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Nikita Nesterov | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/28/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 191

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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. Nov 14 - 10:52 AM

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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.
Nov 12 - 7:36 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.
Nov 10 - 7:24 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.
Nov 8 - 1:46 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.
Nov 6 - 2:44 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.
Nov 5 - 6:59 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
Nov 3 - 7:17 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.
Oct 31 - 6:52 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.
Oct 29 - 7:24 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.
Oct 27 - 8:36 PM

Nikita Neserov was eligible to return to action Friday night against Winnipeg after serving a two-game suspension for boarding Dallas' Curtis McKenzie.

Nesterov did not play, however, as he was a healthy scratch. The Russian defenceman has no real fantasy value.
Oct 24 - 12:41 PM

Nikita Nesterov has been suspended for two games for boarding Dallas forward Curtis McKenzie.

Nesterov was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for hitting McKenzie from behind on Thursday night. The Tampa Bay blueliner won't be eligible to return until Oct. 23 against Winnipeg.
Oct 16 - 6:39 PM

Nikita Nesterov will have a hearing Friday with the NHL Department of Player Safety.

He received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for hitting Dallas forward Curtis McKenzie from behind on Thursday night. Nesterov was playing in his second game of the season.
Oct 16 - 11:24 AM

Nikita Nesterov will be a healthy scratch against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

The 21-year-old defender Nesterov has yet to dress for the Lightning this season, but doesn't boast much fantasy value either.
Source: Paul Harris
Oct 13 - 7:24 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's home opener against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The 22-year-old spent a good chunk of last season in the press box as well. Cedric Paquette is scratched because he's dealing with a lower-body injury.
Oct 8 - 7:19 PM

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