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Nikita Nesterov | Defenseman | #89

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/28/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 191
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (148) / TB

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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

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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

Nikita Nesterov played well as a forward on Friday versus Washington.

The Lightning have plenty of injury concerns and question marks when they resume playing on Wednesday against Montreal. Nesterov could see more time up front if those forwards aren't ready to return.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 11:28:00 AM

Nikita Nesterov will be a healthy scratch against Detroit on Tuesday.

Nesterov played just 11:06 in the last game and he was scratched in the two games before that, so this isn't exactly surprising. The 23-year-old has two goals and four assists in 22 games this season. Ondrej Palat will miss the game with an undisclosed injury.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be scratched against the Canucks on Friday.

Through 21 games thus far the oft-scratched defender has two goals and five points along with 18 PIMs and 32 hits.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 09:19:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov is expected to spend Wednesday's game in the press box.

That would make this Nesterov's fourth scratch in five games. He has two goals and five points in 21 contests in 2016-17.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 09:21:00 PM

The Lightning made Nikita Nesterov a late addition to the lineup as they took on the Penguins.

It's his first game after four on the pine. Through 20 games he has four points with 13 blocks, 14 PIMs and 29 hits.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 07:58:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov and Slater Koekkoek will be scratched against the Canucks on Thursday night.

Both defenders have four points, with 20 games played and 17 games play respectively. Neither player have posted much otherwise, unfortunately.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 07:30:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be scratched against the Capitals on Saturday.

Through 20 games this season the young defender has posted four points with 14 PIMs and 29 blocks. He's seeing a career high 17:08 of average ice time so far this season.
Source: Corey Long
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 05:42:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov posted a goal and added an assist in Tampa Bay's 4-3 victory versus Detroit on Tuesday.

He got his first goal of the season on a power-play opportunity during the third period. Nesterov didn't have a point in his first 11 appearances this season.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 11:23:00 AM

Nikita Nesterov will be scratched against the Sharks on Saturday.

Nesterov has now played just once since Oct. 30th, a span of six games. Early on it seemed as though he had secured a spot on Tampa's blue line, but things have reversed. He has no points with 10 PIMs, 18 hits and nine blocks in 10 games thus far.
Source: Corey Long
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 04:15:00 PM

Nikita Nesterov will be out against the Islanders on Thursday night.

Nesterov has played just once since Oct. 30th. Through 10 games he has 10 PIMs, nine blocks and 18 hits. A nice depth option in reverse leagues.
Source: Corey Long
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 07:14:00 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
6Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy