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Position
D
 
Jersey
86
Name  Nikita Nikitin
Born  6/16/1986
Height  6-4
Weight  217
Shoots  L
4/12/2014 2:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida due to a lower body injury suffered on Tuesday.
Insight: He has two goals and 13 assists in 65 games this season and zero points in his last 11 games. Look elsewhere for defensive help.
 
4/3/2014 2:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin will miss Thursday's game against Philadelphia due to a lower body injury suffered on Tuesday.
Insight: He has two goals and 13 assists in 65 games this season and zero points in his last 11 games. Keep looking for defensive help.
 
3/10/2014 12:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin has been upgraded to questionable after taking part in practice on Sunday. for Saturday's game against Nashville after taking a blow to the head on Thursday.
Insight: Nikitin took a blow to the head and sat out the last three games. He has two goals and 13 assists in 56 games this season.
 
3/8/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is doubtful for Saturday's game against Nashville after taking a blow to the head on Thursday.
Insight: We await word if he's officially got a concussion. Nikitin has two goals and 13 assists in 56 games this season. He had 32 points with 103 SOG in 61 games in 2011, but his pace slowed last season. At least he has a solid +7 rating.
 
11/29/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is questionable for Friday's game against Edmonton due to a lower body injury.
Insight: Nikitin has a goal and five assists in 18 games this season. He had 32 points with 103 SOG in 61 games in 2011, but his pace slowed last season scoring just nine points in 38 games.
 
10/4/2013 11:19:00 AM
Description: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is questionable for Friday's game against Calgary due to illness.
Insight: Nikitin practiced on Tuesday and has a good chance to be ready for Friday's season opener. He had 32 points with 103 SOG in 61 games in 2011, but his pace slowed last season scoring just nine points in 38 games.
 
3/16/2013 11:52:00 AM
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.
 

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