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Vladislav Namestnikov | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 171

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Vladislav Namestnikov has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Namestnikov had nine goals and 16 points in 43 contests last season. He went on to participate in another 12 games during Tampa Bay's 2015 playoff run and recorded an assist while averaging 7:51 minutes per contest. Jul 17 - 8:54 PM

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Vladislav Namestnikov was among five players to receive a qualifying offer from the Lightning.

Andrej Sustr, Luke Witkowski, Carter Ashton and Philippe Paradis were the others to have their rights retained by Tampa Bay. The Lightning will try to get each of their restricted free agents signed over the off-season.
Jun 29 - 6:28 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov is expected to get more opportunities with the Lightning next year.

He skated in 43 games with Tampa Bay during the regular season, where he contributed nine goals and 16 points, and another 12 games in the playoffs. Namestnikov will probably play as a bottom-six forward, so his fantasy value will remain limited.
Jun 22 - 12:36 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov will indeed play in place of Cedric Paquette on Tuesday against the New York Rangers in Game 6.

Don't go rushing to pick up the rookie Namestnikov, though. He has just a single point in 11 games this postseason.
May 26 - 8:04 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov could be in the lineup for Game 6 versus New York on Tuesday night.

He has not played since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final, but may draw back in if Cedric Paquette, who is listed as questionable, is unable to dress. Namestnikov and Jonathan Marchessault will likely take part in the pregame warmup.
May 26 - 3:06 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov is a healthy scratch for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals Monday night.

Brian Boyle returned to the lineup and Nikita Nesterov is dressing as a seventh defensemen for Tampa Bay, so Namestnikov will be watching from the press box. Namestnikov has just one assist in 11 games this postseason.
May 18 - 8:34 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov was a healthy scratch in Game 6 versus Montreal.

The Lightning went with seven defensemen in the match, so Nikita Nesterov saw 6:19 of playing time. Namestnikov has one assist in 10 postseason outings.
May 13 - 12:29 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov will tag in for Jonathan Drouin in Saturday evening's Game Five. Detroit leads the series 3-2.

Unfortunately, neither player has strong potential in the fantasy world. Though of the two, it's Namestnikov that has the lone point (an assist) in the postseason.
Apr 25 - 5:48 PM

Tampa Bay scratched Vladislav Namestnikov on Thursday for Game 5.

He averaged just 8:25 of ice time per game in the first three contests of Tampa Bay's opening round series versus Detroit. Namestnikov had one assist and no shots before heading to the press box.
Apr 24 - 10:20 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov is dealing with an illness.

Namestnikov missed Wednesday's practice as a result. The good news is that the Lightning still anticipates him playing on Thursday.
Apr 8 - 1:22 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov recorded three points in a game for the first time in his career during Monday's 5-3 win over Montreal.

Namestnikov had a great night. He won 64% of his draws, played 3:26 on the power play, and even laid out a hit. His two goals were pretty as he froze Carey Price both times with a deke before beating him short-side. The markers give him nine goals and 16 points through 38 games this season.
Mar 30 - 11:26 PM

Look for Vladislav Namestnikov to play Saturday afternoon against Detroit if Brenden Morrow is not ready to suit up.

Namestnikov was an emergency call up in case Morrow, who is dealing with an upper-body injury, can't go on Saturday. Although the 24-year-old has some talent, he has no real fantasy value at the moment.
Mar 28 - 9:29 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov scored a goal in Thursday's loss to Nashville.

He has seven markers and 13 points in 36 games with the Lightning this season. He's still up with team on an emergency basis because of an injury to Brenden Morrow. Tampa Bay got Cedric Paquette back on Thursday, but they wanted to keep Namestnikov around.
Mar 27 - 10:27 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov will stay up with the Lightning for now.

He is up with the big club on an emergency basis and has played well. Namestnikov has three goals and five points in his last nine outings. If Tampa Bay wants to keep him on the roster then the team will need to use the third of four alotted post-deadline recalls.
Mar 26 - 12:45 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov notched a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-3 win over Boston.

He has three goals and five points in his past eight games and 12 points in 34 appearances with the Lightning this season. Namestnikov skated with Ryan Callahan and Valterri Filppula for most of the match.
Mar 23 - 12:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Jonathan Marchessault
5Jeff Tambellini
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy
3Kristers Gudlevskis