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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 and Ty Rattie will be scratched against the Lightning on Thursday.
While Rattie has just four games to his credit this season, it's Yakupov who has been in and out of the lineup. He's seen just five games since Nov. 10th, and has five points in 16 games thus far. Dec 1 - 7:33 PM
Source: Lou Korac

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Blues GM Doug Armstrong still has faith in Nail Yakupov.

"I have a lot of confidence in Yak that he's going to keep his nose to the grindstone and when he gets his opportunity, he's just got to make the most of it," said Armstrong. "We look at it from how our team is doing, not how each individual player is doing, and our team is doing well. He's part of our team." Yakupov has been scratched for seven of the Blues' past 12 games and he isn't expected to play on Thursday either.
Dec 1 - 9:42 AM

Nail Yakupov is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Yakupov was acquired from Edmonton earlier this season, but he hasn't fit in very well with his new team. He has two goals and three assists in 16 games this season.
Nov 28 - 8:09 PM

Nail Yakupov is expected to play Tuesday against Boston.

Ty Rattie will be a healthy scratch instead based on the pregame warmup line rushes. Yakupov is skating with Dmitrij Jaskin and Patrik Berglund.
Nov 22 - 6:46 PM

It doesn't appear that Nail Yakupov will be having a rebirth in St. Louis anytime soon.

Many were hoping a fresh start with the Blues would revitalize Yakupov. However, that has not been the case. He has not endeared himself to his new employers to the extent necesaary to be a regular in the lineup as he has been a healthy scratch five out of the Blues' last eight games. If you have a healthy reserve roster we might hold onto him a little longer, but our patience is running thin.
Nov 20 - 12:43 PM

Nail Yakupov and Petteri Lindbohm will be scratched on Saturday against Nashville.

Yakupov is still stuck at four points through 14 games plays this season, and his drought has reached eight games. Still, Lindbohm is pointless through five so we'd leave both on the wire.
Source: Lou Korac
Nov 19 - 7:17 PM

Nail Yakupov will line up on the third line against the Sharks on Thursday night.

He'll skate to the right of David Perron and Patrik Berglund. Through 13 games Yakupov has four points and just 15 shots on net. The shine is fading off him already, it seems.
Nov 17 - 7:41 PM

Nail Yakupov will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

This isn't the first time his new team has made him a healthy scratch. He sat out three straight games for the same reason between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9. The chance of scenery from Edmonton to St. Louis clearly hasn't worked out for him. Ty Rattie will also watch from the press box.
Nov 15 - 7:58 PM

Nail Yakupov might be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

He logged just 7:28 of ice time Saturday versus Columbus. "Yak got out of sorts positionally, and we needed to grab it back," coach Ken Hitchcock said. Yakupov has two goals and two assists in 13 appearances with the Blues. Lineup decisions haven't been made yet, but it wouldn't be surprising either way at this point.
Nov 15 - 9:55 AM

Nail Yakupov got to play with Paul Stastny and Alexander Steen Thursday night.

However, he didn't have a memorable performance in his first game back from being scratched for three contests in a row. Yakupov had one shot and a minus-1 rating in 14:51 of ice time. He doesn't have a point in his last six appearances.
Nov 11 - 10:02 AM

Nail Yakupov will tag in for Robby Fabbri for Thursday's match with Nashville.

With four points and 11 hits through 11 games thus far, Yakupov isn't quite lighting up the score sheet. Fabbri isn't either, by the way, as he also has four points and 20 hits.
Nov 10 - 7:28 PM

Nail Yakupov will be a healthy scratch for a third straight game on Wednesday and he isn't pleased with the decision.

"It's not my decision I'm not playing," Yakupov said after Tuesday's practice. "Obviously I couldn't be happy about it. So, it's a coach's decision and nothing I can do about it." Yakupov collected four points in his first six games with the Blues, but he hasn't earned a point in his past five appearances.
Nov 8 - 6:46 PM

Nail Yakupov was supposed to play Sunday against the Avalanche, instead he's scratched once more.

This will be the second straight game Yakupov will watch from the press box. Through 11 games thus far Yakupov has two goals and four points with 11 hits and just 14 shots on net.
Nov 6 - 5:05 PM

Nail Yakupov will reprise his third line role on Sunday against the Avalanche.

Yakupov was scratched for Saturday's match but will skate to the right of Robby Fabbri and Paul Stastny tonight. Through 11 games thus far Yakupov has two goals and four points with 11 hits and just 14 shots on net.
Source: Lou Korac
Nov 6 - 3:54 PM

Nail Yakupov will be scratched from Saturday's match with Columbus but will play against Colorado.

Through 11 games thus far Yakupov has two goals and four points with 11 hits and just 14 shots on net. He's also seeing just 10:31 of ice time on average per game. The shine seems to have faded a bit on Yak, whose gone pointless with four shots over his last five games and hasn't scored in two weeks.
Nov 5 - 3:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Paul Stastny
2Jori Lehtera
3Patrik Berglund
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4David Perron
5Ty Rattie
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