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Dmitry Kulikov

26-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2016-17 NHL Stats

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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:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Back    EST. RETURN:  12/13/2016
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.

December 8, 2016  –  Dmitry Kulikov News

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Kulikov (back) was practicing with the team Tuesday.

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Dmitry Kulikov NHL Stats
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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
2016-17 25 NHL BUF 12 0 0 0 -4 10 6 0.0 0 0 22:35 0 0 0 1:15 12 13
2016-17 Proj 25 NHL BUF 77 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Dmitry Kulikov

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Dmitry Kulikov – Playing Time Overview

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

22:35

Average Time On Ice

On average, Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice for 22:35.

1:15

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice for 1:15 during power plays.

2:00

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Dmitry Kulikov was on the ice for 2:00 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 21:19 1:30 2:32
2015-16 21:02 1:26 2:40
2016-17 22:35 1:15 2:00

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Dmitry Kulikov
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 6 EDM Did Not Play
Dec 5 @WAS Did Not Play
Dec 3 BOS Did Not Play
Dec 1 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 29 @OTT Did Not Play
Nov 25 @WAS Did Not Play
Nov 23 DET Did Not Play
Nov 21 CGY Did Not Play
Nov 19 PIT Did Not Play
Nov 17 TAM Did Not Play
Nov 15 @STL Did Not Play
Nov 12 @NJD Did Not Play
Nov 11 NJD Did Not Play
Nov 9 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 4 23:44 1:21
Nov 7 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 4 23:34 2:01
Nov 5 @OTT 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 20:35 0:45
Nov 3 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 22:35 1:03
Nov 1 @MIN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 27:40 0:52
Oct 30 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 22:43 0:50
Oct 29 FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:56 1:31
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Oct 27 MIN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 22:44 1:15
Oct 25 @PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 25:08 3:00
Oct 20 @VAN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 21:35 1:38
Oct 18 @CGY 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 19:35 0:28
Oct 16 @EDM 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:11 0:11
Oct 13 MON Did Not Play

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

Kulikov (back) is once again on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Kulikov (back) will be unavailable for Tuesday's outing against Edmonton, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Kulikov (back) is doubtful for Tuesday's game and unavailable Monday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Kulikov practiced Sunday for the first time since sustaining a back injury in early November.

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Kulikov (back) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, as coach Dan Blysma told The Buffalo News: "I'd like to say there was an update on him. We've been on day-to-day, but it's more like a week-to-week time frame right now."

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Kulikov (back) is inactive for Saturday's home matchup with the Penguins.

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Kulikov's previously undisclosed ailment appears to be the same back injury he had during the preseason, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.

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Kulikov (undisclosed) is inactive for Thursday's home matchup with the Lightning.

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Kulkikov (undisclosed) was not present at morning skate Thursday, Amy Moritz of The Buffalo News reports.

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Kulikov (undisclosed) will not travel to St. Louis.

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Kulikov (undisclosed) is not fit to play in Saturday's game against the Devils.

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Kulikov (undisclosed) will be out of the lineup Friday against New Jersey, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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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.