Markus Nutivaara
Markus Nutivaara
24-Year-Old DefensemanD
Columbus Blue Jackets
Day-To-Day
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 4/19/2019
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.
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
Coach John Tortorella will stick with his Game 3 lineups, which means Nutivaara will miss his second game due to his undisclosed injury. The Finn averaged 21:36 of ice time in the first two games of the series and should continue eating up big minutes was given the all-clear. Adam Clendening figures to continue deputizing in Nutivaara's stead.
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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
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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.
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Missing from practice
DColumbus Blue Jackets
Undisclosed
April 15, 2019
Nutivaara was absent from Monday's practice session with an undisclosed injury, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
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Healthy scratch Sunday
DColumbus Blue Jackets
April 14, 2019
Nutivaara will be a healthy scratch for Game 3 on Sunday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
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Back at practice Thursday
DColumbus Blue Jackets
Illness
March 21, 2019
Nutivaara (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
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Under the weather Tuesday
DColumbus Blue Jackets
Illness
March 19, 2019
Nutivaara (illness) will not be in the lineup for Tuesday's showdown against Calgary.
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Stuck in scoring drought
DColumbus Blue Jackets
February 18, 2019
Nutivaara has gone 11 games without registering a point, producing 11 shots, 13 hits, seven blocked shots and a minus-3 rating while averaging 14:09 in ice time over that stretch.
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