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Top Dmitry Kulikov News

  • Panthers' Dmitry Kulikov: Reunites with Panthers

    Kulikov signed a one-year contract with Florida on Saturday.

    Kulikov totaled three goals, 16 points, 108 blocked shots and 96 hits in 67 games between Anaheim and Pittsburgh last season. He spent the first seven seasons of his NHL career with the Panthers. Kulikov will compete for playing time in 2023-24 with fellow Florida newcomers Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Niko Mikkola and Mike Reilly.

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  • Penguins' Dmitry Kulikov: Removed from LTIR

    Kulikov (lower body) was activated from long-term injured reserve Tuesday, according to the NHL media site.

    Kulikov appears to be ready to return to the lineup Tuesday against Chicago. He has posted one assist, two shots on goal, four blocked shots and six hits in four games with Pittsburgh since being acquired from Anaheim. Kulikov last played March 12 versus the Rangers.

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  • Penguins' Dmitry Kulikov: Game-time call

    Kulikov (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with Chicago.

    Kulikov's status against the Blackhawks presumably won't be confirmed until Pittsburgh takes the ice for pregame warmups. He's picked up 16 points through 65 appearances split between the Ducks and the Penguins this season.

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  • Penguins' Dmitry Kulikov: Getting closer to return

    Kulikov (lower body) is progressing in his recovery and could return sooner rather than later after coach Mike Sullivan told reporters Tuesday, "The fact that all these guys are on the ice, traveling with us, it just suggests that they're that much closer to returning to the lineup," per Pens Inside Scoop.

    Following his trade-deadline move, Kulikov played in just four games with the Penguins before sustaining his lower-body injury. The 32-year-old blueliner shouldn't be expected to offer much in the way of fantasy value given his limited offensive upside once cleared to return.

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  • Penguins' Dmitry Kulikov: Designated for injured reserve

    Kulikov (lower body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Wednesday.

    Kulikov is already considered week-to-week due to his lower-body injury but the fact that he is LTIR will rule him out until at least early April. In his four games with the Pens, the 32-year-old blueliner managed one assist, two shots and six hits while averaging 12:40 of ice time. In his stead, Pierre-Olivier Joseph figures to serve as a bottom-pairing defenseman.

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  • Penguins' Dmitry Kulikov: Considered week-to-week

    Kulikov (lower body) was labeled week-to-week by coach Mike Sullivan on Tuesday, Wes Crosby of reports.

    Kulikov joins fellow trade deadline acquisition Nick Bonino (abdomen) on the shelf with longer-term problems. With Kulikov sidelined, youngster Pierre-Olivier Joseph will step back into the lineup after being a healthy scratch for the previous three games. Once given the green light to return, the 32-year-old Kulikov should be in contention to reclaim his place in the lineup.

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  • Penguins' Dmitry Kulikov: injured Sunday

    Kulikov left Sunday's game against the Rangers with a lower-body injury, Rob Rossi of The Athletic reports.

    Kulikov left the game after logging just 8:13 of ice time. He's being evaluated after Sunday's game and the team will likely have an update before Tuesday's tilt with Montreal.

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  • Penguins' Dmitry Kulikov: Will not play Saturday

    Kulikov will not be in Pittsburgh's lineup versus Florida on Saturday, Penguins Inside Scoop reports.

    Kulikov was dealt from Anaheim on Friday and according to coach Mike Sullivan, "Logistically, it wasn't going to work, so he's going to meet us in Pittsburgh." Kulikov will practice with the Penguins on Monday and is expected to play against Columbus on Tuesday. Kulikov had three goals, 12 assists, 103 blocked shots and 87 hits in 61 games before the trade.

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  • Penguins' Dmitry Kulikov: Dealt to Pittsburgh

    The Penguins acquired Kulikov (not injury related) from the Ducks in exchange for Brock McGinn and a third-round pick in 2023 on Friday, according to

    Kulikov was a healthy scratch Wednesday as the Ducks did not want to risk the chance of an injury. The defensive-minded defenseman has 103 blocks and 87 hits in addition to three goals and 12 assists in 61 games this season. He should fill an important role as a third-pairing blueliner for Pittsburgh.

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  • Ducks' Dmitry Kulikov: Won't be in lineup vs. Capitals

    Kulikov will be a healthy scratch Wednesday versus Washington for trade-related reasons, according to Lisa Dillman of The Orange County Register.

    Kulikov has three goals, 15 points, 87 hits and 103 blocks in 61 contests in 2022-23. He has been held off the scoresheet in three of his last four outings. Colton White might draw back into the lineup Wednesday after being a healthy scratch in Anaheim's last two contests.

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  • Ducks' Dmitry Kulikov: Stays warm with helper

    Kulikov notched an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Capitals.

    Kulikov has done well on offense lately, posting a goal, four assists and a plus-4 rating over his last five games. The Ducks' win Thursday is their only victory in that span, but the veteran defenseman is doing his part to help. He's up to 15 points, 79 shots on net, 86 hits, 97 blocked shots and a minus-13 rating through 59 contests.

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  • Ducks' Dmitry Kulikov: Adds two points in loss

    Kulikov tallied a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Panthers.

    Kulikov assisted on Mason McTavish's opening goal in the first period before giving the Ducks a 3-2 lead in the third, deflecting a John Klingberg shot past Sergei Bobrovsky. Kulikov now has four points in his last three games after logging just one point in his previous 26 contests. The 32-year-old defenseman has played a steady role on Anaheim's top pairing, though it's hard to imagine he can sustain this type of production offensively. Kulikov is up to three goals and 11 assists through 57 games this season.

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  • Ducks' Dmitry Kulikov: Puts up assist in loss

    Kulikov logged an assist in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Kings.

    Kulikov has logged helpers in consecutive contests for the first time this season. He set up a Kevin Shattenkirk tally in the second period. Through 56 games overall, Kulikov has 12 points, 74 shots on goal, 83 hits, 94 blocked shots, 28 PIM and a minus-17 rating.

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  • Ducks' Dmitry Kulikov: Offers assist Wednesday

    Kulikov notched an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Sabres.

    Kulikov ended a five-game point drought with the primary helper on Cam Fowler's first goal of the game. A more defensive presence, Kulikov is struggling to generate much offense this season. He's at 11 points, a minus-18 rating, 74 shots on net, 83 hits, 93 blocked shots and 28 PIM through 55 outings despite filling a top-four role.

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  • Ducks' Dmitry Kulikov: Ends slump with helper

    Kulikov posted an assist, three shots on goal, a plus-3 rating and two hits in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Avalanche.

    Kulikov snapped a 20-game point drought with the helper, his first since Dec. 9. He assisted on Mason McTavish's game-winning tally. Kulikov isn't known for big scoring numbers, but his offense is better than what he's shown lately. The 32-year-old has 10 points, 61 shots on net, 76 hits, 82 blocked shots, 28 PIM and a minus-10 rating through 49 contests.

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  • Ducks' Dmitry Kulikov: Stuck in slump

    Kulikov has no points and a minus-10 rating over his last 17 games.

    Considering the Ducks' defensive woes, his numbers could be worse. Kulikov isn't typically relied upon for offense anyway -- he has nine points through 45 appearances this season and has never produced more than 28 points in a campaign. The 32-year-old has added 74 blocked shots, 70 hits, 53 shots on net, 28 PIM and a minus-17 rating while playing in a top-four role.

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  • Ducks' Dmitry Kulikov: Gathers helper in loss

    Kulikov posted an assist and two PIM in Friday's 6-1 loss to the Sharks.

    Kulikov has earned two assists through five games in December, but he's also taken a minus-2 rating with eight hits and six blocked shots. The 32-year-old continues to be a fairly steady defensive presence for a struggling team. He's earned nine points, 42 shots on net, 44 hits, 52 blocked shots, 16 PIM and a minus-7 rating through 28 appearances.

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  • Ducks' Dmitry Kulikov: Slides assist Saturday

    Kulikov posted an assist, two shots on goal and four blocked shots in Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Wild.

    Kulikov helped out on a Trevor Zegras goal late in the second period. The assist snapped Kulikov's four-game point drought, though the defenseman has been a semi-consistent contributor on offense. He's up to two goals, six helpers, 39 shots on net, 40 hits, 51 blocked shots and a minus-5 rating through 25 contests. Kulikov won't see much power-play time, but a top-four role on defense allows him some exposure to the Ducks' talented top line, which in turns leads to some supporting offense.

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  • Ducks' Dmitry Kulikov: Pair of points in Wednesday's win

    Kulikov scored a goal, dished an assist, blocked seven shots and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Rangers.

    Kulikov got it done at both ends of the ice, as this was his first multi-point effort of the season. He also set a season high in blocks -- he'd previously blocked four shots on three separate occasions. The 32-year-old blueliner is up to two goals, seven points, 30 shots on net, 43 blocked shots, 29 hits and a minus-4 rating through 20 contests while enjoying a top-four role with the Ducks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 201 lbs
Birthplace: Lipetsk, USSR
Age: 32
Experience: 14
Shoots: Left