Recent Games

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Goals
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Assists
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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
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Shots On Goal
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Fantasy Points
Jan 24, 2023 0 0 0 1
Jan 21, 2023 0 0 0 6
Jan 20, 2023 1 0 1 1 6
Jan 18, 2023 0 0 1 5 1
Jan 16, 2023 0 1 0 4 2

Fantasy Stats

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Fantasy Points per Game
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Time On Ice
2022 637.9 8 10 18 6 20:44
2021 165.56.6 25 27 52 21 19:01
2020 636.3 10 11 21 9 14:04
3y Avg. 108.756.8 16 17 33 19 15:40
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Fantasy Performance by Week
88%
Roster
47%
Start
#35
RW Rank

Fantasy News

  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Questionable Saturday

    Nichushkin (upper body) is questionable for Saturday's game against St. Louis, per Ryan Boulding of NHL.com. Nichushkin didn't play Thursday against Anaheim because of the injury. He has eight goals and 18 points in 20 contests this season. Denis Malgin drew into the lineup Thursday, and he might play again Saturday if Nichushkin doesn't return.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Deemed day-to-day

    Nichushkin is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury and won't play Thursday versus Anaheim, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Following Thursday's contest, the Avalanche only have one game before the All-Star break, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Nichushkin held out until Feb. 7 against the Penguins. Denis Malgin may get the first crack at replacing Nichushkin on the second line against the Ducks.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Tallies on power play

    Nichushkin scored a power-play goal in Friday's 4-1 win over the Canucks. Nichushkin's goal early in the second period stood as the game-winner. The 27-year-old has earned a goal and an assist, both on the power play, over three games since he returned from an ankle injury. The winger is up to eight goals, 10 helpers, eight power-play points, 56 shots on net, 22 hits and a plus-6 rating through 18 appearances as a top-six option for the Avalanche this season.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Returns, contributes to win

    Nichushkin had a power-play assist, four shots on goal, one hit and one blocked shot over 18:54 of ice time in Monday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings. Nichushkin returned to the lineup after missing with an ankle injury and skated on the second line with J.T. Compher and Mikko Rantanen. He had the secondary helper and used his big body to screen Ville Husso on Cale Makar's power-play goal late in the first period. Nichushkin, who has missed 26 games due to injuries this season, extends the team's scoring depth when healthy. The Russian forward has seven goals and 10 assists (seven power-play points) over 16 contests.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Expected to return Monday

    Nichushkin (ankle) is expected to return Monday versus Detroit, per Peter Baugh of The Athletic. Nichushkin hasn't played since Dec. 23 because of the injury. He has seven goals and 16 points in 15 contests this season. Nichushkin is projected to play alongside J.T. Compher and Mikko Rantanen in his return.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Could return Monday

    Nichushkin (ankle) "could be an option" for Monday's tilt with Detroit, Ryan Boulding of NHL.com reports. Nichushkin has missed the last nine games and has been limited to just 15 games on the year. Despite dealing with multiple injuries, the 27-year-old has seven goals and 16 points. Once he's healthy, Nichushkin will return to a top-six role.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Takes to ice

    Nichushkin (ankle) was on the ice Wednesday but not in skates, Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now reports. Nichushkin was on the ice prior to Wednesday's optional practice session, wearing flip-flops. He practiced deflections with skills coach Shawn Allard before leaving. Colorado head coach Jared Bednar said the forward is still having trouble putting on skates and doesn't know when Nichushkin will be able to. He will not travel with with the team to Chicago for Thursday's clash with the Blackhawks.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Remains unavailable

    Nichushkin's (ankle) timetable for return remains uncertain, per Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Gazette. Nichushkin hasn't played since Dec. 23 because of the injury. Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said they're just focused on "letting that ankle heal." Nichushkin has seven goals and 16 points in 15 games this season.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Not traveling with team

    Nichushkin (ankle) didn't join the Avs for their two-game road trip, Brennan Vogt of Colorado Hockey Now reports Thursday. Nichushkin has already been sidelined for the last four contests due to his ankle problem and will now be on the shelf for at least two more. This is the winger's second extended injury stint after having previously lost 17 games from late October to early December. Once cleared to play, Nichuskin figures to take on a top-six role and will hope to end his eight-game goal drought.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Skates Tuesday

    Nichushkin (ankle) skated prior to Tuesday's practice and briefly joined the team for the main practice session, Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now reports. Nichushkin aggressively tested his injury and will travel with the Avalanche for an upcoming two-game road trip. Colorado faces Vancouver on Thursday then Edmonton on Saturday.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Will skate Tuesday

    Nichushkin (ankle) will skate for the first time Tuesday, Avalanche freelance writer Adrian Dater reports. Nichuskin has been limited to just 15 games this season due to his lingering ankle problem. When healthy, the winger has contributed offensively with seven goals and nine assists, including six power-play points. At this point, it seems unlikely Nichuskin will be ready to play against Vancouver on Thursday, though he hasn't been officially ruled out.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Reinjures ankle

    Nichushkin reinjured his surgically repaired ankle, and there is no timetable for his return, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar told Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Gazette on Wednesday. Nichushkin missed Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Arizona because of what had been initially labeled as a lower-body injury. He has seven goals and 16 points in 15 games this season. Logan O'Connor might see an increase in ice time while Nichushkin is unavailable.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Sidelined with lower-body issue

    Nichushkin (lower body) won't play Tuesday against Arizona, Marc Moser of Altitude Sports 950 reports. The Avalanche have yet to release an expected timetable for Nichushkin's return, but he'll miss at least one contest with the lower-body injury he sustained during Friday's win over Nashville. With Nichushkin on the shelf, Charles Hudon will likely draw into a middle-six role for Tuesday's game versus the Coyotes.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Suffers injury Friday

    Nichushkin (lower body) will not return to Friday's tilt with Nashville, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Nichushkin logged 13:31 of ice time before exiting Friday's game. It's unclear if this injury is related to the ankle injury that already caused him to miss 17 games this season. The 27-year-old has 16 points through 15 games on the year.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Slides assist in win

    Nichushkin had an assist, five shots on goal and two blocked shots over 20:25 of ice time in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Predators. Nichushkin anticipated a clearing attempt in the neutral zone and sent Evan Rodrigues and Alex Newhook on a two-on-one that ended in a goal for Newhook. The threesome formed the second line, as coach Jared Bednar rejiggered the top six during Friday's practice. The helper was the fourth point (all assists) in five games for Nichushkin since returning from a 17-game absence due to an ankle injury. The Russian forward is up to 16 points through 12 contests.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Records three shots in return

    Nichushkin (ankle) logged 22:02 of ice time in Friday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Rangers. Nichushkin also had a plus-1 rating and three shots versus New York. He was in the lineup for the first time since Oct. 25. Now that he's healthy, Nichushkin should continue to serve on the Avalanche's first line.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Expected to play Friday

    Nichushkin (ankle) is expected to play Friday against the Rangers. Nichushkin will be in the lineup for the first time since Oct. 25. He has seven goals and 12 points in seven contests this season. The 27-year-old is projected to serve on the first line and top power-play unit.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Nearing return

    Nichushkin (ankle) is getting close to his return, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar told Peter Baugh of The Athletic on Wednesday. Nichushkin, who hasn't played since Oct. 25 because of the injury, skated with the team for the first time since undergoing surgery and wore a full-contact sweater. He has seven goals and 12 points in seven contests in 2022-23. When Nichushkin is ready to return, he will likely serve on the top line and first power-play unit.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Skates again

    Nichushkin (ankle) skated Saturday for the second time this week, Brennan Vogt of Colorado Hockey Now reports. Nichushkin, who was first seen on the ice Tuesday, skated for about 10 minutes, gliding and testing out the ankle. The forward was given a timeline of a month after undergoing surgery in early November, so he could rejoin the Avalanche next week. Prior to the injury, Nichushkin had seven goals and five assists through seven games.
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  • Avalanche's Valeri Nichushkin: Skates Tuesday

    Nichushkin (ankle) skated Tuesday, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Nichushkin hasn't been on the ice since taking warmups Nov. 4. He later underwent ankle surgery with a one-month timeline to return, which would put him in line to rejoin the Avalanche's lineup some time in the next week to 10 days. Once he's logged a few more practices and receives clearance to play, he should resume a top-six role that yielded seven goals and five assists over his first seven games of the season.
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