Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is questionable for Saturday's game against Phoenix due to an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Nikitin had 32 points with 93 SOG in 54 games after joining Columbus last season, but has failed to continue to produce at that rate with just four points (2 G, 2A) in 23 games this season. He should not be in any fantasy lineups.
2/7/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: In his first game after being activated from injured reserve, Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin failed to tally a point but did have seven SOG.
Insight: Nikitin had 32 points with 93 SOG in 54 games after joining Columbus last season. He only has two points (zero goals) so far and he isn't going to post a good plus/minus but he does take a decent amount of shot on goal (20 this season). He's a good third or fourth defenseman on fantasy rosters.
2/2/2013 9:54:00 AM
Description: Columbus defenseman Nikita Nikitin is questionable for Saturday's game against Detroit with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Nikitin posted 32 points last season and was used on the power play so has some low end fantasy value, though a -10 rating is a negative factor. he has a couple of assists in seven games this season.