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38 Nikita Scherbak LW

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April 16, 2019 02:24 PM
Nikita Scherbak: Signs overseas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak inked a one-year deal with KHL club Avangard Omsk for the 2019-20 campaign, Andrew Zadarnowski of TSN 690 reports.

Scherbak saw action in a mere eight games with the Kings this season, in which he tallied one goal, 12 shots and a minus-4 rating. The winger was playing with AHL Ontario after being waived in January and failed to earn a call-up the rest of the way. The 22-year-old will give the KHL a shot for the 2019-20 season and could still earn his way back to the NHL if he performs well.

January 7, 2019 10:36 PM
Kings' Nikita Scherbak: Drops to waivers again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Kings waived Scherbak on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

The Kings scooped Scherbak off waivers from the Canadiens in December, and the 23-year-old finds himself in the same position barely a month later. In eight games with the Kings, Scherbak scored a goal and went minus-4, and he served as a healthy scratch five times. If he clears waivers, Scherbak will be assigned to AHL Ontario.

December 7, 2018 10:04 PM
Kings' Nikita Scherbak: Eligible to play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak's (personal) work visa has been finalized, which means he can suit up versus Vegas on Saturday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

Scherbak figures to slot into a bottom-six role for the club, having been claimed off waivers Dec. 2. In 26 appearances for the Habs this year, the Russian winger tallied four goals, two helpers and 39 shots while averaging 13:23 of ice time.

December 7, 2018 01:36 AM
Kings' Nikita Scherbak: Unavailable against New Jersey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak (personal) won't play Thursday against the Devils, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.

Scherbak is no longer dealing with an injury, but he's still waiting for his work visa to be approved. The 23-year-old forward's next opportunity to make his Kings debut will come Saturday against Vegas.

December 6, 2018 07:44 PM
Kings' Nikita Scherbak: Could return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherback (undisclosed) indicated Thursday that he's nearing a return to the ice and could play in the evening's contest against the Devils, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Kings activated Scherback off of injured reserve Tuesday, indicating that he's nearing a return to the lineup. He should come back to a bottom-six role when healthy, with Thursday's contest still on the table.

December 5, 2018 12:20 AM
Kings' Nikita Scherbak: Lifted from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday but won't play versus the Coyotes, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.

Scherbak will watch Tuesday's game from the press box but he could make his Kings debut Thursday against the Devils. He's expected to work in the bottom six and may acquire special-teams duties.

December 5, 2018 12:20 AM
Kings' Nikita Scherbak: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak (undisclosed) has landed on injured reserve per the NHL media site.

According to the NHL media site, Scherbak was designated for IR retroactive to Nov. 11, so it could be just a matter of finalizing his visa situation before the team activates him. Once cleared to play, the former Hab should slot into a bottom-six role and will likely bump Sheldon Rempal or Michael Amadio back to the minors.

December 2, 2018 01:52 PM
Kings' Nikita Scherbak: Picked up despite injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak is dealing with an undisclosed injury but is close to returning, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Kings claimed Scherbak off waivers knowing he was nursing a minor injury. He won't play Sunday versus the Hurricanes, but the 23-year-old will look to crack the lineup Tuesday against the Coyotes.

December 2, 2018 12:36 PM
Kings' Nikita Scherbak: Scooped by Kings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Kings claimed Scherbak off waivers from the Canadiens on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Scherbak was the Canadiens' 26th overall pick in the 2014 draft, but he's suited up for just 29 NHL games and notched seven points. Scherbak could make an immediate impact with the Kings since Ilya Kovalchuk (infection) has a hazy timeline to return.

December 1, 2018 05:28 PM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Subjected to waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak was waived by the Canadiens on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

Scherbak was placed on injured reserve Nov. 20 after suffering a lower-body injury on his conditioning loan with AHL Laval. He's since returned to practice, but the winger is still waiting to make his season debut at the top level. Unless another team claims him, he won't get that chance right away, as Scherbak would almost assuredly head back to the AHL's Rocket upon clearing.

November 26, 2018 07:32 PM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak (lower body) participated in practice Monday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.

Scherbak has yet to play for Montreal this season but not because of injury. He was a healthy scratch for the first month before going out on a conditioning stint at AHL Laval, where he suffered his injury. Coach Claude Julien said Scherbak will not be in the lineup Tuesday against Carolina.

November 20, 2018 07:04 PM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Moves to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak (lower body) was transferred to injured reserve Tuesday, CapFriendly reports.

The Habs announced that Scherbak won't accompany the team on a two-game road trip to New Jersey and Buffalo, respectively. A 22-year-old Russian, Scherbak has yet to make his season debut.

November 20, 2018 01:08 PM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Remains sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak (lower body) won't travel with the Canadiens for their upcoming two-game road trip, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Scherbak is still undergoing treatment for the lower-body injury he suffered during his recent conditioning assignment, and the Canadiens have yet to release any information regarding a potential timeline for his return. The 22-year-old winger should be considered out indefinitely until Montreal elects to shed some light on his condition.

November 14, 2018 03:05 PM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Hurt during conditioning assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak suffered a lower-body injury while on a conditioning assignment and has been recalled by the team.

Scherbak had served as a healthy scratch for the entirety of the 2018-19 campaign, so the Habs decided to send him down to the minors to get some work in, but unfortunately the winger picked up a knock and will now miss time due to injury. The Russian won't join the team on its current road trip, instead remaining in Montreal to begin treatment.

October 31, 2018 07:04 AM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Heads down for conditioning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak was assigned to AHL Laval for a conditioning stint.

Rumors circulated earlier in October that Scherbak could be waived or traded once Jacob De La Rose returned from a chest injury, but it was De La Rose who hit waivers. Still, Scherbak hasn't suited up for a game with the Canadiens yet, so the team is sending him down to get him some work. The conditioning assignment means Scherbak won't have to be exposed to waivers. He was strong last season in the minors, compiling 41 points in 66 games.

October 11, 2018 06:40 PM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Facing uncertain future
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak could be waived or traded in the near future, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

Once teammate Jacob De La Rose (chest) is cleared to play, the Canadiens will need to cut someone to make room on the roster. The candidates receiving the most consideration are Scherbak and De La Rose himself. Both must clear waivers if reassigned to AHL Laval and the belief internally is either will be claimed if exposed. The two forwards bring vastly different skillsets to the table, with Scherbak being more gifted offensively and De La Rose excelling more in his own end. For his career, the 22-year-old Russian has 94 points in 140 AHL games, to go along with seven points in 29 games at the NHL level.

September 19, 2018 10:53 AM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak (concussion) will play Wednesday night versus the Panthers, drawing into a preseason contest at home.

Scherbak missed the final two games of the 2017-18 campaign with a concussion, but he appeared in an Aug. 24 charity game, and evidently, the winger progressed well enough over the summer in order to be greenlit for early preseason action. There's plenty of hype surrounding Montreal's first-round (26th overall) draft selection from 2014, but he's only drawn into 29 games at the top level to date, with four goals and two assists comprising his point total over that span.

August 24, 2018 01:24 PM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Back on ice after concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak played in a charity tournament this month after missing the final two games of the 2017-18 season with a concussion, the Montreal Gazette reports.

Sherbak was back on the ice for charity in a three-on-three tournament hosted by Kris Letang, indicating the concussion suffered near the end of last season is behind him. With training camp upcoming for the Canadiens, the 22-year-old winger is looking to solidify a roster spot with the team. Last season, he put up six points in 26 games for the Habs and would have to clear waivers before being sent down if the team can't find a spot in the lineup for him.

April 4, 2018 12:01 PM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Will miss last two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak will not be in action for the Habs' final two contests of the 2017-18 season after suffering a concussion, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

Since coming into the lineup in February, Scherbak logged six points in 24 outings, along with 39 shots and 17 hits. In the minors, the winger scored over a point per game with the Rocket (30 points in 26 appearances). If he can secure a permanent spot in the Habs' lineup next season, the Russian could provide decent mid-range value.

March 22, 2018 02:33 PM
Canadiens' Nikita Scherbak: Scores shortie in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherbak scored a short-handed goal, had two shots, blocked a shot and finished plus-1 over 13:37 of ice time in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

Scherbak has some offensive potential, but he's hampered by an impotent lineup and stuck on the third line. Wednesday's loss officially eliminated the Canadiens from postseason contention, so all efforts should be on developing guys like Scherbak, who, unlike other recent first-round draft picks, appears to be part of the team's future.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/190
Birthdate:
12/30/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Moscow, Russia
Team:
Montreal Canadiens
School:

NHL Experience:
1