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Dmitry Kulikov

25-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2015-16 NHL Stats

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1

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16

PP Pts

6

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8

PIM

51

2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Acquired via trade by the Sabres from Florida over the offseason, Kulikov will assume much the same role he had on the Panthers -- dishing hits and blocking shots. His added defensive presence will take some pressure off Josh Gorges and Zach Bogosian, maybe even allowing Ras...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day    INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  10/4/2016
SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 204   DOB: 10/29/1990
BORN: Lipetsk, USSR   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #14 Overall in 2009   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dmitry Kulikov Contract Information:

Signed three-year, $13 million deal with the Panthers in July 2014.

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Kulikov did not practice Saturday after suffering a bruised back Friday against Toronto, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Dmitry Kulikov NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 18 68 3 13 16 -5 32 87 3.4 0 0 17:41 1 9 10 2:46 78 88
2010-11 19 NHL FLA 72 6 20 26 -5 45 83 7.2 1 0 19:57 1 4 5 2:37 107 79
2011-12 20 NHL FLA 58 4 24 28 -5 36 104 3.8 1 0 21:51 2 8 10 3:04 104 74
2012-13 21 NHL FLA 34 3 7 10 -5 22 52 5.8 2 0 20:59 2 4 6 2:24 84 49
2013-14 22 NHL FLA 81 8 11 19 -26 66 127 6.3 0 1 21:42 2 3 5 2:23 125 92
2014-15 23 NHL FLA 73 3 19 22 0 48 83 3.6 0 0 21:19 1 5 6 1:30 114 105
2015-16 24 NHL FLA 74 1 16 17 8 51 99 1.0 1 0 21:02 0 6 6 1:26 122 121
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Dmitry Kulikov – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#1Left Defenseman
  1. Dmitry Kulikov  DTD
  2. Josh Gorges
  3. Jake McCabe
  4. Justin Falk
Buffalo Sabres

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

21:02

Average Time On Ice

On average, Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice for 21:02.

1:26

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice for 1:26 during power plays.

2:40

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice for 2:40 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2013-14 21:42 2:23 1:48
2014-15 21:19 1:30 2:32
2015-16 21:02 1:26 2:40

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Dmitry Kulikov
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 @NYI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 19:33 0:00
Apr 8 CLM Did Not Play
Apr 5 @NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 21:19 1:44
Apr 2 @NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:35 0:10
Mar 31 TOR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:23 0:00
Mar 29 @PIT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:51 0:06
Mar 28 @DET Did Not Play
Mar 26 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 5 19:49 0:00
Mar 22 @CAR Did Not Play
Mar 19 @TOR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 24:03 0:25
Mar 18 OTT Did Not Play
Mar 16 MON Did Not Play
Mar 12 CAR 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 25:25 0:40
Mar 10 @MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 23:43 2:08
Mar 8 NYR Did Not Play
Mar 7 @TOR 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 22:49 0:34
Mar 5 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 23:39 1:16
Mar 3 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 24:36 3:12
Mar 1 EDM 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 4 20:24 0:00
Feb 27 @LOS 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 3 21:18 4:52
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Feb 26 @SAN Did Not Play
Feb 24 @ANA Did Not Play
Feb 21 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 19 @CLM Did Not Play
Feb 16 @OTT Did Not Play
Feb 14 COL Did Not Play
Feb 12 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:40 0:00
Feb 11 @PHI Did Not Play
Feb 9 FLA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 2 22:33 0:00
Feb 6 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 24:10 0:27
Feb 4 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 4 23:47 0:52
Feb 3 @MON Did Not Play
Jan 26 @OTT 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 15:40 0:06
Jan 25 @NYR Did Not Play
Jan 22 DET 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 21:51 1:28
Jan 20 @COL Did Not Play
Jan 18 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 1 27:44 2:52
Jan 16 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 15 BOS Did Not Play
Jan 12 @MIN Did Not Play
Jan 10 @WPG 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 3 19:48 0:00
Jan 8 @CHI Did Not Play
Jan 5 FLA 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:06 0:28
Jan 2 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 19:00 2:26
Dec 31 NYI Did Not Play
Dec 30 @WAS Did Not Play
Dec 28 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 26 @BOS Did Not Play
Dec 19 CHI Did Not Play
Dec 17 ANA 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 1 23:15 2:22
Dec 15 NJD 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 21:02 3:10
Dec 14 @DET Did Not Play
Dec 12 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 24:10 1:14
Dec 10 @CGY 0 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 4 23:36 5:09
Dec 7 @VAN Did Not Play
Dec 6 @EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 22:19 2:26
Dec 4 ARI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 20:39 0:52
Dec 1 @DET Did Not Play
Nov 28 @NAS Did Not Play
Nov 27 CAR Did Not Play
Nov 25 NAS Did Not Play
Nov 23 STL Did Not Play
Nov 21 @DAL Did Not Play
Nov 19 @STL Did Not Play
Nov 17 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 14 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 8:00 0:00
Nov 12 @FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 0 21:10 0:08
Nov 10 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 18:41 0:03
Nov 7 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 2 20:11 0:00
Nov 5 TAM 0 0 0 -4 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 17:10 0:00
Nov 1 @NYI Did Not Play
Oct 30 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:43 5:21
Oct 29 @PIT Did Not Play
Oct 27 @PHI 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 1 1 21:05 1:39
Oct 24 NJD 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 19:29 0:03
Oct 23 MON Did Not Play
Oct 21 TOR Did Not Play
Oct 17 @TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 1 21:54 0:00
Oct 15 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 20:52 0:00
Oct 12 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 14:25 0:40
Oct 10 TAM 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 17:26 2:51
Oct 8 OTT Did Not Play

Dmitry Kulikov: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kulikov sustained a bruised back during Friday's preseason game against Toronto, John Vogl of buffalonews.com reports.

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Kulikov took part in the morning skate Friday and will dress against Toronto.

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Kulikov has been traded to the Sabres from the Panthers in exchange for Mark Pysyk, reports Sportsnet. Draft picks were exchanged.

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Kulikov sprained his shoulder in the second period of Sunday's Game 6 against the Islanders, but the injury was not considered serious, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Kulikov had a great Game 2, potting a goal and assisting on another in a 3-1 win over the Islanders.

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Kulikov provided a pair of assists in Sunday's win over the Wild.

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Kulikov surprised the Devils' Corey Schneider with a shot from the faceoff circle for his first goal of the season Thursday, adding a plus-3 rating in a 5-1 victory.

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Kulikov (lower body) will return to action Friday against the Blue Jackets, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Kulikov (lower body) is expected to receive clearance to play Friday against the Blue Jackets, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

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Kulikov (lower body) will return for one of the Panthers' next two games, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Kulikov (lower body) will not return to the lineup Tuesday, but will likely return to the lineup in one of the back-to-back games either Thursday or Friday, Harvey Fialkov of the South Flordia Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Kulikov (lower body) was placed on injured reserve by the Panthers on Wednesday, Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015-16

Kulikov is coming off a somewhat disappointing season in which he put up three goals and 19 assists in 73 games for the Panthers. After scoring eight goals in 2013-14, Kulikov's regression was due to a drastically diminished shooting percentage, which fell from 6.3 percent down to 3.6 percent. It didn't help matters that Kulikov also attempted 44 fewer shots. Playing more than 21 minutes per game while fluctuating in and out of the Panthersí top four, Kulikov is a solid defensive blueliner, but doesn't provide enough on the score sheet to give him much in the way of fantasy value. That said, if he can find a way to ratchet up his shot attempts, he should improve upon last seasonís three-goal output.

2014-15

Five years into his NHL career, the 23 year-old Kulikov is an enigma. Coming off arguably his worst season, Kulikov will need to demonstrate that he still possesses the skills to reemerge as a useful fantasy defenseman. In 2013-14, Kulikov scored just eight goals and 19 points to go along with a minus-26 rating, but he did at least manage to set new career-highs in shots, hits, and PIM, suggesting a some maturation in his physical game even as his scoring dipped. The Panthersí new management staff includes the defensive coach who helped mold a Kings squad that has been among the league's best on that side of the ice, and his tutelage may help boost Kulikov's game. There is reason for some optimism that Kulikov could show some improvement while costing very little to get onto your team, but until he shows dramatic change, he will remain a risky investment.

2013-14

Kulikov recorded a line of 3/7/10 in 34 games with the Panthers last season, but missed the end of the season with a shoulder injury. With the shoulder now surgically repaired, it will be interesting to see if the 22-year-old former first round draft pick can push his offensive game to the next level.

2012-13

Kulikov continues to progress, scoring a career-high 28 points in only 58 games played this past season. Injuries curtailed what was shaping up to be the young defender's finest season, as did several stretches of inconsistency. The former 2009 first-round pick has really picked up his game making him an attractive fantasy option. While there may be some dips in production throughout the course of a season, Kulikov remains a strong long-term prospect, especially in keeper leagues.

2011-12

Kulikov took another step forward in his development, posting career highs in goals (6), assists (20) and points (26). Still only 20 years old, Kulikov has major breakout potential considering an increased opportunity to rack up assists as a result of the Panthers' offseason shopping spree. Kulikov will frustrate owners at times as he continues to work at his game while playing in the NHL, but he's definitely an upside pick.

2010-11

In 2009-10, Kulikov averaged over 17 minutes of ice time in 68 games as a rookie. This 19-year-old is a well-rounded rearguard who could dent the box score more frequently as he matures. Already, he's known as a smart player who can hold his own on the ice. He'll be given every opportunity to thrive on Florida's blue line, but it would be smart to exercise caution when drafting him, as it could take him another season to fully bloom.

2009-10

There are indications the Panthers will give Kulikov a serious look in training camp, but it's more likely that the puck-moving defenseman will end up back in Drummondville of the QMJHL. He's certainly a name to keep an eye on in the future, though.