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Nail Yakupov | Winger | #64

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/6/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (1) / EDM
Contract: view contract details

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Nail Yakupov will be a healthy scratch for the Colorado Avalanche as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night.
Yakupov has eight goals and 12 points in 31 games so far this season with the Avalanche. He has a goal and an assist in his last five games. Joining him in the press box Friday will be defenseman Andrei Mironov. Fri, Dec 29, 2017 09:05:00 PM

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Nail Yakupov (illness) returned to action on Saturday.

Yakupov had an assist while playing only 11:26 as he had missed the previous five games with the illness. He broke a six game pointless streak and had seven goals and 11 points in 27 games thus far.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 03:25:00 AM

Nail Yakupov (illness) will miss Thursday's game.

The good news is that Yakupov has resumed skating. He has seven goals and 10 points in 26 contests in 2017-18.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 02:29:00 PM

Nail Yakupov (illness) didn't play for a fourth straight game on Tuesday night.

Yakupov has missed the last two games with an illness after he was a healthy scratch for two matches before that. He has seven goals and 10 points in 26 appearances this campaign, but he hasn't earned a point in his last six outings.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Nail Yakupov didn't skate Monday morning because of an illness.

Yakupov has been a healthy scratch for the last two games, so he may not have played anyway even if he was healthy.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 04:10:00 PM

Nail Yakupov will be in the press box again on Saturday.

It will be the second straight game that Yakupov will be scratched, as the Avalanche will go with seven defensemen and 11 forwards again versus Florida.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:34:00 PM

Nail Yakupov will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Yakupov got off to a great start this season, but he's faded over the last little while. He has seven goals and three assists this season, but he hasn't picked up a point in six games. Gabriel Bourque and Duncan Siemens will also be scratched for tonight's game.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 07:26:00 PM

Nail Yakupov posted a goal, a plus-1 rating, three shots on net and a blocked shot in Wednesday's 3-0 victory against the Avalanche.

Yakupov fired out of the chute this season with three goals and five points in his first four outings, but he went cold with seven straight scoreless efforts to close out October. Well, he's back again, lighting the lamp in back-to-back games, while posting four goals and five points through nine November outings. He'll never be confused with Sidney Crosby in terms of scoring, but he can be a boon to fantasy owners when running hot.
Thu, Nov 23, 2017 12:54:00 AM

Nail Yakupov found the back of the net in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Senators.

The game was played in Stockholm, Sweden as part of the NHL's Global Series. Yakupov notched the game's first goal at the 8:16 mark of the first period (it came on the power play). The signing of Yakupov has paid dividends for the Avalanche so far this season, as he has five goals and three assists in 15 games this season. He still isn't worth owning in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 11:09:00 AM

Nail Yakupov is quietly having a solid season.

Yakupov isn't playing like the elite player people were hoping for when he was selected with the first overall pick in 2012, but he's been a solid contributor for Colorado, which is a step up from what we've seen out of him in recent years. He found the back of the net on Saturday, bringing him up to four goals and seven points in 14 games. He's averaging a modest 12:22 minutes in 2017-18, so he's still not playing a big role, but when you contrast this with the nine points in 40 contests he had with St. Louis last season, what he's doing with Colorado is an encouraging sign that he might still crave out a prolonged NHL career.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 10:07:00 AM

Nail Yakupov played only 8:11 of ice time on Thursday night against St. Louis.

Yakupov was benched because coach Jared Bednar was not happy with his play. "We had a couple guys who didn't show up to play," said Bednar following a 4-3 loss to the Blues. "Can't do it." Yakupov has three goals and two assists in eight games this year, but he hasn't earned a point in his last four outings.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 10:53:00 AM

Nail Yakupov notched a goal with an assist and a plus-3 rating while also delivering a pair of hits in 13:43 of ice time Wednesday against the Bruins.

The No. 1 overall pick in 2012 has yet to hit his stride in five NHL seasons during stops with the Oilers and Blues. However, he has posted three goals with five points and a plus-6 rating through four outings. He has already equaled his goal output from last season in 40 games in St. Louis when he managed just nine total points.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 01:24:00 AM

Nail Yakupov tallied a pair of goals in Monday's matinee win over Boston.

Yakupov's first two goals with the Avalanche came in the third period to help Colorado close out a 4-0 win. He has three points in three games this campaign.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 03:58:00 PM

Nail Yakupov registered three assists in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Dallas Stars.

Yakupov has been a major disappointment since being taken first overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. He's now on his third team in a year, which means he's running out of chances in the NHL. Don't expect him to produce much with Colorado this year. The 23-year-old had just three goals and six assists in 40 games with the St. Louis Blues last season.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 11:50:00 PM

One player who might merit some attention this month is Nail Yakupov.

Yakupov has failed in two NHL cities (Edmonton and St. Louis) to date but could get a new lease on life on a rebuilding Avalanche squad. He's looked pretty good in scrimmages alongside Matt Duchene thus far so keep an eye on the former number-one overall draft pick.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 11:44:00 AM

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