Nutivaara has recorded only one assist with five shots, nine hits, 13 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating over his last 12 games.
The 25-year-old remains a steady presence in his own end and a key cog in a blue line corps that has been helping rookie netminder Elvis Merzlikins shine, but Nutivaara hasn't been doing much to help fantasy GMs. Don't expect that to change down the stretch.
Nutivaara (upper body) went minus-1 in 16:17 during Monday's 4-2 win over the Kings.
Nutivaara's first game in two months was a quiet one. The Finnish defenseman figures to serve in a third-pairing role. Fantasy owners need not pay much attention -- he has only two goals through 11 appearances this season.
Nutivaara (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Sunday.
Nutivaara has been skating for over a month but hasn't played in a game since Nov. 5. The 25-year-old is expected to return to the lineup for Monday's game versus the Kings, likely bumping out Gabriel Carlsson. Nutivaara has two goals through 10 games this season.
Nutivaara (upper body) practiced with a no-contact jersey Monday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Following a report by Portzline on Sunday revealing there was no clear timeline for Nutivaara's return, the 24-year-old defenseman has made his next step in recovery. Nutivaara needs to elevate to full participation before being reinserted into the lineup, but it's realistic to project him to return within the next week or so. It comes at a crucial time since Zach Werenski (shoulder) is expected to miss four weeks.
Nutivaara (upper body) still has no clear timeline to return, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
It's unlikely Nutivaara returns to the lineup this week, and his absence became more damaging following the report that Zach Werenski (shoulder) will miss the next four weeks. Nutivaara hasn't played since Nov. 5, and he's recorded two goals and zero assists through 10 contests.
Nutivaara (upper body) remains on injured reserve ahead of Friday's matchup with St. Louis, per the NHL's official media site.
Nutivaara will be eligible to return whenever he's deemed fit to play, but at this point there's no telling when that might be. Another update on the 25-year-old blueliner's status should surface once he's set to rejoin the lineup.
The Blue Jackets place Nutivaara (upper body) on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 5, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
With the move, the earliest Nutivaara can return is Tuesday's game against the Canadians, and he's thought of as day-to-day. The Finn suffered the injury in Tuesday's game against Vegas, and it's still unclear how long he'll be sidelined. Scott Harrington should continue to be deployed in Columbus' bottom defensive pair for the time being.
Nutivaara (upper body) won't travel with the Blue Jackets to Arizona for Thursday's clash with the Coyotes, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Thursday's contest is the first in a three-game road trip for Columbus, so at this point it seems like a foregone conclusion that Nutivaara will miss multiple matches with the upper-body injury he sustained Tuesday versus Vegas. Scott Harrington is the leading candidate to replace Nutivaara on the Blue Jackets' bottom pairing.
Nutivaara suffered a upper-body injury and won't return to Tuesday's game against Vegas.
It's unclear how Nutivaara suffered the injury, but will miss out on the last half of the third period. The Finn had just missed the past two games with a lower-body injury, so the hope for he and the team is that his new issue isn't long term. Columbus will roll with five defenseman for the remainder of the game.
As expected, Nutivaara (lower body) will return to the lineup for Wednesday's game against Edmonton, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Nutivaara will return to a top-four role following a two-game absence, skating with David Savard on the Blue Jackets' second pairing. The 25-year-old Finn has potted two goals and fired 14 shots on net in eight games this campaign.
Nutivaara (lower body) is expected to return to action Wednesday against the Oilers, Jacob Myers of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
With Ryan Murray (hand) on IR, the Jackets can ill afford to be without two of their regular blueliners. Nutivaara has missed the last two contests with his injury but was able to practice Monday, and the 25-year-old has two goals and a plus-1 rating through eight games this season.
Nutivaara (lower body) did not accompany the team to Philadelphia and will miss Saturday's game versus the Flyers, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Nutivaara failed to suit up Oct. 24 and will miss a second straight contest after not making the trip to Philly. Following Saturday, he'll get the benefit of three days off between games. The 25-year-old has scored twice in eight contests this season.
Nutivaara (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Hurricanes, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Nutivaara is apparently just a "little dinged up," so he shouldn't be sidelined for long. Scott Harrington will take his spot in the lineup for Thursday's contest.
Nutivaara (undisclosed) missed Wednesday's practice and coach John Tortorella said he's a "little dinged up," Jeff Svoboda of NHL.com reports.
Nutivaara is considered day-to-day ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Hurricanes. The 25-year-old blueliner already has two goals through eight games, but he's ringing up at a 14.3 shooting percentage -- an unsustainable rate. If he's unable to suit up Thursday, expect Scott Harrington to enter the mix.
Nutivaara scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Hurricanes.
Goals don't come any easier than this one -- the 25-year-old drifted down from the blue line and wound up unmarked at the far post, allowing him to simply tap in Ryan Murray's pass through the slot. It's Nutivaara's only point so far through four games, and his value to the Jackets comes more from his reliable play at the other end of the ice than his offensive contributions.
Nutivaara missed Sunday's scrimmages due to an illness but was back on the ice Monday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
The defenseman missed the end of the Jackets' playoff run last year with a rib injury, but he was healthy for the beginning of training camp until picking up a bug this weekend. Nutivaara scored five goals and 21 points in 80 games last season for Columbus and should slot in on one of the club's bottom two pairings again in 2019-20.
Nutivaara is dealing with a muscle tear in his rib area and has been given a four-week prognosis according to GM Jarmo Kekalainen, Brian Hedger of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Nutivaara has been held off the ice for going on three weeks, so it's apparent that a return to the ice was looming if the Blue Jackets would have advanced to the conference finals. Instead, he'll now get some much-needed rest time as the team shifts its attention to the offseason.
Nutivaara is still dealing with an upper-body injury and isn't expected to be available for Thursday's Game 4 against Boston, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Nutivaara has been skating since Saturday, but he still hasn't been cleared to start taking contact, and remains without a definite timetable for his return to game action. Adam Clendening will continue to skate on the Blue Jackets' bottom pairing until Nutivaara is deemed fit to play.
Nutivaara (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's Game 2 against the Bruins, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Nutivaara finally resumed skating Saturday after being held off the practice sheet for more than two weeks due to an upper-body injury, but he has yet to be cleared for contact, and doesn't appear to be particularly close to rejoining the lineup. Adam Clendening will continue to fill in on the Blue Jackets' bottom pairing until Nutivaara is given the green light.
Nutivaara (upper body) will not play against the Bruins on Thursday for Game 1 of the conference semifinals, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Nutivaara is a quality secondary scorer from the blue line, plus he can mix it up with a fair amount of hits and blocked shots, but the Blue Jackets won the final two games against the Lightning without him. Adam Clendening should continue seeing time in Nutivaara's stead, though Clendening isn't a viable fantasy option since he typically doesn't clear 10 minutes per game.
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