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Nikita Nesterov | Defenseman | #89

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/28/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 191
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (148) / TB
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Nikita Nesterov is dealing with an undisclosed injury.
Nesterov missed Thursday's practice as a result. He'll probably also be kept out of Thursday's contest. Mar 16 - 11:00 AM

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Nikita Nesterov is projected to be scratched Saturday night.

It would be Nesterov's third consecutive game in the press box. He has four goals and 14 points in 44 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 4 - 6:40 PM

Nikita Nesterov and Brian Flynn will be scratched against Nashville on Thursday.

Nesterov has seen but nine games of action with the Habs, scoring two points along with 21 hits. Flynn has picked up 10 points with 28 blocks in 48 games.
Mar 2 - 6:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov, David Desharnais and Sven Andrighetto will be scratched against the Islanders on Thursday.

Nestorov has seen just seven games of action with Montreal since coming over from Tampa Bay. He has a point with 17 hits in that time. Desharnais meanwhile has 10 points in 29 games. Andrighetto himself has eight points with 27 hits in 25 games.
Feb 23 - 6:43 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers.

He'll come out of the lineup for Greg Pateryn. Nesterov has four goals and nine assists in 42 games this season. David Desharnais and Sven Andrighetto will also watch the game from the press box. None of these three players have any fantasy value.
Feb 21 - 6:28 PM

Nikita Nesterov will tag in for Greg Pateryn against Boston on Sunday.

Nesterov has a point with eight hits in five games with Montreal. Pateryn meanwhile has six points with 35 hits and 40 blocks in 22 games.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 12 - 7:28 PM

Nikita Nesterov, David Desharnais and Brian Flynn will each be scratched from Saturday's game with the Blues.

Through five games with Montreal, Nesterov has a point with eight hits to his credit. Desharnais has posted 10 points in 29 games to go along with 68 hits. And Flynn has also picked up 10 points to go along with 69 hits in 43 games.
Feb 11 - 3:37 PM

Nikita Nesterov, David Desharnais and Brian Flynn will each be scratched from Thursday's match with Arizona.

Each have managed to produce a modicum of fantasy value this season. Nesterov through five games has a goal and eight hits to his credit. Desharnais has picked up 10 points in 29 games. Meanwhile Flynn has posted 10 points with 26 blocks in 43 games.
Feb 9 - 2:10 PM

Nikita Nesterov scored his first goal as a member of the Montreal Canadiens in Thursday's 3-1 loss to Philadelphia.

Nesterov opened the scoring at the 4:51 mark of the first period. The young Russian was acquired from the Lightning last week, and the Canadiens have shown a willingness to play him regularly so far. Nesterov is up to four goals and nine assists in 37 games this season. Alex Galchenyuk and Andrew Shaw picked up the assists on Montreal's only goal.
Feb 2 - 10:45 PM

Montreal acquired Nikita Nesterov from Tampa Bay on Thursday night in exchange for Jonathan Racine and a sixth round pick in 2017.

Nesterov gets a new lease on life as he was often a scratch during his time with the Lightning. In 119 career NHL games, the 23-year-old has posted eight goals and 28 points along with 77 PIMs and 196 hits combined over the last three seasons. He'll never win a Norris Trophy but he can certainly become a solid contributor to the Canadiens' ailing blue line.
Jan 26 - 7:14 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be scratched from Sunday's tilt with the Penguins.

The physical defender has posted just 24 points through the first 112 games of his career, which unfortunately doesn't amount to much in fantasy.
Jan 8 - 4:37 PM

Nikita Nesterov picked up a pair of points in the 4-2 loss to the Flyers on Saturday.

Through 28 games the rugged defender now has six helpers and eight points thanks to his two assists in the match. With just 24 points in 112 career games, he won't be up for any Norris Trophy awards any time soon.
Jan 7 - 4:57 PM

Nikita Nesterov will tag in for Andrej Sustr against the Predators on Thursday.

Nesterov will play for the first time in two games. He has six points, 18 PIMs, and 37 blocks in 26 games. Sustr meanwhile has six points with 29 PIMs and 50 hits in 39 games.
Jan 5 - 7:18 PM

Nikita Nesterov is expected to be scratched for Tuesday's contest against the Winnipeg Jets.

Nesterov will sit for the second straight game. He has six points in 26 games this season. The big news is that former second-round pick Adam Erne will be making his NHL debut and Ryan Callahan will return to the lineup after a lengthy absence. Yanni Gourde is expected to be joining Nesterov as a healthy scratch.
Jan 3 - 7:21 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be scratched against Carolina on Saturday.

Through 26 games this season the young veteran has six points with 18 PIMs and 37 hits. He's also averaged just 15:55 of ice time per game, which is just eight seconds lower than his career best set two seasons ago.
Source: Corey Long
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 06:30:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
4Mike McCarron
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Dwight King
4Artturi Lehkonen
5Brian Flynn
6Steve Ott
7Andreas Martinsen
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brendan Gallagher
3Paul Byron
4Torrey Mitchell
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Jordie Benn
7Nikita Nesterov
8Brandon Davidson
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya