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22 Nikita Zaitsev D

Toronto Maple Leafs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
43%19%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
4610142922:03
Latest News
  • Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Back to blocking shots

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (2/1/18) Zaitsev recorded three blocks in his return from a foot injury against the Islanders on Wednesday.

    Zaitsev clearly wasn't holding back as he also registered a pair of hits, putting his body on the line. The Moscow native logged 21:56 of ice time, which ended his 17-game absence. Dating back to before his injury, the defenseman is currently riding a nine-game pointless streak.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Set to play Wednesday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/31/18) Zaitsev (foot) will return to the lineup against the Islanders on Wednesday, Paul Hendrick of the Maple Leafs' official site reports.

    Zaitsev is suiting up for the first time since Dec. 15 (a 17-game absence). Prior to getting hurt, the defenseman was bogged down in an eight-game pointless streak, during which he fired a mere seven shots on net. At this point, it seems unlikely the Russian will match his rookie campaign of 36 points in 82 games.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: On target for Wednesday return

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/30/18) Zaitsev (foot) practiced Monday and looks likely to be in the lineup Wednesday against the Islanders, reports the Toronto Sun.

    "It's pretty evident we missed him," said coach Mike Babcock of the defender who went down Dec. 15. Zaitsev looked great Monday and had no problems keeping up with the pace of the practice. That's great news for the Leafs and his owners, as getting him back on the ice will stabilize the back end and hopefully get the team back into a winning groove.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Still 2-3 weeks away

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/10/18) Zaitsev (lower body) will remain out for another 2-3 weeks, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.

    Zaitsev has missed the Leafs' previous 10 outings and appears set to miss several more. Prior to getting hurt, the blueliner was bogged down in an eight-game pointless streak. In his stead, the team has relied on a rotation of defensemen that includes Connor Carrick and Travis Dermott.

    Maple Leafs' Nikita Zaitsev: Out at least two weeks

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/17/17) Updating an earlier report, Zaitsev (lower body) is expected to be out of action for at least two weeks, reports the Toronto Sun.

    The injury may have happened when Zaitsev blocked a shot Friday night against Detroit, but there was no confirmation from the always tight-lipped Leafs.

 
Last 7 Games
02/05ANA000319:54
02/07NSH000020:48
02/10OTT000321:11
02/12TB000125:16
02/14CLB000-123:44
02/17PIT000-220:11
02/18DET000121:50
Two Week Schedule
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CLB
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L 3 - 5
18
@DET
W 3 - 2
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7:00 pm
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7:00 pm
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BOS
7:00 pm
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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Toronto8243236-22100000
2017-18Toronto44461014001000
12683846-81010
MORE CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Toronto1063.81805:322438164:14141:00380019
2017-18Toronto429.5994:19128411:50139:22291012
1485.42799:513722176:04280:22671031
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2016-17Toronto4000-4000000
4000-4000000
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2016-17Toronto50.086:591211:553:170000
50.086:591211:553:170000
 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/196
Birthdate:
10/29/1991
Age:
26
Hometown:
Moscow, Russia, USSR
Team:
Toronto Maple Leafs
School:

NHL Experience:
1