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Valeri Nichushkin | Winger | #43

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/4/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (10) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Valeri Nichushkin is expected to be a healthy scratch on Tuesday in Game 3 against St. Louis.
Curtis McKenzie will make his NHL playoff debut and Nichushkin will be back in the press box. He has been scratched for two postseason contests already, including Game 1 versus the Blues, and this will be the third game he has watched from the press box. May 3 - 5:00 PM

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Valeri Nichushkin will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blues.

Nichushkin had been a healthy scratch in the last game of the series against Minnesota and in the first game against St. Louis. The 21-year-old is playing again because Patrick Eaves (foot) is hurt. Nichushkin is expected to skate on the Stars' second line with Jason Spezza and Mattias Janmark. He has no points in five games this postseason.
May 1 - 2:57 PM

Valeri Nichushkin will indeed play in Game 2 against St. Louis, now that Patrick Eaves is sidelined with a foot injury.

While Eaves is considered day-to-day, he was seen on crutches on Saturday. Nichushkin has no points through five games this postseason, and just two in 11 career playoff games.
Apr 30 - 1:58 PM

Valeri Nichushkin will lead the Stars' scratches on Friday night in Game 1.

Nichushkin, who is sitting out his second straight game, will be joined by Jordie Benn, Patrik Nemeth, and Jamie Oleksiak.
Source: Steve Hunt
Apr 29 - 7:03 PM

Coach Lindy Ruff still has faith in Valeri Nichushkin even though he chose not to play him in Game 6 on Sunday.

"Val is working extremely hard. He hasn't had a lot of things go good for him, he hasn't had a lot of breaks," said Ruff. "He hasn't had an alley oop, he hasn't had a redirection, he hasn't had a puck go off of him. But every shift I put him on the ice, that kid works as hard as he can. This a big change for him, too. It's no different than Janmark. I've got a few guys who may be in and out. For Val, it's not about work. Things haven't come his way, but I really believe they will." He didn't have a point in five playoff games before coming out of the lineup.
Apr 25 - 5:56 PM

Valeri Nichushkin ended an eight-game scoreless skid on Thursday.

He earned the lone assist on Jason Dickinson's first career NHL goal. It's been a disappointing season for Nichushkin, who has recorded nine goals and 28 points in 78 games.
Apr 8 - 10:17 AM

Valeri Nichushkin scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Nichushkin opened the scoring at the 8:01 mark of the first period and also picked up an assist on Jason Spezza's second period goal. The 21-year-old has collected at least one point in four of his last six games. This was his first multi-point game since Jan. 3rd. Nichushkin has nine goals and 26 points in 63 games.
Mar 4 - 11:30 PM

Valeri Nichushkin scored in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

The 20-year-old tied the game at two late in the third period, but the Rangers got a late goal from Kevin Klein to down the Stars. Nichushkin is currently riding a three-game point streak. He has eight goals and 24 points in 60 games this season.
Feb 28 - 11:10 AM

Valeri Nichushkin registered an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to St. Louis.

He has picked up a helper in each of the last two games and he has five assists in his past nine outings. Nichushkin hasn't found the back of the net himself since he scored twice against the Islanders back on Jan. 3.
Feb 17 - 9:13 AM

Valeri Nichushkin scored a pair of goals in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the New York Islanders.

Nichushkin returned to the lineup after missing Saturday's game because of a lower-body injury. The 20-year-old did all his damage in the third period. Vernon Fiddler, Patrick Sharp and Jason Spezza also scored for Dallas. Nichushkin has six goals and 15 points in 38 games this season.
Jan 3 - 8:06 PM

Valeri Nichushkin will return to the Stars' lineup on Sunday against the Islanders.

The exciting young winger is expected to skate to the right of Mattias Janmark and Jason Spezza on Dallas' second line. Nichshkin has four goals and 13 points in 37 games this season, but two goals and seven of those points came in December.
Jan 3 - 3:58 PM

Valeri Nichushkin (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game against New Jersey.

The 20-year-old was injured in Thursday's game against Nashville. He's considered day-to-day at this point. Nichushkin has four goals and 13 points in 37 games with Dallas this season.
Jan 2 - 2:34 PM

Valeri Nichushkin is taking part in Saturday morning's practice.

He left Thursday's game with a lower-body injury so this is good news. If Nichushkin can play he will be skating on the Stars' fourth line alongside Vern Fiddler and Travis Moen. If he can't answer the bell, Radek Faksa will take his place against the Devils Saturday night.
Jan 2 - 12:01 PM

Valeri Nichushkin (lower body) participated in Friday's optional skate.

Nichushkin left Thursday's contest and was listed as day-to-day that night. Stars coach Lindy Ruff thinks he might be able to play on Saturday though. "He is better today," Ruff said. "Hopefully, it was just minor, and he can be back for tomorrow. We’ll see when he gets off today."
Jan 1 - 6:26 PM

Valeri Nichushkin suffered a lower-body injury Thursday night.

He logged just 9:24 of ice time against Nashville prior to leaving the game. Patrick Eaves was elevated to the second line in Nichushkin's place and he scored his third goal of the season in a 5-1 win. Nichushkin is listed as day-to-day.
Jan 1 - 9:15 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
5Radek Faksa
LW1Jamie Benn
2Patrick Sharp
3Antoine Roussel
4Mattias Janmark
5Travis Moen
6Curtis McKenzie
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Patrick Eaves
4Colton Sceviour
5Brett Ritchie
D1John Klingberg
2Alex Goligoski
3Jason Demers
4Kris Russell
5Stephen Johns
6Johnny Oduya
7Jordie Benn
8Patrik Nemeth
9Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Antti Niemi
3Jack Campbell