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22 Nikita Zaitsev D

Toronto Maple Leafs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
45%33%
Key Stats
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43236-223822:00
Latest News
  • Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Signs extension

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (5/2/17) Zaitsev (concussion) inked a seven-year contract extension Tuesday worth an annual average value of $4.5 million.

    Zaitsev earned just $1.775 million last season in the final year of his entry-level deal, so this extension marks a significant raise and a long-term commitment for the blueliner. The 25-year-old had a solid rookie campaign, racking up 36 points while averaging 22:01 of ice time and playing in all situations. Look for Zaitsev to continue filling a significant role for the Leafs next season.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Won't play for Russia

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/25/17) Zaitsev will miss the 2017 IIHF World Championship after failing to receive clearance from a concussion, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.

    While it seems unlikely this injury will impact Zaitsev's availability for the 2017-18 campaign, it will probably raise red flags at the league offices, as it sounds as though the defenseman may have played in Game 6 despite concussion symptoms, per James Mirtle of The Athletic. As a rookie, the 25-year-old racked up an impressive four goals and 32 helpers, seeing time on both the power play and penalty kill. Fantasy owners in need of help on their blue line will certainly want to give Zaitsev a look heading into next season.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Returning for Game 3

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/17/17) Zaitsev (upper body) will make his return to the lineup for Monday's Game 3 against Washington, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

    The Russian blueliner was held out of the first two games of the series, with the Leafs winning one of those decisions in Washington. With 36 points in his rookie campaign, Zaitsev has shown impressive puck-moving ability from the back end, and will slot into the Toronto lineup in place of the injured Roman Polak (lower body).

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Skates, still questionable for Game 3

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/16/17) Zaitsev (upper body) skated on his own Sunday, but still remains a question mark ahead of Monday's Game 3 against the Capitals, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

    Zaitsev has skated on his own both Saturday and Sunday, signaling he's close to dressing. He hasn't been officially ruled out for Monday's contest, with coach Mike Babcock suggesting his status remains up in the air. Expect a final determination of his availability to surface on game day.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Remains out Saturday despite skating

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/15/17) Zaitsev (upper body), despite getting in a solo skate Saturday, will not play in the evening's Game 2 against Washington, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.

    It was his first time out on the ice since he suffered the upper-body ailment April 9 against Columbus. By not playing Saturday, Zaitsev will get two more days to rest and recover before the Leafs return home for Game 3 on Monday.

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CAREER STATS
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2016-17Toronto8243236-22100000
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2016-17Toronto1063.81805:322438164:14141:00380019
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2016-17Toronto4000-4000000
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2016-17Toronto50.086:591211:553:170000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/196
Birthdate:
10/29/1991
Age:
25
Hometown:
Moscow, Russia
Team:
Toronto Maple Leafs
School:

NHL Experience:
0