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Nikita Kucherov | Winger | #86

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/17/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 178
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (58) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Nikita Kucherov had a stong game against the Coyotes Saturday night.
Although he leads the Lightning in goals scored with 17, Kucherov has hardly been taking any shots on goal. In his last four games before Saturday, Kucherov had taken only eight shots on goal. Saturday against Arizona, he directed six shots towards Mike Smith. As shooting is a pre-condition to scoring, that is good news for Kucherov owners. Jan 22 - 11:40 AM

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Nikita Kucherov netted his 17th goal of 2016-17 in Thursday's 4-2 win over Buffalo.

Kucherov has been on a roll since returning from a lower-body injury. He has produced 10 points in his last eight contests to give him 40 points on the year.
Jan 13 - 9:16 AM

Nikita Kucherov will play for the Atlantic Division at the NHL-All Star Game.

He is a first-time All-Star along with teammate Victor Hedman. Kucherov has emerged as a star forward over the past couple of seasons and he has reached another gear in 2016-17. He leads the Lightning with 16 goals and 39 points in 35 games.
Jan 11 - 11:27 AM

Nikita Kucherov can't be kept off the score board.

He tallied his 16 goal and 39th point in just 34 games this season. He also has three goals and six points over his last five games. He's failed to register a point only 11 times thus far this campaign.
Jan 7 - 4:56 PM

Nikita Kucherov scored two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Kucherov did all of his damage in the third period, as he set up Ondrej Palat's goal before scoring two of his own five minutes apart. The 23-year-old has recorded a point in five straight games. Kucherov is up to 15 goals and 38 points in 32 games this season.
Jan 3 - 11:00 PM

Nikita Kucherov lifted his point streak to three games during Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Toronto.

He's potted points in consecutive games since missing two weeks with a lower body injury, which means his point steak dates back to Dec. 10th. He has four assists during the span, giving him 20 helpers and 33 points in 30 games.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:51:00 AM

Nikita Kucherov produced two assists in his return to the lineup on Wednesday night.

He also recorded five shots on goal to help the Lightning notch a 4-3 overtime win over Montreal. Kucherov, who missed six games with a lower-body injury, was back with Triplets linemates Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson in the contest.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 08:44:00 AM

Nikita Kucherov will indeed return from a lower-body injury on Wednesday night.

He has been sidelined since Dec. 10, but should provide Tampa Bay's offense with a boost. He leads the team with 13 goals and 30 points in 28 games. Get him back in your lineup.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 12:25:00 PM

Nikita Kucherov (lower body) might be ready to play Wednesday night.

He took part in Tuesday's practice and it sounds like he will return against Montreal after missing the past six games with a lower-body injury. We will let you know if/when we get confirmation.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 11:36:00 AM

Nikita Kucherov (lower body) took part in the morning skate Thursday.

It was Kucherov's first team skate since Dec. 14. He appears to be heading in the right direction, but it wouldn't be surprising if he sat for a sixth straight game Friday night. The Lightning will be off until Dec. 28 for the holiday break
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 09:12:00 AM

Nikita Kucherov (lower body) didn't skate Tuesday morning and he won't play against Detroit.

Coach Jon Cooper isn't sure if Kucherov will be able to play in the final two games before the NHL takes a break for the holiday season. He hasn't been in the lineup since Dec. 10 due to a lower-body injury.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 01:59:00 PM

Tampa Bay placed Nikita Kucherov on I/R retroactive to Dec. 13th with a lower body injury.

Kucherov hasn't played since Dec. 10th and is considered day-to-day, so there's no concern (yet) about his long-term status. He has 13 goals and 30 points in 28 games this season.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 12:11:00 PM

Nikita Kucherov (lower body) is likely to miss the next two games.

That means Kucherov won't play on Friday or Saturady. He also wasn't on the ice for Friday's morning skate. He has 13 goals and 30 points in 28 contests in 2016-17.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 05:46:00 PM

Nikita Kucherov is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

He left Tuesday's practice early and didn't play Wednesday night due to the ailment. However, he did show some progress in the morning when he skated mostly on his own during the session.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 08:45:00 AM

It looks like Nikita Kucherov (undisclosed) will not play Wednesday night.

Kucherov was regarded as a game-time decision, but he didn't join the Lightning for the pregame warmups. His availability was first called into question after leaving Tuesday's practice before its conclusion.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 09:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Gabriel Dumont
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cedric Paquette
6Michael Bournival
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy