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Nikita Nesterov | Defenseman | #89

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/28/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 191
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (148) / TBL
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The Tampa Bay Lightning appear to have scratched Nikita Nesterov and Erik Condra for Saturday's game against the Wild.
Nesterov has only two points in 17 games this season, but has shown that he has an offensive side to his game. However, both he and Condra are off the fantasy radar. Jan 2 - 6:37 PM

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Nikita Nesterov will be scratched from Friday's match with Washington.

Nesterov has played in 12 games with no points, 11 blocks, 18 hits, and 19 PIMs. Which does not a fantasy maven make, even for the most ardent Lightning fan.
Source: Katie Brown
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 06:43:00 PM

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

Unfortunately, Nesterov's not much of a fantasy asset. He's seen just a pair of games since Halloween and sever overall with the Lightning thus far.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 10:06:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be scratched from Saturday's tilt with the Sharks.

Nesterov has seen just two games with the Lightning since Halloween, and seven overall this season with little to show for his efforts. Unfortunately, he's not much of a fantasy asset.
Sat, Dec 5, 2015 08:19:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled Nikita Nesterov from the minors.

The 22-year-old has no point, a minus-1 rating and 19 penalty minutes in six games this season. In a corresponding move, the Bolts assigned Luke Witkowski to the farm.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 06:55:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov continues to ride the Syracuse-Tampa shuttle.

He was demoted on Friday to the AHL for the third time in the last two weeks. Matt Taormina was recalled to take Nesterov's place on the Tampa roster. We have no doubt Nesterov will be back. For how long, is anybody's guess.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Nikita Nesterov will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Calgary Flames.

The 22-year-old has been scratched in four of Tampa Bay's last five games. Nesterov has no points and a minus-1 rating in six contests.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 07:36:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov and Mike Blunden will be scratched for Tuesday's games with the Sabers.

Unfortunately, neither Nesterov nor the recent AHL call-up Blunden have any fantasy value. Blunder for what it's worth, was only recalled as a precautionary measure in case Cedric Paquette could not go.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 07:24:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov has been recalled from AHL Syracuse to Tampa Bay.

Nesterov has now played eight games this season, six with Tampa and two with AHL Syracuse. His one point was in the minors, however. Nesterov has not proven to be much of a fantasy asset, so don't take his promotion of a sign of good things to come.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 01:46:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov has been sent to the minors.

Nesterov has no points and 19 penalty minutes in six games with Tampa Bay this season. He also had seven points in 27 NHL contests in 2014-15.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:44:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Nikita Nesterov will play in Thursday's game against Buffalo.

It looked like Nesterov was going to be a healthy scratch, but Matt Carle will watch from the press box instead.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 06:59:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be scratched from Tuesday's game with the Red Wings.

Nesterov has seen just five games this season, and despite picking up 15 PIMs in one game, he hasn't produced much of anything in the way of fantasy value.
Source: Paul Harris
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 07:17:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov will pair with Jason Garrison to create Tampa's third defensive unit against the Bruins on Saturday.

Unfortunately, Nesterov simply isn't much of a fantasy asset neither in traditional leagues nor niche formats. Braydon Coburn will skate with Andrej Sustr, and Victor Hedman and Anton Stralman will combine for the team's first defensive unit.
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 06:52:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov will sit out Thursday's tilt with the Avalanche.

Four games, 19 PIMs and not much else through an average of 14:37 of ice time per game. That's not very inspiring, and worse yet, Coach Cooper isn't impressed.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 07:24:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov returned to Tampa Bay's lineup on Tuesday against the Blues.

Through three games, the young defender has not contributed much to fantasy players aside from his 17 PIMs. All but two of which came in one game. Suffice it to say, but Nesterov may not be a fantasy maven.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 08:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Jonathan Marchessault
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Matt Carle
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy