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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
56-19-7 119
53-22-7 113
49-22-11 109
46-30-6 98
45-30-7 97
39-32-11 89
28-42-12 68
25-50-7 57

2021 Stats

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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
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Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 17 24 23 18:12 39
Post Season 1 1 -4 15:33 2

Top Dmitry Kulikov News

  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Picks up assist in loss

    Kulikov notched an assist, three hits, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Blues in Game 6.

    Kulikov had sat out the last four games as a healthy scratch before replacing Alex Goligoski in the lineup Thursday. The switch didn't pay off, though Kulikov was able to get on the scoresheet. The 31-year-old blueliner had 24 points in 80 regular-season outings in his best season since 2011-12, and he'll likely contend for a third-pairing role again in 2022-23.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Seals win in overtime

    Kulikov scored a goal on three shots, went plus-3, added two hits and blocked two shots in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Predators.

    Kulikov tallied with less than two seconds left in the extra session after he was set loose on a breakaway. This was the defenseman's second goal in his last five games. He's up to seven tallies, 24 points, 68 shots on net, 102 blocked shots, 93 hits and a plus-20 rating in 77 outings this season.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Scores opening goal

    Kulikov scored a goal and blocked two shots in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sharks.

    Kulikov opened the scoring 6:04 into the game. This was his second goal and third point in nine games in April. The 31-year-old defenseman is up to 23 points, 60 shots on net, 96 blocked shots, 85 hits and a plus-18 rating through 73 outings this season. It's his most productive scoring season since 2011-12, when he had 28 points in 58 contests with the Panthers.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Contributes helper

    Kulikov logged an assist and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers.

    Kulikov ended his 11-game point drought with a helper on Kevin Fiala's second-period tally. The 31-year-old Kulikov reached the 20-point mark for the first time since 2014-15 with this assist. He's added 51 shots on net, 76 hits, 75 blocked shots and a plus-13 rating. With the addition of Jacob Middleton from the Sharks at the trade deadline, Kulikov and Alex Goligoski appear to be in competition for a place in the lineup down the stretch, though the former has the advantage so far.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Pockets helper in win

    Kulikov recorded an assist, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Oilers.

    Kulikov set up a Connor Dewar goal in the second period. This was Kulikov's second point in seven games in February after he logged just a single assist in 10 January appearances. The blueliner isn't out for high scoring totals -- he's up to 16 points, 34 shots on net, 53 hits, 53 blocked shots, 23 PIM and a plus-10 rating in 46 outings. He'll continue to play in more of a defensive role in the bottom four.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Finds first assist of new year

    Kulikov contributed an assist in a 5-1 win over the Blackhawks on Friday.

    Kulikov assisted on Brandon Duhaime's second period strike to give the Wild a 4-0 lead in the second period. The defenseman started off the season with what seemed to be a bit of a career resurgence before falling off hard. The veteran had not scored a point in six contests since Dec. 16 against Buffalo and still has not scored a goal since Dec. 7 against Edmonton.

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  • Wild's Dmitry Kulikov: Delivers assist Thursday

    Kulikov managed an assist, four blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Sabres.

    Kulikov set up a Jon Merrill goal in the first period. The assist snapped a three-game point drought for Kulikov, who could be in line for a top-four role with Jared Spurgeon aggravating his recent lower-body injury in Thursday's contest. Kulikov is at 13 points, 19 shots on net, 32 hits, 31 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating in 28 outings.

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  • 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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Player Bio

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