nikitin has posted eight PIMs, with eight hits and blocks through eight games. So if his rates are anything to go by, he won't be a total dud.
Mar 4 - 6:44 PM

Nikita Nikitin, Iiro Pakarinen and Luke Gazdic will serve be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against the Flyers.

Nikitin was recalled prior to the Mar. 1 game against Buffalo, but he didn't play in that game. Overall, he's suited up in eight games all season. None of these three players have any fantasy value going forward.
Mar 3 - 7:01 PM

Edmonton has called up Nikita Nikitin.

He has suited up in just eight games with the Oilers this season and he has appeared in 30 games with Bakersfield of the AHL.
Source: theAHL.com
Feb 29 - 2:52 PM

Nikita Nikitin will make his season debut for the Oilers on Saturday night against Colorado.

Nikitin will pair with Brandon Davidson to create Edmonton's third defensive pairing. Nikitin posted 14 points in 27 games with AHL Bakersfield this season, but it's worth noting he has just 11 points in 49 games since joining the Oilers over the last two seasons. There probably isn't much left in the tank at this level, but maybe keep an eye out.
Feb 20 - 9:13 PM

Nikita Nikitin will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

The 29-year-old has no goals, one assist and a minus-2 rating in seven games this season. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Feb 18 - 9:09 PM

In response to placing Eric Gryba on IR, the Edmonton Oilers have recalled Nikita Nikitin.

Nikitin has been more or less ineffective for the Oilers during his time with Edmonton, which spans 49 games over two season. However he's put up 14 points in 27 games this season with AHL Bakerfield, so maybe, just maybe, there's a bit left in the tank after all for the 29-year-old veteran.
Source: Cam Tucker
Feb 17 - 9:50 PM

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

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

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3Leon Draisaitl
4Anton Lander
5Mark Letestu
LW1Milan Lucic
2Benoit Pouliot
3Patrick Maroon
4Matt Hendricks
RW1Jordan Eberle
2Jesse Puljujarvi
3Nail Yakupov
4Zack Kassian
5Iiro Pakarinen
D1Adam Larsson
2Andrej Sekera
3Oscar Klefbom
4Darnell Nurse
5Brandon Davidson
6Mark Fayne
7Andrew Ference
G1Cam Talbot
2Jonas Gustavsson