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April 2, 2020 02:36 AM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Racking up PIM
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov had four goals and 13 points with a plus-6 rating and 65 PIM in 64 games prior to the NHL suspending the season in the middle of March.

Prior to the season's stoppage, the 24-year-old went 17 games without a goal. This drought has put him behind his seven-goal pace from last season and the 2017-18 campaign. The good news is he's continued to be a steady contributor in penalty minutes with 316 PIM in his last 267 NHL games.

March 4, 2020 03:04 AM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: On tremendous point drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov has zero points with a plus-1 rating and 12 PIM in the last 14 games.

The 2013 first-round pick is at least contributing with plenty of minor penalties, but he hasn't produced a single point in a month. Prior to this drought, Zadorov was on track for a career high in goals and assists, but he may not reach either at this point. He has four goals and 13 points with a plus-9 rating and 61 PIM in 61 games this season.

February 15, 2020 06:40 AM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Gone quiet again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov has no points with a plus-2 rating in the last five games.

Since posting two points in three straight contests, Zadorov has gone quiet. More than half of his season's production came in the previous six games (three goals, eight points). Zadorov has four goals and 13 points with a plus-10 rating and 53 PIM in 52 games this season.

February 5, 2020 11:20 AM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Strong play continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov, for a third straight game, finished with two points in Tuesday's 6-1 win over Buffalo.

The third-pairing defenseman is having an uncharacteristic run of good fortune in the point department recently, now with six points in three games. Zadorov only has found the scoresheet 13 times in 47 games this season, so this hot spell is bound to cool off before too long. The 24-year-old is relevant only in deeper formats.

January 20, 2020 09:04 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Adds two helpers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov picked up two assists, four hits and two shots on goal in Monday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings.

Zadorov had the secondary assist on goals by Nazem Kadri and Nathan MacKinnon (empty-net) in the third period. The Russian defenseman has racked up a goal, three helpers and 13 hits over his last four outings. The 24-year-old is up to nine points, 131 hits and 49 PIM in 45 games as a bottom-pairing blueliner.

January 15, 2020 02:28 AM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Shot deflects in
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov scored a goal on four shots, dished three hits and blocked three shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars.

Zadorov's goal deflected off of a Star before crossing the line to open the scoring at 9:04 of the first period. However fluky, the goal ended an 11-game point drought for the Russian. He's at six points, 121 hits, 50 blocks and 45 PIM in 42 appearances this season.

January 6, 2020 09:08 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Continuing cold streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov has no points and a minus-4 rating with two PIM and only five shots in the last eight games.

On top of that, he only has one assist and a minus-1 rating in the past 22 contests. Zadorov wasn't supposed to be a huge scorer this season, but he did have seven goals in each of the last two campaigns. He only has one goal and five points in 38 games during 2019-20.

December 28, 2019 04:28 AM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Going through cold streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov has one assist with no goals and an even rating in the last 18 games.

The 24-year-old isn't known for his scoring, but this is a long dry spell even for him. Zadorov had three points in the first six games of the season, and since then, he's posted just two points in 28 contests. Zadorov is best deployed as a PIM specialist. He has one goal and five points with 43 PIM and 102 hits in 34 games this season.

December 12, 2019 02:04 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Still pointless
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov continued his pointless streak despite his team's 3-1 victory against the Flyers on Wednesday.

It has been 11 games now since Zadorov posted a point. During that stretch, he has 12 shots, so he's not exactly a great candidate for goals, but he does have three assists (and one goal) this season. Zadorov's real value to owners is in his 43 PIM.

November 27, 2019 01:36 AM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Racking up PIM
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov has one assist and 24 PIM and 15 shots on net in the last 13 games.

Although he is averaging more than a shot on net per game, those numbers clearly indicate what kind of player Zadorov is for owners. In addition to 39 PIM, he also has 36 hits and 21 blocks to go with his one goal and four points in 19 games.

November 17, 2019 01:16 AM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Garners assist in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov (jaw) produced an assist and two PIM in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Canucks.

Zadorov missed three games with the jaw injury. The Russian blueliner picked up his helper on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare's opening goal at 6:56 of the first period. Zadorov now has four points, 39 PIM and 39 hits in 16 games. While he's a physical player, the lack of offense will keep him off the fantasy radar.

November 16, 2019 03:20 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov (jaw) was activated off IR and will play Saturday against the Canucks, Marc Moser of Altitude Sports 950 reports.

Zadorov will likely wear some kind of face protection, as he suffered a broken jaw Nov. 7 against the Predators. It's likely the 24-year-old works on the bottom pairing right off the bat, and his return shouldn't directly affect fantasy owners, as Zadorov has just three points through 15 games.

November 14, 2019 05:16 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Will meet team in Vancouver
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov (jaw) will join the team in Vancouver ahead of Saturday's matchup, Adrian Dater of reports.

Whether Zadorov will suit up against the Canucks remains to be seen, but the fact that he is making the trip is a good sign he could return before long. Prior to getting hurt, the Russian was stuck in a nine-game pointless streak. With limited offensive upside, the blueliner's ceiling is likely in the 15-20 point range.

November 12, 2019 05:36 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Avalanche have placed Zadorov (jaw) on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

A report from Monday suggested that Zadorov could link up with the team at some point during its five-game road trip and his placement on injured reserve won't necessarily prevent that. However, Zadorov will be sidelined through at least Thursday's contest, so he would only be able to make it back at some point during the final three contests if he were to remain on that path.

November 11, 2019 02:52 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Traveling with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov (jaw) could join up with the team during its five-game road trip, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Zadorov obviously isn't expected to play in Tuesday's matchup with Winnipeg, however, it sounds like he could play sooner rather than later after undergoing surgery on his broken jaw. The blueliner is pointless in his previous nine contests and has just three points on the year. At this rate, the Russian will be hard pressed to get over the 20-point mark, something he's done once in his NHL career.

November 9, 2019 02:24 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Assessed as week-to-week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov has a broken jaw and is considered week-to-week,'s Rick Sadowski reports.

Zadorov took a puck to the face during Thursday's win against the Predators, and additional tests confirmed the worst. The 24-year-old blueliner will likely take longer than a week to get back into the fold, and he'll likely be placed on injured reserve to free up a roster spot for minor-league reinforcements.

November 8, 2019 03:56 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Out indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov (face) is considered out indefinitely, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Zadorov took a puck to the face during Thursday's 9-4 win over Nashville and may have suffered a broken jaw in the process. The 24-year-old blueliner is facing a long-term absence, so the Avalanche will likely need to turn to their AHL affiliate for a reinforcement on the back end.

November 8, 2019 03:04 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Reportedly suffers broken jaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov (upper body) reportedly suffered a broken jaw against Nashville on Thursday, per AJ Haefele of DNVR.

If Zadorov did in fact sustain a broken jaw, fantasy owners should expect him to be sidelined longer term. The blueliner is bogged down in a nine-game pointless streak and has just one goal on the year. Zadarov's potential absence will open the door for Ian Cole to see an uptick in ice time and could result in Calle Rosen or Conor Timmins being called up from the minors.

November 8, 2019 01:28 AM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Exits game Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov (upper body) won't return to Thursday's game against Nashville, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

It's unclear how Zadorov picked up the injury, but he won't be able to finish the remainder of the third period. The score was sitting at 8-3 when he exited, so it's unclear whether the team is holding Zadorov out as a precaution, or if he's dealing with a serious issue. In any event, the team will roll with five defensemen for the remainder of the contest.

November 1, 2019 01:36 PM
Avalanche's Nikita Zadorov: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zadorov (undisclosed) will play Friday against the Stars, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Zadorov was "dinged up" after Wednesday's game against the Panthers, but whatever he was dealing with clearly wasn't overly serious. The 24-year-old blueliner is expected to skate with Ian Cole on Colorado's second pairing against Dallas.

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