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Matthew Nieto | Winger | #83

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (47) / SJ
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Nieto will on the fourth line against Pittsburgh on Thursday night.
Nieto is pointless with seven shots on net in three games thus far, which continues the 24-year-old's scoring drop-off from his first two seasons in the league. While he'll skate to the left of Tommy Wingels and Melker Karlsson, we'd wait for Nieto to heat up first. Oct 20 - 6:29 PM

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Matthew Nieto will be a healthy scratch Tuesday versus the New York Islanders.

He hasn't picked up a point in three games for the Sharks this year. Michael Haley will enter the lineup in his place.
Oct 18 - 5:50 PM

Matt Nieto scored twice to lead the San Jose Sharks over Vancouver in pre-season action on Sunday night.

Nieto, who has 68 points in 205 NHL games, had a down year offensively last season. The 23-year-old's second marker won the game 3-2 in overtime for the defending Western Conference champs.
Oct 2 - 11:33 PM

Matthew Nieto is going into what could be a key season of his career.

Nieto has spent three seasons in the NHL, but he hasn't established himself as an important player with the Sharks. To make matters worse, last season he slipped to eight goals and 17 points in 67 games, down from 27 points a season prior. San Jose opted to sign him to a one-year, $735,000 million contract over the summer, which keeps the Sharks options open. We'll see if he responds by stepping up this season, but at the least he was stronger going into training camp.
Sep 30 - 12:00 PM

Matthew Nieto has inked a one-year, $735,000 contract with the San Jose Sharks,

Matthew Nieto had eight goals and 17 points in 67 regular season games with the Sharks in 2015-16. He added another goal and two assists in 16 playoff contests.
Jul 17 - 11:59 PM

Matthew Nieto will be in the lineup Wednesday night in Game 2 versus Pittsburgh.

He hasn't played since May 9 because of an upper-body injury and sat Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final as a healthy scratch. Nieto has three points in 11 contests in the postseason.
Jun 1 - 11:57 AM

Coach Peter DeBoer called Matthew Nieto a consideration for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final.

He was a healthy scratch Monday after recovering from an upper-body injury. Nieto hasn't played since May 9 in Round 2 versus Nashville. Tommy Wingels or Dainius Zubrus could be in the press box Wednesday if Nieto returns.
May 31 - 3:02 PM

It looks like Matthew Nieto will indeed be scratched for Game 1.

Whether or not you want to refer to it as a healthy scratch is up to you. Nieto had been dealing with an upper-body injury, but he's also been medically cleared to play. Nieto took part in the Sharks' pregame warmup, but didn't skate on a line.
May 30 - 7:54 PM

Matthew Nieto (upper body) is medically cleared to play in Game 1 on Monday.

Although Nieto is available to play, there's still a good chance that he won't. He was on the ice late after the morning skate, which would suggest that he'll be scratched, healthy or otherwise.
May 30 - 7:36 PM

Matthew Nieto (upper body) was on the ice late after the morning skate.

Based on that it appears as though he will be scratched for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final at Pittsburgh. Nieto hasn't played since May 9 due to an upper-body injury.
May 30 - 5:13 PM

The Sharks expect Matt Nieto to be available for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.

Nieto has been out since he suffered an upper-body injury in Game 6 of San Jose's second round series against Nashville. The 23-year-old practiced on Friday and Saturday, but he wasn't skating on any of the four lines. Even though he might be available, it doesn't look like he'll suit up on Monday. A lot can change between now and then.
May 29 - 3:29 PM

Matt Nieto (upper body) is expecting to be healthy at some point in the Stanley Cup Final.

Nieto partook in practice Friday for the first time since Game 6 in the second round against Nashville when he crashed into the goalpost. He is still wearing a brace under his uniform so it is unlikely he will be ready for Game 1. "I’ve been shooting the puck fine, and passing and moving great, so to take that next step was a good feeling," Nieto said. "That's my first time skating with the group in a few weeks and its a lot more fun being out there with everyone than just by myself. Progress is always good, and it felt awesome."
May 28 - 10:09 AM

Matthew Nieto (upper body) took part in Friday's practice.

It marked his first full session since he was injured earlier this month in Game 6 versus Nashville. Nieto hopes to be ready to play at some point during the Stanley Cup Final versus Pittsburgh. He has recorded three points in 11 playoff games.
May 27 - 5:16 PM

Matthew Nieto (upper body) won't make his return on Wednesday.

Nieto has a goal and three points in 11 playoff games. He last played on May 9.
May 25 - 9:15 PM

Matthew Nieto's undisclosed injury is an upper-body problem.

That doesn't tell us much, but it's about as specific as injury information comes in the playoffs. Nieto will miss Game 3 on Thursday.
May 19 - 1:41 PM

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C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Patrick Marleau
4Chris Tierney
5Micheal Haley
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Mikkel Boedker
3Matthew Nieto
4Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Tommy Wingels
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7David Schlemko
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell