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Matthew Nieto | Winger

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 11/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Matthew Nieto recorded an assist in a 3-1 win against Toronto on Thursday.
Nieto has three goals and 10 points in 35 contests. Although he hasn't done much offensively this season, he's worth keeping an eye on as he played with Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton Thursday night. Jan 16 - 9:38 AM

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If Joe Thornton is unable to go on Saturday, then Matthew Nieto will fill in on the top line.

Thornton is probable so this could be a moot point. Nieto just returned to action on Tuesday after missing almost four weeks with an ankle injury. Nieto has only three goals and nine points this season in 28 games so his fantasy value to this point has been negigible.
Jan 3 - 10:24 AM

Matthew Nieto (ankle) is set to return on Tuesday.

It will be Nieto's first game since Dec. 4. It looks like he'll be eased back into the lineup as he's projected to start the contest on the fourth line. To make room for Nieto, who had to be activated off of the injured reserve list, the Sharks sent Chris Tierney to the minors.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Matthew Nieto (ankle) will probably return to the Sharks' lineup on Tuesday.

Nieto was upbeat after Sunday's practice. "I'm ready. That was the first practice I actually had with the whole team in awhile," Nieto said. "It was good to get out there with all the guys and compete and do some battles. It's ready. Good to go." Sharks coach Todd McLellan wasn't ready to say beyond all doubt that Nieto would be available on Tuesday, but he's certainly aware of Nieto's feelings on the subject. Nieto hasn't played since Dec. 4.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Matthew Nieto (ankle) continues to skate as he is getting closer to returning to the Sharks lineup.

Nieto suffered an ankle injury on December 4 and had a setback a couple of weeks ago but now it looks like he is getting ready to return. Nieto has three goals and nine points this season in 26 games.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Matthew Nieto (ankle) has been on the ice Thursday and Friday.

Nieto won't be available on Saturday or Monday, but he might be back in the Sharks' return from the Christmas break on Dec. 27. Tommy Wingels might lose his top-six spot when Nieto returns.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Matthew Nieto has been dealt a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury.

Nieto had been practicing with the Sharks, but he wasn't able to do so on Monday. Sharks coach Todd McLellan has ruled him out for Thursday's contest, but Nieto might still return on Saturday. He has already missed five games due to the injury.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Matthew Nieto (lower body) won't return on Saturday.

It will be Nieto's fifth straight contest on the sidelines. It's not clear what the lines will look like when Nieto returns, but Tommy Wingels might find himself sliding to the third line at that point.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Matthew Nieto (lower body) has been moved to the injured reserve list.

As we previously reported, Nieto wasn't expected to play on Thursday anyways. In fact, given that this move is retroactive Dec. 4, it really doesn't change anything as far as Nieto's situation is concerned. He should still be regarded as day-to-day.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 09:21:00 AM

Matthew Nieto (lower body) isn't expected to play Thursday.

However, he is considered to be close to being available to return. Nieto has missed San Jose's last three games.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Matthew Nieto (lower body) might be back on Thursday.

Nieto is expected to participate in Wednesday's practice before a firmer determination regarding his availability is made. He has three goals and nine points in 26 contests this season.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Matthew Nieto will miss Saturday's game with a lower body injury.

No word yet on the type or extent of his injury, but we'll keep you posted as the news breaks. Nieto has nine points in 26 games thus far this season.
Source: Kevin Kurz
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Matt Nieto scored the game winner with 11 seconds left in the third period to help the Sharks get past the Flyers 2-1 on Tuesday.

Nieto trailed the play on a Patrick Marleau break-away attempt and did well to snap home the rebound with a sprawling Steve Mason out of position in the Flyers net. The goal was his second goal in as many games after snapping a 21-game goalless drought on Saturday. He still has just three goals and six assists in 25 games this season. Marc Edouard-Vlasic provided the other goal for San Jose.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 12:59:00 AM

Matthew Nieto hasn't scored a goal since opening night.

That adds up to a 21-game goalless drought. Nieto ended an eight-game pointless skid on Saturday with an assist against Arizona. "We'd like to see him score. For us to have success as a team, he's going to have to find the scoreboard, especially the minutes that he's played with the top lines and on the power play," said coach Todd McLellan. "He's created a number of chances, sometimes he's snake bitten, but it's gone on for a fairly long time." He may start Wednesday's game on the fourth line after he was dropped down there over the weekend.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 04:09:00 PM

Matthew Nieto is expected to get a chance to play alongside Joe Thornton on Saturday.

Tomas Hertl will round out that line. This is a nice opportunity for Nieto, but to put it into context, he hasn't been wanting for skilled linemates so far this season. He has played with Thornton before and he's also spent a fair amount of time skating alongside Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture. Despite that, Nieto has just one goal and three points in eight games in 2014-15.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 06:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3James Sheppard
4Tye McGinn
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Melker Karlsson
4Tyler Kennedy
5John Scott
6Barclay Goodrow
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Mirco Mueller
6Matt Irwin
7Scott Hannan
8Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock