Nieto has signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Sharks.
Nieto appeared in 70 games with the Avalanche last campaign, totaling eight goals and 21 points over that span. The 27-year-old winger's ceiling is right around the 25-point mark, so he won't be a useful fantasy option in 2020-21.
Nieto posted an assist in Monday's 6-3 win over the Stars in Game 5.
Nieto combined with Logan O'Connor and goal-scorer Pierre-Edouard Bellemare for the Avalanche's opening tally Monday. The assist gave Nieto three points to go with 17 shots on net and 13 hits through 12 playoff contests. The 27-year-old typically skates on the fourth line and isn't worthy of much fantasy attention.
Nieto had eight goals and 21 points with a plus-7 rating and 85 shots on net in 70 games prior to the NHL pausing the season in March.
It's been a solid season for Nieto, but a great deal of his production came before the middle of February. In the first 52 games of the season, Nieto had eight goals and 20 points with a plus-12 rating and 71 shots. In the final 18 games before the season's suspension, he had no goals, one point, a minus-5 rating and 14 shots in 18 games. It will be interesting to see if Nieto returns to his early season form or continues his slump when (assuming games get completed) games resume.
Nieto registered an assist and two PIM in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Canucks.
The helper snapped a 14-game point drought for the 27-year-old winger. Nieto has struggled with consistency lately, and he only has 21 points and 83 shots through 67 contests overall. His fantasy value is limited to deeper formats.
Nieto (upper body) was minus-1 in 11:33 of playing time Wednesday in a 3-2 win over Buffalo.
Nieto's status was up in the air coming into the day after he wore a non-contact jersey during Tuesday's practice, but the 27-year-old was back on Colorado's fourth line in Wednesday's win. Nieto has gone 10 straight games without a point, a skid that began on Feb. 8.
Nieto (upper body) will play against the Sabres on Wednesday, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Nieto wore a no-contact jersey during Tuesday's practice, but he'll avoid missing his first game of the season. The 27-year-old winger is on a nine-game pointless streak, and he's slated for a bottom-six role in this cross-conference clash.
Nieto (undisclosed) wore a non-contact jersey during Tuesday's practice, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Colorado has yet to release any details regarding the specific nature of Nieto's injury, but he should be considered questionable at best for Wednesday's game against the Sabres at this juncture. Another update on the 27-year-old winger's status should surface following the Avalanche's game-day skate.
Nieto recorded one block in a 3-0 victory over the Senators on Tuesday.
It was another rather uneventful performance for Nieto, who's had too many of those lately. He has just two goals and no points in the last 16 games. Nieto started so well, though, that he was bound to regress at least a little in the second half. He has eight goals and 20 points with a plus-12 rating in 55 games this season.
Nieto scored the game-winning goal in Monday's 6-3 win over the Red Wings.
Nieto entered Monday on a nine-game point drought that's seen him slip to the fourth line. The 27-year-old is up to 19 points, 65 shots on goal and a plus-10 rating in 49 games. He's still on pace to top his career high of 27 points from 2014-15 with the Sharks, but he'll need to find some consistency in a limited role to achieve that target.
Nieto posted zero points with one shot and a plus-1 rating in a 4-0 victory over the Sharks on Thursday.
Owners are quickly forgetting about Nieto's strong first half, as the veteran wing has zero points and a minus-2 rating in the last eight games. During that stretch, he also has just seven shots on goal. Nieto still has six goals and 18 points this season, but unless he ends this dry spell soon, setting new career bests in goals and points will not remain realistic.
Nieto has one goal, two assists, a plus-2 rating and 14 shots on net in the last 10 games.
The 27-year-old has cooled off a little since the middle of December, but that's probably to be expected after his blazing start. Nieto sits just nine points shy of a career high with half a season to go. His shooting percentage is a tad higher than his norm, but he's on pace to reach 100 shots on net for the first time since 2014-15, and that's more directly tied to his success. He has six goals and 18 points with a plus-10 rating in 42 games this season.
Nieto put up two assists in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Stars.
Nieto is on a career pace and by a wide margin. His 18 points have him tracking toward a 38-point season if he continues this pace. Still, Nieto's fantasy value is limited -- all but two of those 18 points have come at even strength. Nice night, though.
Nieto scored a shorthanded goal on three shots and went plus-2 in Monday's 7-3 win over the Golden Knights.
Nieto restored the lead for the Avalanche at 14:28 of the first period, while Joonas Donskoi served a holding minor. It's the sixth goal of the season for Nieto, who has 16 points, a plus-9 rating and 52 shots through 37 contests.
Nieto has one goal and six points with a plus-6 rating in the last 12 games.
The 27-year-old isn't getting many pucks to the net or goals, but he's picking up assists regularly and contributing in plus/minus. Nieto only has one goal in his last 19 contests, but because he scored four times in the first month of the season, his shooting percentage is still higher than normal. He has five goals and 15 points with a plus-6 rating and 10.9 shooting percentage in 35 games this season.
Nieto recorded an assist in Monday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Flames.
Nieto provided the secondary assist on Valeri Nichushkin's second-period goal. Nieto is up to 14 points in 30 appearances this season. He's managed a goal and four assists in his last seven outings, so there's signs that the 27-year-old may be heating up.
Nieto picked up an assist in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Blackhawks.
Nieto dished the primary helper on Nazem Kadri's second tally of the game, which gave the Avalanche a lead they'd never relinquish. Nieto has points in three straight games, and the winger has compiled five goals and seven assists in 26 appearances this year.
Nieto scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Oilers.
With Andre Burakovsky in the locker room during the third period due to an upper-body injury, Nieto made the most of his time on the first line, converting on a Nathan MacKinnon pass. Nieto's goal snapped a six-game point drought for the winger. He's at five goals and 10 points in 24 games this season.
Nieto hasn't posted a point and has registered a minus-4 rating in the last six games.
The 27-year-old experienced a decent first month with four goals, nine points and a plus-4 rating in 17 games to open the season. Since then, though, Nieto has gone silent and has posted a plus-rating only once. However, there's still encouraging signs, as Nieto has five shots on net in the last three contests, and his four goals does already match what he tallied in 2018-19.
Nieto collected an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets.
Nieto's helper came on the first of two goals scored by Cale Makar in the contest. Nieto has three points in his last two games and nine points through 17 appearances overall this season. The California native managed 23 points (four goals, 19 helpers) in 64 outings last year, but he's picked up the pace a bit in 2019-20, which might earn him some interest in deeper fantasy formats. However, his shooting percentage is at 14.2, compared to a career rate of 9.2 percent -- be wary that his current success seems a bit unsustainable.
Nieto scored a short-handed goal and added an assist in Thursday's 9-4 win over Nashville. He had two shots on goal.
Nieto swatted a J.T. Compher pass out of mid-air to finish off a 2-on-1 and extend Colorado's lead to 6-3 eight minutes into the second period. It was Nieto's fourth goal of the year and his first shorty since last December. Nieto's four goals this season already match his output in 64 games all of last season and put him on a pace to threaten the career-high 15 goals he scored in 2017-18.
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