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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Ready to play against Devils
Zaitsev (illness) will be in action versus New Jersey on Tuesday, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Zaitsev returns following a one-game stint on the sidelines due to illness. Even prior to being sidelined, the 30-year-old blueliner was mired in a 10-game goal drought during which he registered just six shots on net, though he did pick up three helpers over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Under the weather
Zaitsev won't play Saturday versus Montreal due to a non-COVID illness, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Zaitsev can be considered day-to-day with his illness. Luckily for the Senators, Thomas Chabot (hand) is now healthy and will take Zaitsev's spot in the lineup against the Canadiens.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Contributes pair of assists
Zaitsev record two assists, four blocked shots, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks.
Zaitsev set up both of Alex Formenton's goals in this game. In his last two outings, Zaitsev has three helpers, but his offense has generally been sporadic throughout the season. The 30-year-old defenseman is up to 11 points, 63 shots on net, 98 blocked shots, 117 hits and a minus-5 rating in 58 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Offers helper Monday
Zaitsev posted an assist and two hits in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Kraken.
Zaitsev snapped a seven-game point drought with his helper on a Nick Holden goal in the second period. The 30-year-old Zaitsev doesn't contribute much on offense in general -- he's at nine points in 57 contests this season, putting him on pace for a career-worst output. He's added 115 hits, 94 blocked shots, 63 shots on net, 28 PIM and a minus-7 rating.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Good to go Saturday
Zaitsev (face) is expected to play Saturday versus the Panthers.
Zaitsev won't miss time after taking a puck to the face Thursday, which required the defenseman to get stitches. He'll play in a second-pairing role, but he has just two assists with 20 shots on net, 20 hits and 18 blocked shots in his last 13 games, so he's not much of a factor in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Game-time call Saturday
Zaitsev (face) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with Florida, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Considering Zaitsev is mired in a 34-game goal drought, during which he managed just five helpers, few fantasy players figure to be impacted by his potential absence. If the blueliner does miss out Saturday, Victor Mete figures to take his place in the lineup while trade acquisition Travis Hamonic could see the biggest uptick in minutes.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Needs stitches after puck hits face
Zaitsev (face) got stitches and may not be available for Saturday's game versus the Panthers, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Zaitsev was injured in the third period after taking a puck to the face or mouth. With his status up in the air for Saturday, Victor Mete may be needed in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Delivers shorthanded helper
Zaitsev registered a shorthanded assist in Friday's 3-1 win over the Flyers.
Zaitsev battled behind his own net and ultimately fed Alex Formenton, who sailed the puck into the empty net to officially put the Flyers away. The Senators have lost Thomas Chabot (hand) for the season, which could lead to additional minutes for Zaitsev.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Good to go Tuesday
Zaitsev (illness) is in Tuesday's lineup against Tampa Bay.
Zaitsev missed Saturday's tilt with Montreal but he's back in action after a one-game absence. The 30-year-old will be back in a top-pair role alongside Thomas Chabot on Tuesday. He has four points through 32 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Not available Saturday
Zaitsev (illness) won't play Saturday versus the Canadiens.
Zaitsev and Thomas Chabot are both out due to illness Saturday, leaving the Senators to deploy five defensemen and 13 forwards in their lineup. The 30-year-old Zaitsev will aim to be healthy for Tuesday's game versus the Lightning.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Expected back against Devils
Zaitsev (heel) is set to suit up versus New Jersey on Monday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Additionally, the blueliner has been activated off injured reserve per the NHL media site.
Zaitsev has just two points in 22 games this year and will likely miss the 20-point mark for the fifth consecutive season. The 30-year-old Russian has never been able to replicate the numbers he put up in his rookie campaign (36 points) while playing for the Maple Leafs.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Expected to play Monday
Zaitsev (heel) is expected to play Monday against the Devils, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
He'll need to be formally activated from injured reserve, but it looks like the 30-year-old is ready to return after a 13-game absence. Zaitsev is having the worst season of his six-year NHL tenure offensively, chipping in just two points in 22 contests while averaging a career-low 18:32 of ice time.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Facing lengthy absence
Zaitsev is expected to be sidelined for approximately four weeks with a heel injury, Adam Kimelman of NHL.come reports.
Zaitsev's extended absence will test Ottawa's depth at defense, but it won't make waves in most fantasy circles, as he's only picked up two points through 22 contests this campaign. Another update on the 30-year-old blueliner's status should surface once he's activated off injured reserve.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Moves to injured reserve
Zaitsev (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Friday, per CapFriendly.
Zaitsev was hurt early in Thursday's game versus the Lightning, and his move to injured reserve is not a good sign. The Senators have yet to officially provide an update on the 30-year-old's status, but he'll miss the Senators' next three games at a minimum.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Suffers lower-body injury
Zaitsev (lower body) won't return to Thursday's game versus the Lightning.
Zaitsev went down awkwardly after a collision with Ondrej Palat in the first period. The severity of Zaitsev's injury is unknown, but it's never a good sign when a player is ruled out for the remainder of a game. More should be known on the 30-year-old's status prior to Saturday's game versus the Flyers.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Activated off non-roster list
Zaitsev (COVID-19 protocols) was activated off the Senators' non-roster list Wednesday, per the NHL media site.
Zaitsev is expected to return to a top-pairing role Wednesday versus San Jose following his four-game absence. The 30-year-old defender has picked up one goal through 11 contests this year.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Re-enters protocols
Zaitsev was once again placed in COVID-19 protocols Saturday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
It's unclear why the defenseman was removed from protocols Saturday before re-entering them once again, but he'll miss Saturday's game against Pittsburgh and possibly longer. Jacob Bernard-Docker enters the lineup to replace Zaitsev.... See More ... See Less
Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Activated off protocols list
Zaitsev has been activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list ahead of Saturday's matchup with Pittsburgh, source reports.
Zaitsev is expected to return to a second-pairing role following his one-game absence. The 30-year-old defender has picked up one goal through 11 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs|
|Birthplace: Moscow, USSR|