Top Nikita Tryamkin News

  • Canucks' Nikita Tryamkin: Will remain in KHL

    Tryamkin has signed a two-year contract to remain in the KHL and the Canucks will no longer have his rights by the time that contract expires, Rick Dhaliwal of The Athletic Vancouver reports.

    The Canucks had been attempting to bring Tryamkin back to North America but were unable to work out a deal with him. He'll be a free agent at the end of this two-year contract and could sign with any NHL team at that time if there's mutual interest. The 26-year-old Russian has appeared in 79 NHL games but none since the 2016-17 campaign.

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  • Canucks' Nikita Tryamkin: Staying in Russia

    Tryamkin signed a one-year contract with Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg (KHL) on Thursday.

    Tryamkin hasn't played for Vancouver since 2016-17, having spent the past three years with Yekaterinburg. Despite earlier reports indicating the blueliner would return to the NHL for the upcoming season, it seems the 2014 third-round selection won't be heading back to North America any time soon.

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  • Canucks' Nikita Tryamkin: Looking to return to NHL

    Tryamkin would like to rejoin the Canucks ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, according to his agent, Todd Diamond, who told reporters, "It will be an easy transition and having been there before, he kind of knows what to expect," Ben Kuzma of The Providence reports.

    Tryamkin left Vancouver after the 2016-17 campaign having logged 66 games for the club, in which he tallied two goals and seven helpers while averaging a mere 16:44 of ice time. In three seasons back with Yekaterinburg Automobilist following his NHL stint, the 25-year-old posted 47 points in 150 appearances. In order to sign Tryamkin, the team would likely need to let Chris Tanev walk during free agency this summer.

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  • Nikita Tryamkin: Heads to Russia

    Tryamkin left the Canucks and signed with IHC Avtomobilist of the KHL on Thursday.

    A 6-foot-7, 265-pound defenseman that plays a physically punishing style, Tryamkin suited up for 66 games in 2016-17, his first full season with Vancouver. General manager Jim Benning was impressed with Tryamkin's performance this season and even offered him a two-year contract extension, but it's believed that the Russian was unhappy with the amount of playing time he received in addition to desiring a return to his homeland.

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  • Canucks' Nikita Tryamkin: Slated to return Thursday

    Tryamkin (illness) is no longer listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's officical media site, and is expected to return to the lineup for Thursday night's contest against the Islanders.

    Tryamkin is projected to skate on Vancouver's third defensive pairing Thursday after missing the last six games battling the mumps virus. In 10 games since the beginning of February, Tryamkin managed just two assists, but also racked up 15 hits and 15 blocked shots, so he's more helpful for fantasy leagues that count those ancillary stats.

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  • Canucks' Nikita Tryamkin: Placed on injured reserve

    Tryamkin (illness) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

    The move to IR will allow the Canucks to be more flexible with their roster as Tryamkin and several of his teammates recover from a mumps outbreak. The team has not released a timetable for the 22-year-old blueliner's return, as it depends on how quickly he can get over the virus.

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  • Canucks' Nikita Tryamkin: Not cleared to play Tuesday

    Tryamkin (illness) will not suit up for Tuesday night's contest with the Red Wings.

    While Tryamkin has yet to kick the mumps virus, several of his Canucks teammates have, including defensemen Ben Hutton and Troy Stecher, so the team will have some reinforcements for a blue line that got lit up for four goals Saturday. This presents a good outlook for Tryamkin possibly returning soon, though his three assists since the beginning of 2017 aren't likely to entice most fantasy owners even when he does come back.

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  • Canucks' Nikita Tryamkin: Won't play Saturday

    Tryamkin has been diagnosed with mumps and won't play Saturday against the Sharks, Matthew Sekeres of TSN 1040 reports.

    Tryamkin is just one of five Canucks who has displayed symptoms of the mumps virus, and at this point it isn't clear how long he'll be sidelined due to the illness. The towering Russian defender's absence will test Vancouver's depth at defense, but won't mean much to fantasy owners, as his meager offensive contributions -- seven points in 50 games this campaign -- keeps him from being a desirable option in most formats.

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  • Canucks' Nikita Tryamkin: Collects assist against St. Louis

    Tryamkin registered an assist over just 16:24 of playing time during Thursday's loss to the Blues.

    Tryamkin is an intriguing piece of Vancouver's future, but he's a long way from being a viable fantasy asset. After all, he has just three assists through his past 23 games. While it's safe to leave him to the waiver wire in yearly settings, Tryamkin a player to watch in deep dynasty/keeper leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 256 lbs
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia
Age: 27
Shoots: Left