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Vladislav Namestnikov | Center | #90

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (27) / TB
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Vladislav Namestnikov might be available for the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft.
He would be an intriguing player to pick up for the NHL's newest franchise. "It will depend on many factors," Namestnikov told Sport-express.ru. "The NHL expansion draft is in two months. No one knows what might happen. Many players are to be re-signed. So it'll be difficult to make predictions." He struggled in 2016-17 with 10 goals and 28 points in 74 games, but he is a player who can play up and down the lineup. May 9 - 12:22 PM

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Vladislav Namestnikov (lower body) returned to action on Tuesday March 21.

Namestnikov missed three consecutive games. He scored his 10th goal of the season in his return.
Mar 22 - 1:40 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov expects to return from a lower-body injury on Tuesday night.

He was a full participant at Monday's practice, but hasn't received the green light to return yet. We should get confirmation on Namestnikov's status after the morning skate.
Mar 21 - 10:36 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov (lower body) took part in Tampa Bay's practice Monday in a regular jersey.

He skated on a line between Gabriel Dumont and Jonathan Drouin. That's a great sign after he skated with the team recently while sporting a red no-contact sweater. Namestnikov re-aggravated his injury last Monday against the New York Rangers and he has missed the last three games as a result.
Mar 20 - 11:17 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov (lower body) won't play Saturday against Washington.

The 24-year-old has nine goals and 24 points with 27 PIMs and 54 hits in 63 games this season.
Mar 18 - 3:01 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov (lower body) has been ruled out for Thursday's game.

Namestnikov attempted to return on Monday, but ended up back on the sidelines. He has nine goals and 24 points in 63 contests.
Mar 16 - 11:33 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game against Ottawa.

Namestnikov returned to the lineup on Monday after missing one game because of a lower-body injury, but his comeback didn't last very long. He's considered day-to-day for now.
Mar 14 - 6:35 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov will make his return to the Lightning lineup on Monday night.

The lower-body injury cost him just one game. Namestnikov will skate on a line with Byron Froese and Adam Erne. He has nine goals and 15 assists in 62 games this season.
Mar 13 - 6:56 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov will remain out with a lower body injury against the Panthers on Saturday.

Through 62 games this season the youngster has posted nine goals and 24 points with 53 hits. He's considered day-to-day, for now.
Mar 11 - 1:58 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov left Thursday's game against the Wild with a lower-body injury and did not return.

Namestnikov was hurt after he got tangled up with Parise along the boards. He fell to the ice and immediately grabbed for his knee. Jon Cooper said after the game it would be a "blessing" if any of Paquette, Johnson, or Namestnikov were available to play on Saturday.
Mar 9 - 11:18 PM

Vladislav Namestnikov scored his ninth goal of the year in a 3-2 loss to Calgary on Thursday.

He gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead going into the second period, but then the Flames scored three straight goals. Namestnikov has scored a goal in three straight games.
Feb 24 - 9:46 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov had two assists in Tuesday's 5-0 win over Los Angeles.

He had the primary helper on both goals by Nikita Kucherov. Going into Tuesday's contest, Namestnikov had posted just one goal in 10 games. He has 20 points this season through 50 matches.
Feb 8 - 10:43 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov and Ondrej Palat scored in the third period, but their rally was insufficient to lift the Lightning as they lost 5-3 to the Coyotes Saturday.

The Bolts entered the third period with a 5-1 deficit and might have fared better if they had managed to get on the board earlier. Namestnikov scored at the 9:45 mark with an assist from Palat and Valtteri Filppula. Palat’s goal came at the 14:18 mark during a power play. This was Namestnikov’s sixth goal of the season and the 10th for Palat.
Jan 22 - 12:53 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov has a three-game point streak.

He has collected one goal and two assists during that span. Namestnikov has been centering Tampa Bay's top line between Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat.
Jan 13 - 9:19 AM

Vladislav Namestnikov produced a power-play goal in Sunday's 6-2 loss to Pittsburgh.

He has chipped in three points in four games since returning from an upper-body injury. Namestnikov has five goals and 11 assists in 38 matches this year.
Jan 9 - 11:03 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Johnson
2Vladislav Namestnikov
3Cedric Paquette
4Steven Stamkos
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Greg McKegg
4Yanni Gourde
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Braydon Coburn
4Jake Dotchin
5Mikhail Sergachev
6Andrej Sustr
7Luke Witkowski
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj