Fantasy Stats

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2020 33.7516.9 2 8 10 -10 16:45
3y Avg. 1818 1 4 5 -4 16:44

Fantasy News

  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Recovery won't be rushed

    Knyzhov (Achilles) is not guaranteed to return for the Sharks this season, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports. Knyzhov is putting in work after undergoing Achilles surgery in August. General manager Mike Grier indicated the Sharks are hopeful the 24-year-old defenseman can play at some point, but also suggested the team will be cautious. It makes sense, as the Sharks are not likely to be competitive this year and don't need to rush a young player back before he's fully recovered.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Out six months

    Knyzhov underwent surgery Aug. 10 for a torn Achilles that he recently suffered during off-ice activity. The recovery timeline is approximately six months. Knyzhov last played in an NHL contest back in 2020-21, putting up 10 points in 56 games. He'll need to wait at least until February to return to game action, and it's unclear if he'll be in line for action with the big club or down with the AHL affiliate.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Will be ready for training camp

    Knyzhov (groin) is expected to be healthy for the start of training camp, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports Monday. Knyzhov missed the entirety of the 2021-22 season due to his long-term groin injury and hasn't suited up for a game since May 12, 2021. That season, the 24-year-old blueliner generated two goals and eight assists in 56 contests and could push for the 20-point threshold.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Dealt with groin injury

    Knyzhov battled a groin injury in 2021-22, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Knyzhov didn't play a game this season after a lower-body surgery and subsequent infection. Despite the lost year, the 24-year-old defenseman is expected to be ready to play in the fall.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Signs one-year deal

    Knyzhov (lower body) signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Sharks on Friday. Knyzhov won't play in 2021-22 due to an infection stemming from the surgery he underwent in mid-October, but he played pretty well as a rookie 2020-21, picking up 10 points and 84 hits while averaging 16:45 of ice time through 56 appearances. The 24-year-old defender should be a regular in the Sharks' lineup next season.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Set for surgery

    Knyzhov (lower body) will undergo surgery Friday and will be out approximately 8-10 weeks, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. It's a tough break for the 23-year-old, who played in all 56 games for the Sharks as a rookie last season. Given the timeline, Knyzhov's return should fall somewhere between mid-to-late December.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Set to see specialist

    Knyzhov is set to see a specialist regarding his lower-body injury, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports. Knyzhov entered training camp with a lower-body injury and evidently hasn't made any progress in his recovery, so at this point there's no telling if and when he might be ready to play. The 23-year-old blueliner is on injured reserve and has already been deemed out long term, but a more specific timetable for his recovery may be established following his upcoming appointment.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Lands on IR

    Knyzhov (abdomen) was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, per CapFriendly. This move essentially guarantees Knyzhov won't play in Saturday's season opener versus the Jets. The 23-year-old defenseman doesn't have a timeline to return yet. Once he does, he'll likely skate in a top-four role, although he's more of a defensive player.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Labeled week-to-week

    Knyzhov (abdomen) is now considered week-to-week but may still be ready for Opening Night against the Jets on Oct. 16, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports. Knyzhov played in all 56 games last year in which he garnered 10 points and 84 hits while logging 16:45 of ice time per game. Heading into the upcoming season, the Russian defender's ceiling is likely still in the 20-point range even with a full 82-game campaign.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Day-to-day to begin camp

    Knyzhov (abdomen) is at the Sharks' training camp but has not started skating and is considered day-to-day, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Knyzhov underwent sports hernia surgery in May after playing in all 56 games last year. He posted 10 points, 84 hits, 54 blocked shots and a minus-10 rating. The 23-year-old will likely play in a top-four role, but he's more of a defensive presence than a scoring threat, so most fantasy managers won't be keeping tabs on his status.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Set for sports hernia surgery

    Knyzhov is scheduled for surgery on a sports hernia Friday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Knyzhov likely played through the injury for at least part of the season, but he didn't miss a game. He concluded his first full NHL campaign with 10 points, 84 hits, 54 blocked shots, 51 shots on net, 39 PIM and a minus-10 rating in 56 appearances. Knyzhov is should be fully healthy by the time the Sharks open training camp in September.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Ends five-game point drought

    Knyzhov recorded an assist, five hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche. Knyzhov helped out on the game-tying goal by Tomas Hertl at 2:50 of the third period. The helper got Knyzhov to 10 points in 53 contests this year. He's added 79 hits, 53 blocked shots, 44 shots on net and 39 PIM as a physical and defensive presence in the Sharks' top four on defense.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Blasts long-range goal

    Knyzhov scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Golden Knights. Knyzhov collected the puck on a failed clearance by the Golden Knights, and he lasered a shot short-side to beat Robin Lehner for the opening tally. The 23-year-old Knyzhov has shown some flashes of talent this year. He has eight points, 64 hits, 40 blocked shots, 37 PIM and 36 shots on net through 45 contests. He's still a mainly defensive presence on the second pairing.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: On modest three-game point streak

    Knyzhov posted an assist and two hits in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Kings. Knyzhov has a modest three-game point streak going -- he's posted a goal and two helpers in that span. The Russian defenseman is up to seven points, 27 shots on net, 48 hits and 36 blocked shots through 37 contests. Expect the 23-year-old to continue working on the second pairing alongside Erik Karlsson.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Points in consecutive games

    Knyzhov notched an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 3-0 win over the Kings. Knyzhov has a goal and an assist over his last two games. The Russian blueliner has seemed to be more comfortable in his second-pairing role lately. He's up to six points, 46 hits, 35 blocked shots and 35 PIM in 36 outings. Four of his points have come in the last eight contests.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Nets first NHL goal

    Knyzhov scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Wild. Knyzhov took a pass from Erik Karlsson and scored the game-winning tally at 10:58 of the third period. The goal was Knyzhov's first in the NHL. The 23-year-old rookie has added four assists, 45 hits, 35 PIM and 33 blocked shots in 35 appearances this year, mainly in a defensive role alongside Karlsson.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Plucks apple in win

    Knyzhov posted an assist, three shots on goal and four PIM in Monday's 2-1 win over the Kings. Knyzhov has assists in consecutive outings after going 16 games without a point. The Russian blueliner has four helpers, 35 PIM, 19 shots on net, 35 hits and 28 blocked shots through 30 contests. As a mainly defensive player, Knyzhov probably won't warrant fantasy consideration in 2020-21.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Notches rare helper

    Knyzhov produced an assist and two hits in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blues. Knyzhov picked up the secondary helper on a Tomas Hertl goal in the second period. That assist was Knyzhov's first point since Feb. 11, a span of 16 scoreless appearances. The Russian blueliner has just three assists to go with 35 hits, 28 blocked shots and 31 PIM through 29 contests. His low-scoring play will not attract much attention in fantasy.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Assists in consecutive games

    Knyzhov posted an assist in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Kings. Knyzhov set up Tomas Hertl for a tally in the first period. It's the second assist in as many games for Knyzhov, who is steadily solidifying his role on the Sharks' third pairing. The undrafted Russian blueliner has added 11 shots on net, 11 hits, eight blocked shots and eight PIM through 12 contests this season.
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  • Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov: Collects first NHL assist

    Knyzhov posted an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Kings. Knyzhov had the secondary helper on a Logan Couture tally in the first period, which was the former's first NHL point in 14 appearances over two years. The 22-year-old Knyzhov has become a third-pairing fixture this year with 10 shots on goal, 10 hits, eight blocked shots and eight PIM in 11 contests. He's averaged 10:51 per game, so there's virtually no reason for fantasy managers to track the Russian rearguard's progress yet.
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