Markus Nutivaara
Markus Nutivaara
24-Year-Old DefensemanD
Columbus Blue Jackets
Out
Injury Ribs
Est. Return 9/1/2019
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Nutivaara had a solid second NHL campaign last year despite a February upper-body injury that cost him 11 games, providing some effective secondary scoring behind the dynamic duo of Seth Jones and Zach Werenski. The 24-year-old doesn't have the upside of either of those two young studs, but he's a smooth skater and passer who plays a heady two-way game, making him a comfortable fit on a second or third pairing. Jack Johnson's exit could push Nutivaara into more ice time and a spot on the second power-play unit, but last season's production likely isn't too far from his fantasy ceiling. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $10.8 million contract extension in March 2018.
Dealing with a muscle tear
DColumbus Blue Jackets
Ribs
May 6, 2019
Nutivaara is dealing with a muscle tear in his rib area and has been given a four-week prognosis according to GM Jarmo Kekalainen, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
ANALYSIS
Nutivaara has been held off the ice for going on three weeks, so it's apparent that a return to the ice was looming if the Blue Jackets would have advanced to the conference finals. Instead, he'll now get some much-needed rest time as the team shifts its attention to the offseason.
Read More News
NHL Stats
Loading Skater Stats...
NHL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Skater Game Log...
2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:41
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:10
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:10
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
13:13
0:10
0:02
2017–18
16:02
0:33
0:03
2018–19
17:41
0:10
0:10
Blue Jackets Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Blue Jackets Power Play Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Markus Nutivaara
DraftKings NHL: Friday Picks
37 days ago
Jason Chen takes a look at Friday's playoff slate, recommending Bolts forward Brayden Point in Game 2 against the Blue Jackets.
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Player Rankings Cheat Sheet
41 days ago
Jan Levine's fantasy playoff cheat sheet ranks skaters and goalies in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Should Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy be the top goalie in your playoff leagues?
Thursday NHL DFS Breakdown: Line Stacks & Strategy
150 days ago
Russ Prentice breaks down a huge 12-game slate, where Tyler Seguin leads a Stars top line primed for a big night against the struggling Blackhawks.
2018-19 Defensemen Tiers
265 days ago
Kyle Riley breaks down the league's most fantasy-relevant blueliners into tiers heading into 2018-19, starting with Sharks elite asset Brent Burns.
Stanley Cup Playoffs: Player Rankings
April 10, 2018
Jan Levine ranks the skaters and goalies in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for fantasy playoff leagues. Can you guess where Brad Marchand ranks?
2017 Fantasy Outlook
A surprise addition to the roster out of training camp, Nutivaara didn't make any waves as an offensive threat but helped stabilize the Blue Jackets’ bottom defensive pairing, showing good mobility and passing skills as well as a calm demeanor on the puck. A seventh round pick in 2015, the 23-year-old is an inspiring story, but he lacks upside or an edge to his game, and as more physical young defensemen in the system begin to push for spots, Nutivaara may find himself in the press box more often.
More Fantasy News
Still hampered by injury
DColumbus Blue Jackets
Upper Body
May 2, 2019
Nutivaara is still dealing with an upper-body injury and isn't expected to be available for Thursday's Game 4 against Boston, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Still sidelined
DColumbus Blue Jackets
Upper Body
April 27, 2019
Nutivaara (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 against the Bruins, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Unavailable for Game 1
DColumbus Blue Jackets
Upper Body
April 25, 2019
Nutivaara (upper body) will not play against the Bruins on Thursday for Game 1 of the conference semifinals, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Traveling with team
DColumbus Blue Jackets
Upper Body
April 24, 2019
Nutivaara (upper body) joined the team for its trip to Boston for Games 1 and 2, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Set to miss Game 4
DColumbus Blue Jackets
Undisclosed
April 16, 2019
Nutivaara (undisclosed) won't return to the lineup against the Lightning on Tuesday, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.