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Nail Yakupov | Winger | #64

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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 skate on the second line against the Sharks on Saturday night.
He'll flank Jori Lehtera and Vladimir Tarasenko on the left. And, if we're being honest, this sounds like a dynamic line. With three goals and six points in 24 games this season, now's as good a time as any to get going. Jan 14 - 8:15 PM

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Nail Yakupov (illness) returned to action on Saturday.

It was a typical Yakupov game as he was held off the score sheet. The first overall pick in 2012 has been a bust, both in St. Louis this season with three goals and six points in 22 games, and his career in Edmonton. If he was in your lineup...sorry.
Jan 8 - 3:19 AM

It'll be due to illness that Nail Yakupov will be scratched against the Hurricanes on Thursday.

It's unfortunate that he's sick, but he's been a disappointment in St. Louis nevertheless. He's posted three goals and six points in 21 games thus far.
Jan 5 - 7:44 PM

Nail Yakupov will be scratched against the Hurricanes on Thursday.

Through 21 games this season the forward has three goals and six points with just 17 shots on goal. Yikes.
Source: Lou Korac
Jan 5 - 7:42 PM

Nail Yakupov will be a healthy scratch when the St. Louis Blues host the Philadelphia Flyers.

The scratch will be the third straight for the former Oilers first overall selection, he's appeared in 21 games (21-3-3-6). Ty Rattie and Brad Hunt will join him in the press box.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 09:21:00 PM

Nail Yakupov will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Yakupov plauyed in St. Louis' last four games, but that streak will come to an end tonight. Ty Rattie is expected to join him in the press box, while Alex Pietrangelo misses the game because of an illness.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 08:17:00 PM

Nail Yakupov will face his one time Oiler teammates Monday.

Yakupov was the first overall pick in 2012 by the Oilers but it was a disaster for him in the Alberta capital and he was dealt for a conditional third round pick before the season began. He needs to score 15 goals this season if the Oilers want to get a second round pick in 2018 instead but with only three at this stage of the season, it is unlikely that will happen.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 09:04:00 AM

Nail Yakupov will get a third straight game on Saturday when the Blues take on the Blackhawks.

Yakupov scored his third goal of the game on Thursday, so it makes sense coach Ken Hitchcock would reward the young veteran. However, Yakupov has just six points in 19 games thus far.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 02:14:00 PM

Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock has seen some improvements in Nail Yakupov's game.

Yakupov has been a healthy scratch several times since being acquired from the Oilers, but Hitchcock insists he's seen the young Russian play better hockey. "He’s learning," Hitchcock said. "He’s 50 percent better than he was when he first came here. He did some really good things (on Thursday) that allow him to stay in the lineup. I really liked some of the pressure he put on people without the puck, which is what we’re trying to get him to do and not just count on scoring a goal here and there, but be a factor in the game."
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 11:02:00 AM

Nail Yakupov skated alongside Jaden Schwartz and Paul Stastny Thursday night versus New Jersey.

He scored his third goal of the season in a 5-2 win. Yakupov has six points in 19 appearances with the Blues. It's too early to know if he can build some momentum from this, but it is worth keeping an eye on.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Nail Yakupov will tag in for Dmitrij Jaskin against the Devils on Thursday.

This will be Yakupov's second game in a row as well. He has two goals and five points in 18 games this season, and could really use a couple of fortunate bounces.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 07:50:00 PM

Nail Yakupov might be back in the lineup Tuesday.

Dmitrij Jaskin and Ty Rattie appeared to be the odd-men out at Monday's practice, but coach Ken Hitchcock said that one of them will play on the fourth line. Yakupov, who has been scratched in 12 of the last 18 games, skated with Jori Lehtera and Patrik Berglund.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 06:57:00 PM

Ken Hitchock has decided to forego any lineup changes for Sunday's match with the Wild.

Which means that Nail Yakupov, Ty Rattie and Carl Gunnarsson will each watch from the press box. Unfortunately there isn't a lick of fantasy value between the three of them.
Source: Lou Korac
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Once again it'll be Nail Yakupov and Ty Rattie in the press box. This time for Friday's game versus the Devils.

With just four games played for Rattie, and only one for Yakupov since Nov. 23rd, one suspects there isn't much value left in either until they get hot.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 07:17:00 PM

Nail Yakupov and Ty Rattie will be scratched against the Islanders on Thursday.

Yak's attack has not made the trip westward from Edmonton, it seems. He has but two goals and five points in 13 games thus far with just 15 shots on net. He's played just once since Nov. 23rd.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 06:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Paul Stastny
2Jori Lehtera
3Patrik Berglund
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4David Perron
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Dmitrij Jaskin
3Nail Yakupov
4Scottie Upshall
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Colton Parayko
4Jay Bouwmeester
5Joel Edmundson
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton