Valeri Nichushkin

#43 LW / Dallas Stars / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lb Age: 20 College: None

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      Stars' Valeri Nichushkin: Grabs apple in win

      Nichushkin had an assist in Friday's win over the Caps. Nichushkin has not met expectations this season and isn't providing points across categories even when he's posting points. He didn't record a shot, played just 14:55 and had a minus-1 rating.

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      Stars' Valeri Nichushkin: Contributes offensively in Tuesday's win

      Nichushkin scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-1 win over Buffalo. Nichushkin had controlled the puck in the attacking zone, then deferred to Cody Eakin and Antoine Roussel, who sent the puck right back to Nichushkin for a crafty backhand score. Nichushkin was the 10th overall draft selection by Dallas in 2013, and he is loaded with offensive upside. At 6-foot-4, 205 pounds the Russian winger is a bulldozer on the ice and that allows him to create opportunities for himself. He put up 34 points in 2013-14, his rookie season, but the hockey world has yet to witness anything near his full potential. Be patient with Nichushkin as he very well could be worth the wait.

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      Stars' Valeri Nichushkin: Scores first of the year

      Nichushkin scored his first of the year in Sunday's win over Detroit. It's been a long-time coming for a young player that many were bullish on coming into the season. Nichushkin hasn't lived up to the hype yet with just the one goal and two assists through 13 games. That's particularly worrying considering the high-powered offense he's a part of.

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      Stars' Valeri Nichushkin: Another Pointless game

      Nichushkin had just two shots and a paltry 9:50 of ice time in Tuesday's win over the Ducks. Healthy to start the season, Nichushkin's production has not lived up to expectations. Through seven games he has just a single assist and an average of under two shots per game. He's also only crossed the 14 minute mark twice. It's a concerning situation.

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      Stars' Valeri Nichushkin: Records first point of season

      Nichushkin scored his first point of the season, an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over Pittsburgh. After a rookie campaign that saw Nichushkin score 34 points in 2013-14, recurring injuries limited him to just eight games and one point last season. Nichushkin is now healthy and playing on a line centered by the free scoring Jason Spezza, so Nichushkin should see a return to his rookie production.

    • Collects short-handed goal Thursday

      News: Valeri Nichushkin potted a short-handed goal in Thursday night's 3-2 loss to the Lightning.
      Analysis: There are big expectations for Valeri Nichushkin this season. Now that he is said to be healthy again following an injury that required surgery and wiped out all but eight games of his 2014-15 campaign, Nischushkin likely will have the luxury of skating with established Stars in Tyler Seguin or Jason Spezza on a scoring line. Nichushkin has a nose for the goal and comes with a high degree of upside ahead of the 2015-16 season.
    • Stars' Nichushkin Says Injury Is Behind Him

      News: Valeri Nichushkin missed most of last year after an early-season hip injury, but is expected to be healthy for the start of the season. In an update at the Stars' site he said, "Everything feels so good now. I don't feel pain anymore."
      Analysis: The promising young winger played only four games before getting injured, then played just four of the team's final five games after coming back. If healthy, he is expected to get top six minutes this season playing wing for either Tyler Seguin or Jason Spezza, which should make the big winger a potential fantasy sleeper.
    • Stars' Nichuskin Looks To Be A Scratch Wednesday

      News: Nichushin didn't skate on a regular line during the Stars' morning skate and looks to be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against the Ducks, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
      Analysis: After missing four and a half months following Nov. 18 hip surgery, Valeri Nichushkin made his return to the Stars' lineup for both of their games last weekend. He would pick up an assist and skated under 15 minutes in both contests, but will now be held out of his second straight contest as a scratch. While Nichushkin didn't appear to suffer any setbacks in his return to the lineup, the Stars probably just don't want to overwork him too quickly coming off a major injury. He could still have a shot at playing in the team's season finale Saturday against the Predators.
    • Stars' Nichushkin Set To Play Wednesday

      News: Nichushin is on track to play in Wednesday's game against the Ducks,'s Mark Stepneski reports.
      Analysis: Not only is Valeri Nichushkin, who was a scratch Monday, expected to return to the lineup, but he's also in line to see some power play duty. "My plan for Val is to get him some quality ice time. I'd like to get him involved in our second power play and see where he is at," coach Lindy Ruff said Wednesday of the 20-year-old forward, who missed four and a half months following Nov. 18 hip surgery.
    • Stars' Nichushkin To Play Friday

      News: Valeri Nichushkin (hip) will play in Friday's game against the Blues,'s Mark Stepneski reports.
      Analysis: Valeri Nichushkin will finally make his return to the NHL, and he may get another chance to play Saturday against the Predators. While it's unwise to expect much over the final few games of this season, the 20-year-old Nichushkin should be a very worthy target for 2015-16.
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