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Top Nikita Gusev News

  • Nikita Gusev: Headed back to Russia

    Gusev has signed a one-year deal with KHL club SKA St. Petersburg, KHL Insider Aivis Kalnis reports.

    Gusev split time with the Devils and Panthers last year and recorded four goals, six assists and 72 shots in 31 games between the two. The 29-year-old winger was with Toronto for training camp but was unable to secure a permanent deal. With his move back to the KHL, this likely will mark the end of Gusev's time in the NHL.

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  • Nikita Gusev: Released from tryout

    Gusev was released from his professional tryout with the Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

    Gusev signed a tryout deal before training camp, but he wasn't able to turn it into a contract with the organization. He's now a free agent, but it's unclear if he'll latch on somewhere else in North America or head to his native Russia to play in the KHL.

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  • Maple Leafs' Nikita Gusev: Lands tryout with Maple Leafs

    Gusev agreed to a professional tryout agreement with Toronto on Friday, per CapFriendly.

    Gusev racked up 13 goals and 44 points in 66 games as a 27-year-old rookie during the 2019-20 campaign. However, he totaled just four goals and 10 points in 33 appearances with Florida and New Jersey last season. The 5-foot-9 winger was a force in the KHL before coming to North America, scoring 63 goals and 215 points in his final three seasons with KHL St. Petersburg. Gusev could add some scoring depth to the Maple Leafs' bottom six if he secures a roster spot after training camp.

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  • Panthers' Nikita Gusev: First goal with Panthers

    Gusev scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Blackhawks.

    Gusev tallied at 2:30 of the second period for his first goal as a Panther. The 28-year-old has picked up four points in nine outings since he was signed by the Panthers after his contract was terminated by the Devils. For the season, the Russian winger has nine points, 66 shots on net and a minus-13 rating in 29 appearances.

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  • Panthers' Nikita Gusev: Debut expected Thursday

    Gusev is expected to make his Panthers debut in Thursday's game versus the Lightning.

    The Panthers will play in Dallas on Tuesday night, and Gusev will meet the team in Tampa Bay for Thursday's game. According to David Dwork of Local 10 Miami, coach Joel Quenneville said Monday that Gusev could handle a prominent role right away, and he handle power-play time regardless. The 28-year-ols posted 13 goals and 31 assists last season with the Devils, but he struggled this year with just five points through 20 games.

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  • Panthers' Nikita Gusev: Signs with Panthers

    Gusev signed with the Panthers on Sunday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.

    Gusev had his contract terminated by the Devils on Saturday, making him eligible to sign with a playoff contender. It's been a rough year for the 28-year-old winger, as he's produced just five points and a minus-12 rating through 20 contests. However, Gusev produced 13 goals and 44 points last season, so he has proven to be a capable NHL player before. Due to COVID-19 protocol, it's unclear when he'll be eligible for his Panthers debut.

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  • Nikita Gusev: Placed on unconditional waivers

    Gusev was placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

    Gusev will now be free to sign with another club at a lower salary than the $4.5 million cap hit he carried with the Devils. The 28-year-old forward played well last season, racking up 13 goals and 44 points in 66 games with New Jersey, but he's struggled mightily this year, having totaled just five points in 20 appearances.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: Assigned to taxi squad

    Gusev was assigned to New Jersey's taxi squad after clearing waivers Friday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

    Gusev has struggled this season, picking up just five points in 20 games after an impressive 2019-20 campaign in which he racked up 44 points in 66 contests. The 28-year-old forward will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and it seems likely he'll be moving on from the Devils.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: Waived by New Jersey

    Gusev was waived by the Devils on Thursday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

    Gusev has been a healthy scratch for 10 of New Jersey's last 14 games, so this news shouldn't come as a shock. The 28-year-old winger has tallied just five points in 20 games this season after racking up 44 points in 66 contests in 2019-20.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: Points in four of six

    Gusev had the primary assist on New Jersey's only goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Islanders.

    After extended possession in the Islanders' zone with the Devils' net empty, New Jersey finally managed to end Semyon Varlamov's shutout bid with less than 14 seconds remaining. Gusev did most of the heavy lifting on the play, cutting in along the goal line before finding Miles Wood for a tap-in on the other side of the crease. The helper was Gusev's fifth point in 15 games overall but his fourth in the last six.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: Scores in second straight

    Gusev scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Sabres.

    While his tally didn't change the outcome, it did ruin Linus Ullmark's shutout bid, as Gusev fired the puck past a diving netminder with less than 30 seconds left in the game. It's the second time in as many games the 28-year-old has found the back of the net in the final minute. Gusev has three points in 11 contests this year.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: Ready to rock

    Gusev (not injury related) was added to New Jersey's active roster and will play in Sunday's game against Washington, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Gusev needed some extra time to ramp up his conditioning after he was activated from the league's COVID-19 protocol list, but he will finally make his return to the lineup after a three-game absence. The 28-year-old has gotten off to a slow start this season, supplying one assist, 24 shots and a minus-6 rating across nine games. Look for Gusev to shift to a middle-six role for Sunday's game, while seeing some ice time on the power play.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: Remains on non-roster list

    Gusev (not injury related) has yet to be added to New Jersey's active roster, per the NHL's official media site.

    Gusev is still ramping up his conditioning after being activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list, and his return doesn't necessarily seem to be imminent. He's been limited to a single assist through nine games this campaign.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: Won't play Tuesday

    Gusev (COVID-19 protocol) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Rangers, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

    Gusev needs more time after being placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Feb. 3. He's likely not on the trip, so his next chance to play will be Saturday against the Sabres.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: In COVID-19 protocol

    Gusev was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

    Gusev is among 17 players on the Devils in the league's COVID-19 protocol. The team's next scheduled game is Feb. 9 against the Penguins, but that remains questionable at this time. Through the first nine games, Gusev posted an assist and a minus-6 rating.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: Finds 30th assist

    Gusev posted a power-play helper in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Ducks.

    Gusev had the secondary helper on Pavel Zacha's second-period tally. During his six-game point streak, Gusev has two goals and seven helpers. The 27-year-old Russian is at 42 points (14 on the power play), 149 shots and a minus-13 rating in 62 contests. If fantasy owners can overlook his lack of physicality, Gusev's offense is a solid addition to virtual squads.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: Reaches 40-point threshold

    Gusev potted a goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Sharks.

    Gusev intercepted a sloppy pass and struck for an unassisted goal at 15:08 of the first period. The 27-year-old has two tallies and five helpers during his four-game point streak. He's up to 12 goals, 40 points, 143 shots and a minus-14 rating through 60 contests this year -- those numbers should be good enough to attract fantasy attention.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: On roll right now

    Gusev scored his 11th goal of the season and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Detroit.

    This was Gusev's third multi-point game in a row and pushed the forward's season point total up to 39 in 59 games. A third of the rookie's points this year have come with the man advantage.

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  • Devils' Nikita Gusev: Two helpers in win

    Gusev notched two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Capitals.

    He helped set up the Devils' final two goals, including Damon Severson's game-winner with less than two minutes remaining in the third period. Gusev remains a little inconsistent in his first NHL campaign, but the 27-year-old has been a solid addition to the top six in New Jersey, posting 10 goals and 37 points through 58 games

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 181 lbs
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Age: 29
Experience: 2
Shoots: Right