Nieto (lower body) agreed to terms on a two-year, $1.7 million contract with San Jose on Monday.
Nieto appeared in just 28 games for the Sharks this season, ending the year on injured reserve due to a lower-body issue. When he was healthy, the 28-year-old winger managed five goals and two assists while averaging 14:00 of ice time. In a full 82-game season, Nieto should challenge for the 20-point threshold, a mark he had reached in the previous three campaigns.
Nieto (lower body) won't be available for Wednesday's season finale versus Vegas, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Nieto was limited to just 28 games this season due to injury, picking up seven points over that span. The specific nature of Nieto's lower-body issue remains a mystery, so at this point it isn't clear if he'll be ready for next campaign's training camp.
Nieto (lower body) has suffered a subsequent setback in his recovery and is no longer skating, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Nieto suffered a setback at the beginning of this month but had worked his way back and was skating again until this recent setback, which knocked him back to the rehab stage. While he hasn't been ruled out officially, Nieto seems unlikely to play again this season.
Nieto (lower body) has suffered a setback in his recovery, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Coach Bob Boughner was hoping Nieto would be ready to return sometime next week, but that seems to be out of the question following the forward's setback. Check back for another update on Nieto whenever he's given the green light to return to practice.
Head coach Bob Boughner said Monday that Nieto (lower body) is expected to miss the rest of the week, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Boughner was openly pessimistic about Nieto's recovery, so his return likely won't be for a while. The 28-year-old posted seven points over 28 games before this injury. He'll remain on injured reserve until he gains medical clearance.
Nieto (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per CapFriendly.
Nieto has already missed five games with the injury -- if this was a retroactive designation, he's eligible to return at any time. The 28-year-old has mostly played in a middle-six role for the Sharks this year, with seven points in 28 contests.
Nieto (lower body) will not play Saturday versus the Coyotes, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Nieto will miss his fifth straight game with the injury. At this point, the 28-year-old winger's timeline has yet to be announced. His next chance to return is Monday versus the Wild.
Nieto (lower body) won't play Friday against Arizona, but he could be an option for Saturday's rematch with the Coyotes, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Nieto will miss a fourth straight game Friday, but he's clearly nearing a return to action. Another update on the 28-year-old forward should surface prior to puck drop Saturday night.
Nieto (lower body) did not take line rushes and will not play Wednesday versus the Kings, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Nieto will miss his third straight game with the injury. With Nieto out, Antti Suomela is set to appear in a fourth-line role. Nieto's next chance to return is Friday versus the Coyotes.
Nieto (lower body) won't play in Monday's game versus the Kings, Kevin Kurz of The Athletic reports.
Nieto is poised to miss a second straight game. The 28-year-old played in the first 28 games of the year, averaging 14 minutes of ice time and producing seven points (five goals, two assists). His next chance to suit up is Wednesday's rematch against Los Angeles.
Nieto (lower body) is not on the ice for warmups, indicating he won't play Saturday versus the Blues, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.
Nieto was a game-time decision Saturday. In his absence, Antti Suomela is expected to enter the lineup. Nieto's next chance to get in a game is Monday versus the Kings.
Nieto (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Blues, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
The nature of Nieto's injury is a mystery, but his status against St. Louis will likely boil down to a game-time decision.
Nieto scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Golden Knights.
With Rudolfs Balcers (upper body) out, Nieto saw time on the Sharks' second line. That unit produced the Sharks' first tally, as Nieto converted on a pass from Timo Meier. The 28-year-old Nieto has worked in a variety of roles this year, amassing seven points, 44 shots on net, 24 hits and a minus-4 rating through 27 games. He'll have a slight boost in fantasy value while working in a top-six role, but it's probably not enough to help most fantasy managers.
Nieto recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 6-0 win over the Ducks.
Head coach Bob Boughner shuffled his lines, and Nieto saw a promotion to the second line with Tomas Hertl and Timo Meier. That trio combined for Meier's goal in the third period. Nieto has mainly seen bottom-six usage this year. He's racked up six points, 35 shots, 21 hits and a minus-3 rating in 24 outings.
Nieto scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Nieto's tally snapped an 11-game point drought for the winger. He's worked mostly in a fourth-line role with penalty-killing duties. Through 21 games, Nieto has four goals, an assist, 30 shots on net and a minus-4 rating.
Nieto netted a goal on three shots in Friday's 5-4 shootout win over the Ducks.
Nieto opened the scoring at 12:50 of the first period. The 28-year-old winger is up to three goals, one assist and 15 shots on net through 15 games. Working in a fourth-line role, there's little reason for fantasy managers to pay attention to Nieto's production.
Nieto scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Wild.
Nieto's tally was an empty-netter, providing some insurance to help the Sharks split the two-game set versus the Wild. The 28-year-old winger has two goals and a helper through six contests in a bottom-six role.
Nieto scored the Sharks' only goal in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Wild.
Nieto answered Minnesota's Joel Eriksson Ek's opening tally just 1:11 later in the first period. Other than that, the Sharks couldn't solve Cam Talbot, who left with an injury after the first period, or Kaapo Kahkonen. Nieto has a goal, an assist, seven shots on net and a minus-1 rating through five appearances. Playing in a fourth-line role, Nieto probably won't contribute much on the scoresheet.
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.
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|03/13||@ ANA||W 3-1||0||0||0||0||17:35|
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|03/08||vs STL||W 3-2 (OT)||0||0||0||0||18:37|
|03/06||vs LV||L 0-4||0||0||0||0||14:40|
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