The Tampa Bay Lightning are not dressing defenseman Nikita Nesterov in Game 5 against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.
Head Coach Jon Cooper will not be making any changes to the Tampa Bay lineup for Game 4 Wednesday night in Chicago.
In a last minute lineup change, Nikia Nesterov will draw back into the Tampa Bay lineup for Game 3 Monday night in Chicago.
One Tampa player that is blossoming before our eyes this playoffs is Nikita Nesterov.
Nikita Nesterov played 14:14 of ice time in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final on Wednesday night.
Nikita Nesterov ended his seven-game point drought when he picked up a pair of assists in Wednesday's 6-5 overtime Game 3 victory.
Nikita Nesterov will dress for Game 2 Monday night in Madison Square Garden.
Nikita Nesterov was made a late addition for Tuesday's Game Six against Montreal as Tampa Bay will go with seven defensemen.
Defensemen Nikita Nesterov and Mark Barberio will watch from the press box for Game 3 Wednesday night versus Montreal.
It looks like the Tampa Bay Lightning will go into game two of their series against Montreal with the same lineup they used in game one.
Nikita Nesterov will be scratched for Game One against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night.
Nikita Nesterov is expected to play as Tampa Bay's seventh defenseman again in Game 7.
Nikita Nesterov is back in the Bolts lineup Monday night for Game 6 versus the Red Wings.
Nikita Nesterov indicated he was going to play in Game 6, but based on the morning skate he could be scratched again.