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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
18-6-1 37
14-7-2 30
13-8-4 30
14-10-1 29
12-9-4 28
13-7-2 28
9-14-2 20
5-18-2 12

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 9 12 9 17:05 6

Top Dmitry Kulikov News

  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Gets free for breakaway goal

    Kulikov scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Wild.

    A defensive blueliner, tallying a breakaway goal on his old team? That's what happened Tuesday, as Kulikov struck with 5:03 left in the game to finish off the Oilers. The Russian blueliner has been surprisingly involved in the Wild's offense with three goals, nine assists and a plus-9 rating in 24 contests. The only time he's been remotely close to a 0.5 point-per-game pace was in 2011-12 when he had 28 points in 58 outings for the Panthers. The 31-year-old probably can't keep this up all year, but he could do enough to help fantasy managers in deeper formats.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Scores in Thursday's win

    Kulikov scored a goal in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Devils.

    Kulikov struck at 10:27 of the second period to restore a two-goal advantage for the Wild after a push from the Devils. The 31-year-old blueliner is enjoying his first year in Minnesota. He has 11 points, 12 shots on net, 29 hits, 22 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating in 22 appearances. This is his best scoring output since 2017-18.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Chips in with assist

    Kulikov produced an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Kulikov fired a shot that created a rebound for Joel Eriksson Ek to bury in the first period. The 31-year-old Kulikov continues to get involved in the offense -- he's picked up four assists in the last five games. The Russian blueliner is at 10 points, a plus-8 rating, 28 hits and 21 blocked shots through 21 contests this year. He's on pace for career-best offense, but it's likely he cools off throughout the remainder of the season.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: On modest three-game point streak

    Kulikov produced an assist and five hits in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Kulikov is on a three-game point streak, and he's reached the scoresheet in four of the last five contests. The Russian blueliner has six points, eight shots on net, 16 hits, 15 blocked shots and a plus-6 rating in 12 games this year. Kulikov isn't known for his offense, but he could be worth a look in deep formats, given that his physicality should offset future lapses in scoring.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Nets first goal with team

    Kulikov scored a goal in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Kulikov struck at 3:21 of the second period on a pass from Rem Pitlick. The goal was Kulikov's first as a member of the Wild, and he's up to five points through 11 contests, surpassing his offensive output from last year. The Russian blueliner has added 11 hits, five blocked shots and a plus-6 rating, but he's only fired seven shots on net as a defensive-minded player.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Logs helper

    Kulikov produced an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.

    Kulikov set up Ryan Hartman at 7:17 of the third period for the game-tying goal. Through 10 outings, Kulikov has four assists, matching his scoring output from 48 contests last season. The Russian blueliner has added 15 blocked shots, 10 hits, a plus-5 rating and four PIM this year, mainly playing in a bottom-pairing role.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Back in action

    Kulikov will return to the lineup Saturday versus the Avalanche, Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Kulikov missed one game with an undisclosed injury, but it's clearly just a minor issue. The 31-year-old will take on a highly defensive role in the top four.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Not playing Thursday

    Kulikov (lower body) will not play Thursday versus the Kraken, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    The Wild will be without both Kulikov and Alex Goligoski (undisclosed) for Thursday's contest. Jon Lizotte and Jordie Benn will enter the lineup.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Game-time call Thursday

    Kulikov (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's game in Seattle, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    It's unclear what Kulikov is dealing with but he's in danger of missing his first game of the year. The 30-year-old has two assists and 10 blocked shots through six games this season. If he can't suit up, Jordie Benn will likely make his season debut.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Collects helper

    Kulikov produced an assist and three blocked shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Canucks.

    Kulikov helped out on Mats Zuccarello's first-period tally. The 30-year-old Kulikov is up to two helpers, 10 blocks, five hits and a plus-2 rating in six contests. He'll remain a mostly defensive player on the Wild's third pairing, although he's already halfway to the four assists he produced in 48 games between the Devils and the Oilers last year.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Supplies helper

    Kulikov recorded an assist, two shots on goal, a pair of blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Kings.

    Kulikov's assist on Frederick Gaudreau's second-period goal marked the first point with the Wild for both players. The 30-year-old Kulikov split 2020-21 between the Oilers and the Devils -- he had four assists, 51 shots on net, 93 hits, 49 blocked shots and a minus-3 rating in 48 contests overall. He'll play in a bottom-pairing role with the Wild, so fantasy managers can leave the veteran defenseman on the waiver wire.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Earns two-year deal with Minnesota

    Kulikov signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Wild on Wednesday.

    Kulikov managed just four assists in 48 games between the Devils and the Oilers last season. What he lacks in offense, the 30-year-old Russian makes up for in defensive stability. Kulikov will likely see bottom-four minutes with the Wild, and his lack of offense will keep him mostly off the fantasy radar.

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  • Oilers' Dmitry Kulikov: Grabs helper Wednesday

    Kulikov recorded an assist and two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canadiens.

    Kulikov has two assists through nine games in his Oilers tenure after producing as much offense in 38 outings with the Devils. He's added 51 shots on net, 92 hits, 49 blocked shots and a minus-3 rating overall. The Russian defenseman is likely to fill a defensive role in the postseason, so he's not likely to garner much fantasy interest.

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  • Oilers' Dmitry Kulikov: Looks steady after absence

    Kulikov (lower body) was plus-2 with two shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over Montreal.

    After missing one game with his injury, Kulikov returned to Edmonton's shutdown pairing alongside Adam Larsson and was able to log just over 19 minutes of ice time. Kulikov has played in eight contests with the Oilers since being acquired from New Jersey, picking up one assist and eight shots on goal with a plus-1 rating.

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  • Oilers' Dmitry Kulikov: Good to go Monday

    Kulikov (lower body) will be in Monday's lineup against Montreal, per NHL.com.

    Kulikov will return after missing just one game with his lower-body issue. The 30-year-old blueliner has one assist in seven games with Edmonton this season.

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  • Oilers' Dmitry Kulikov: Out with LBI

    Kulikov (lower body) won't play Saturday against Vancouver.

    William Lagesson will slide into the spot vacated by Kulikov. Fantasy managers needn't concern themselves with Kulikov's status, as the 30-year-old Russian has totaled three assists without a goal in 45 games between the Devils and Oilers this season.

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  • Oilers' Dmitry Kulikov: First point with Oilers

    Kulikov picked up an assist, three blocked shots, two hits and a pair of shots on goal in Monday's 5-3 win over the Canucks.

    Kulikov set up Dominik Kahun's second-period tally. The assist was Kulikov's first point in five games as an Oiler. The Russian blueliner is mostly a defensive presence in the lineup. He has just three assists, 49 shots on net, 87 hits, 44 blocked shots and 26 PIM through 43 contests between the Oilers and the Devils this year.

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  • Oilers' Dmitry Kulikov: Could debut Monday

    Kulikov will be eligible to make his Oilers debut Monday against Winnipeg after clearing the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    It isn't clear if Kulikov will be inserted into Edmonton's lineup for Monday's contest, but he'll be available to play if needed. The 30-year-old blueliner picked up two assists in 38 games with the Devils before being traded to the Oilers at the deadline.

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  • Devils' Dmitry Kulikov: On trade block

    Kulikov will be held out of Sunday's game against the Penguins as a precaution ahead of Monday's trade deadline, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    If Kulikov isn't dealt before Monday's deadline, he should be back in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers. The 30-year-old blueliner has two assists and 72 hits in 38 games this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 201 lbs
Birthplace: Lipetsk, USSR
Age: 31
Experience: 12
Shoots: Left