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Valeri Nichushkin | Winger

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/4/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210
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Valeri Nichushkin scored late in Dallas' 3-2 preseason loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.
The 20-year-old former 10th overall pick should be in line for a productive season that might be a bit under the radar now at fantasy draft time, since he sat out most of last year with an injury. With that much talent and a top-six role, Nichushkin's preseason success could easily transfer over later in the month. Oct 1 - 11:07 PM

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Valeri Nichushkin opened Dallas' training camp on a line with Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky.

Although it is early, it is an indication as to what Stars' coach Lindy Ruff is thinking. Nichushkin missed most of last season with a hip injury that required surgery but he is reportedly feeling healthy and fit coming into camp. If he can stay healthy and keep this gig, Nichushkin could be poised for a breakout season. The fact that Nichushkin is playing alongside Hemsky and Spezza also supports the position that Patrick Sharp will line up on the the Stars' top unit alongside Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn.
Sep 19 - 11:26 AM

Dallas Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin says his surgically repaired hip is "feeling great."

His 2014-15 season was largely aborted, as he only appeared in eight games after a promising rookie year. Nichushkin is an awfully interesting wild card, especially if he can manage to make his way into a stacked Stars' top six forward group.
Aug 29 - 1:22 PM

The Dallas Stars are expecting big things from Valeri Nichushkin when the 2015-2016 season commences.

Nichushkin played in just eight games last season after scoring 14 goals and 20 assists in 79 games played during his 2013-2014 rookie year. The Stars have added scorer, Patrick Sharp, to an already above-average offense that included Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza, which should only boost Nichushkin's game. If he is able to win a top-six spot with the Stars' forwards, the 6-foot-4 Russian could be in line for a huge offensive year. Stars GM Jim Nill is expecting big things from him: "We've got high expectations for him. He ended up playing in the last four games of the season and it was great to see the chemistry that he, Jason Spezza, and Ales Hemsky had. They played together and it was amazing to watch. We're excited. We think that they could be something special."
Source: Dallas News
Aug 15 - 5:49 PM

Valeri Nichushkin was selected to represent Team Russia at the upcoming IIHF World Hockey Championships in the Czech Republic.

He missed most of the season following hip surgery but is a bright young talent the Russians want to see on the ice. Nichushkin makes for a nice sleeper pick in hockey pool drafts next season as he has the potential to register 50-plus points if he can stay healthy.
Apr 18 - 12:04 PM

Valeri Nichushkin is expected to be back in the Stars lineup Wednesday night versus the Anaheim Ducks.

With the Stars officially eliminated from playoff contention, head coach Lindy Ruff will insert Nichushkin back into the lineup. The 20-year-old winger has played in just six games this season, picking up one assist. He's played in two games since November 6th of 2014 as he missed time due to hip surgery and then was unable to crack the Stars lineup when healthy. In the morning skate, he was on the top line with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, so he could be worth a flyer in daily leagues.
Apr 8 - 9:01 PM

Valeri Nichushkin was a healthy scratch Monday.

He played in back-to-back games for Dallas last weekend and earned an assist in his first game back. Nichushkin has been limited to just six games this season because of hip surgery.
Apr 7 - 3:29 PM

Valeri Nichushkin will return to the Dallas lineup Friday night against St. Louis.

It will be the first time the talented youngster will play since he underwent surgery to repair his hip that has kept him out all season. Nichushkin will play on the Stars' fourth line alongside Travis Moen and Colton Sceviour. Considering how long Nichushkin has been out of action, we would wait to see how he does before running to pick him up or activate him.
Apr 3 - 12:47 PM

The Dallas Stars will use Valeri Nichushkin in at least one of their weekend games.

Dallas will play St. Louis on Friday and Nashville on Saturday. Nichushkin hasn't participated in an NHL game since Nov. 6, but he recently completed a three-game AHL conditioning stint. He had been recovering from a hip injury.
Apr 2 - 1:40 PM

Valeri Nichushkin has completed his AHL conditioning assignment.

Nichushkin had three assists in three games with the Texas Stars. Nichushkin, who was dealing with a hip injury, hasn't played in the NHL since Nov. 6. He's worth keeping an eye on though as he could have some fantasy value in 2015-16 if he stays healthy next season.
Apr 2 - 12:40 PM

Valeri Nichushkin is back with Dallas after finishing his conditioning stint in the minors.

He could be in the lineup for the first time since Nov. 6 on Friday, depending on how he feels. If he can't dress on Friday then coach Lindy Ruff hopes to have him in the fold for Saturday's match at Nashville.
Apr 2 - 10:36 AM

Valeri Nichushkin (hip) has been officially assigned to the minors for conditioning.

The Stars revealed their plans regarding Nichushkin a few days ago, so this comes as no surprise. Nichushkin will play for AHL Texas on Friday and if all goes well he'll take part in three games before returning to Dallas.
Mar 27 - 12:44 PM

Valeri Nichushkin (hip) has been officially assigned to the minors for conditioning.

The Stars revealed their plans regarding Nichushkin a few days ago, so this comes as no surprise. Nichushkin will play for AHL Texas on Friday and if all goes well he'll take part in three games before returning to Dallas.
Mar 27 - 12:44 PM

Valeri Nichushkin (hip) is heading to the minors on a conditioning stint.

Nichushkin has been sidelined since Nov. 6. He is expected to play for AHL Texas on Friday and participate in three contests before rejoining Dallas.
Mar 24 - 1:29 PM

The Dallas Stars aren't rushing Valeri Nichushkin back from his hip injury.

Nichushkin underwent hip surgery on November 18th and although he has been working out, he hasn't been able to make a return to the lineup just yet. "I think he’s getting closer," coach Lindy Ruff said. "It’s really a decision that he’s going to have to make on when he feels good enough to play. We felt we were getting close to it last week and we pushed pretty hard, but he felt sore and didn’t feel comfortable." The Stars would like to see Nichushkin play in at least to AHL games before re-joining the big club.
Mar 22 - 10:54 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
5Mattias Janmark
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Travis Moen
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Colton Sceviour
5Brett Ritchie
D1Alex Goligoski
2John Klingberg
3Johnny Oduya
4Jason Demers
5Jordie Benn
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7Patrik Nemeth
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Antti Niemi