Fantasy Stats

Year fpts
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice
2019 1 3 4 -2 12:12
2018 2 3 5 -5 9:55
3y Avg. 2 3 5 0 11:05

Fantasy News

  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Sent to bus league

    The Golden Knights assigned Zykov to AHL Chicago on Tuesday. Zykov's demotion suggests Cody Glass (concussion) is nearing a return to action. The 24-year-old Russian will continue to bounce between leagues this season, so he won't be a viable fantasy option.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Nets first goal of 2019-20

    Zykov scored a power-play goal and registered five shots on goal in a 6-3 win over Vancouver on Sunday. Zykov picked up his first goal of the year midway through the first period, scoring what was also the first power-play goal of his NHL career. A bottom-six role player for the Golden Knights, Zykov has just three points in 11 games this season and 16 points in 51 NHL games.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Back with big club

    The Golden Knights recalled Zykov from AHL Chicago on Monday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. The Russian recently completed his 20-game ban for violating the NHL's Performance Enhancing Substances Program, but he was placed on waivers by the team on Nov. 27. Going unclaimed, Zykov stayed in the AHL, recording four points in five games. The 24-year-old has put up two points in seven contests for the Golden Knights this season, and his first chance to re-enter the lineup will come Tuesday against visiting Chicago.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: On waivers with suspension ending

    Zykov has been placed on waivers by the Golden Knights to be sent down to the AHL, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Zykov's 20-game suspension for using PEDs is coming to a close, but the team has opted to send him down rather than reintegrate him into the lineup. The 24-year-old Russian will likely clear waivers, as his 15 points through 47 career NHL games are nothing to write home about.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Hit with 20-game suspension

    Zykov has been suspended 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. Zykov's suspension won't impact many fantasy lineups, as he's only notched seven points in 35 games over the past two campaigns, but it will definitely test the Golden Knights' depth up front, as he's been a fixture in the team's bottom six thus far this season. The 24-year-old Russian will be eligible to rejoin the lineup Nov. 29 against Arizona.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Picks up helper

    Zykov supplied an assist and three shots in Friday's 5-1 win over the Sharks. Zykov earned his first point of the year with the secondary assist on William Carrier's opening goal 5:01 into the game. The 2013 second-round pick has only appeared in 42 NHL games, with 14 points to his credit over parts of four seasons. The Russian winger is currently enjoying third-line usage while Alex Tuch (undisclosed) is out of action.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Brushes twine in win

    Zykov opened the scoring for Vegas in its 3-1 win over San Jose on Saturday. Zykov crashed the net to sweep in a rebound originating from a Max Pacioretty shot. The hockey world is still anticipating a breakout season from the Russian, but he didn't exactly light it up in prior stints with the Hurricanes and Oilers. He's registered only six goals and seven assists over 40 NHL games.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Scores in season finale

    Zykov potted his second goal of the campaign and blocked two shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Kings. Zykov had two goals and three helpers between the Oilers, Hurricanes and Golden Knights, combining to feature in 28 games this season. He featured on the top line Saturday, but will likely find himself in the press box more often than not in the playoffs.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Sent to bench Saturday

    Zykov was benched in the final 20 minutes of Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jackets, Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The Golden Knights count as Zykov's third team of the 2018-19 season, so needless to say, he can ill-afford to have any factors interrupting his quest to earn a full-time roster spot with an NHL club. Nabbed by the Kings in the second round (37th overall) of the 2013 draft, Zykov didn't pan out in either Carolina or Edmonton before Vegas claimed him off the waiver wire Dec. 29.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Scores first goal of 2018-19

    Zykov scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Lightning. Zykov tied the game at the 5:22 mark of the third period and finished with a team-high five shots on goal. Despite playing a key role in Tuesday's win, fantasy owners need not concern themselves with Zykov's dealings at this stage of his career.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Expected to join team soon

    Coach Gerard Gallant told reporters there's a good chance Zykov will arrive in Vegas on Wednesday, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports. If Zykov does in fact join his new club Wednesday, he could make his Golden Knights debut as soon as Friday against Anaheim. The Russian winger, who was waived by the Hurricanes and Oilers before being claimed by Vegas, has notched three assists in 18 NHL appearances this campaign.
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  • Golden Knights' Valentin Zykov: Claimed by Vegas

    The Golden Knights claimed Zykov off waivers from the Oilers on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Zykov was placed on waivers for the second time this season Friday after logging minimal action in each of the last two games. Still, it's no guarantee the 23-year-old winger will see a ton of action with his new club.
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  • Oilers' Valentin Zykov: Back on waivers

    Zykov landed on the waiver wire Friday. Zykov -- who was claimed off waivers by Edmonton in November -- played in just five games for the Oilers -- he averaged a meager 7:08 of ice time and tallied two PIM, a minus-1 rating and two hits. The winger will be shipped down to AHL Bakersfield if he clears, though Carolina could try to get the Russian back in its system.
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  • Oilers' Valentin Zykov: Activated Thursday

    Zykov (visa) was activated by the Oilers on Thursday. Zykov has been dealing with some visa issues that have prevented him from playing for his new club since being claimed by Edmonton in late November. His activation was among a flurry of moves made by the Oilers on Thursday and likely puts Zykov in position to make his team debut Friday against the Wild.
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  • Oilers' Valentin Zykov: Inching closer to return

    Zykov (visa) has been cleared to play in Canada, which means he's likely to play against the visiting Wild on Friday, Jason Gregor of reports. However, the winger is still technically removed from the official 23-man roster, per the NHL's official media site. The Oilers won't be discrete when it comes time to activate Zykov since they'll have to send a player to waivers or AHL Bakersfield in a corresponding move. The Russian has missed three games since being claimed off waivers from the Hurricanes, and there's a lot of anticipation in knowing how he'll perform after the 2013 second-round pick -- originally to Los Angeles -- produced a mere 11 points over 25 games with the 'Canes.
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  • Oilers' Valentin Zykov: Remains non-roster player

    Zykov won't travel with the Oilers as he works out immigration issues. Zykov was claimed by the Oilers on Friday and wasn't able to play Saturday as a result of the immigration delay. Zykov won't count against the Oilers' 23-man roster, and he'll look to get into the lineup when the Oilers return home Friday against the Wild.
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  • Oilers' Valentin Zykov: Debut with Oilers on hold

    Zykov will not make his Oilers debut Saturday against the Golden Knights, Tom Gazzola of reports. Apparently, there was a delay with Zykov's equipment arriving in Edmonton after the Hurricanes lost out on the 2013 second-rounder via waivers Friday. But rest assured, the Russian is healthy and not dealing with any type of visa issue, with Monday's road game against the Stars presenting his next chance to debut with the Oilers.
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  • Hurricanes' Valentin Zykov: Claimed by Edmonton

    The Oilers claimed Zykov off waivers Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Zykov was never able to establish a consistent role with the Hurricanes, totaling four goals and 11 points in 25 appearances over the past three campaigns, but he displayed his potential while playing for Carolina's AHL affiliate last season, racking up 33 goals and 54 points in 63 contests. The Oilers may want to see if the 2013 second-round pick can develop chemistry with Connor McDavid while skating on their top line, so he's definitely worth a look in most fantasy formats.
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  • Hurricanes' Valentin Zykov: Sent to minors for conditioning

    Zykov was loaned to AHL Charlotte for conditioning Tuesday. Every so often, an underperforming NHL player who is otherwise healthy will head to the minors for conditioning. This is the case for Zykov, who watched the past three games from the press box and is only averaging 9:45 of ice time through 13 total contests. The Hurricanes understandably have set a high standard of accountability for the 2013 second-round (37th overall) draft pick.
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  • Hurricanes' Valentin Zykov: Stapled to bench Saturday

    Zykov skated just nine shifts and saw ice time of just 4:41 in Saturday's 3-0 loss to the Golden Knights. Ouch. This was clearly Zykov's low point of the season thus far. After scoring an impressive 54 points in 63 games at AHL Charlotte last season, he has not yet been able to carve out a role for himself at the NHL level. For fantasy purposes, he still has a ton of upside, but consider him a work in progress for now.
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