Nutivaara has recorded only one assist with five shots, nine hits, 13 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating over his last 12 games. The 25-year-old remains a steady presence in his own end and a key cog in a blue line corps that has been helping rookie netminder Elvis Merzlikins shine, but Nutivaara hasn't been doing much to help fantasy GMs. Don't expect that to change down the stretch.
Nutivaara (upper body) went minus-1 in 16:17 during Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings. Nutivaara's first game in two months was a quiet one. The Finnish defenseman figures to serve in a third-pairing role. Fantasy owners need not pay much attention -- he has only two goals through 11 appearances this season.
Nutivaara (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Sunday. Nutivaara has been skating for over a month but hasn't played in a game since Nov. 5. The 25-year-old is expected to return to the lineup for Monday's game versus the Kings, likely bumping out Gabriel Carlsson. Nutivaara has two goals through 10 games this season.
Nutivaara (upper body) practiced with a no-contact jersey Monday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. Following a report by Portzline on Sunday revealing there was no clear timeline for Nutivaara's return, the 24-year-old defenseman has made his next step in recovery. Nutivaara needs to elevate to full participation before being reinserted into the lineup, but it's realistic to project him to return within the next week or so. It comes at a crucial time since Zach Werenski (shoulder) is expected to miss four weeks.
Nutivaara (upper body) still has no clear timeline to return, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports. It's unlikely Nutivaara returns to the lineup this week, and his absence became more damaging following the report that Zach Werenski (shoulder) will miss the next four weeks. Nutivaara hasn't played since Nov. 5, and he's recorded two goals and zero assists through 10 contests.
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