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.
Nutivaara (upper body) joined the team for its trip to Boston for Games 1 and 2, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Nutivaara was unable to suit up for the Jackets' previous two contests due to his upper-body issue, but appears to be heading in the right direction. With Ryan Murray (upper body) and Adam McQuaid (head) both staying in Columbus, the club's blue line could definitely benefit from getting Nutivaara back. If he does slot into the lineup for Game 1, it will likely be at the expense of Adam Clendening.
Nutivaara (undisclosed) won't return to the lineup against the Lightning on Tuesday, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Coach John Tortorella will stick with his Game 3 lineups, which means Nutivaara will miss his second game due to his undisclosed injury. The Finn averaged 21:36 of ice time in the first two games of the series and should continue eating up big minutes was given the all-clear. Adam Clendening figures to continue deputizing in Nutivaara's stead.
Nutivaara was absent from Monday's practice session with an undisclosed injury, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Nutivaara was on the receiving end of a hit from Nikita Kucherov, which saw the Russian winger suspended for one game. The fact that coach John Tortorella was unable to provide an update on Nutivaara doesn't bode well for the blueliner to return to the lineup for Tuesday's Game 4 versus Tampa Bay after previously missing Game 3 on Sunday.
Nutivaara will be a healthy scratch for Game 3 on Sunday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
In the first two games of the series, Nutivaara had just one shot on goal and a plus-1 rating. It's unclear whether or not he'll draw back into the lineup for Tuesday's game. Adam Clendening will replace him for Sunday's contest.
Nutivaara (illness) returned to practice Thursday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Nutivaara will presumably take his place among the pairings in the evening's contest after missing Tuesday due to a bug. The third-year blueliner hasn't been able to match the 23 points over 61 games he recorded during his sophomore season, owning just 17 through 71 games. Either way, he doesn't produce enough offensively to warrant fantasy consideration in the vast majority of leagues.
Nutivaara (illness) will not be in the lineup for Tuesday's showdown against Calgary.
Nutivaara was a late scratch as his ailment wasn't announced until after warmups. The Finnish blueliner has just two assists over his last 26 outings. Dean Kukan will replace him during his absence.
Nutivaara has gone 11 games without registering a point, producing 11 shots, 13 hits, seven blocked shots and a minus-3 rating while averaging 14:09 in ice time over that stretch.
The rearguard has yet to play more than 66 games in a season, but Nutivaara has been able to stay healthy and should easily top that in 2018-19. The rest of his numbers have taken a step backwards, however, and with Ryan Murray enjoying the best season of his career, Nutivaara has slipped down the depth chart and now finds himself on the Jackets' third pairing, Barring an injury to one of Columbus' bigger names on the blue line, don't expect his fantasy value to change much down the stretch.
Nutivaara tallied an assist and logged 20:21 of ice time during Saturday's 2-1 overtime win against the Capitals.
Nutivaara's helper on Cam Atkinson's first-period goal one minute into the game snapped an 11-game scoring drought for the Finnish defender. With four goals and 13 points in 43 games, the 24-year-old will likely return to the third defense pairing once Ryan Murray (illness) returns to the lineup and has very limited fantasy value.
Nutivaara (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday and is projected to play Friday against the Hurricanes, Kurt Dusterberg of NHL.com reports.
While Nutivaara skipped Wednesday's practice due to being a bit banged up, he doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing Friday's contest. The blueliner is slated to pair with Ryan Murray and will look to add to his 13 points through 39 games this season.
Nutivaara was not in attendance for Wednesday's practice session due to an undisclosed injury, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Coach John Tortorella didn't sound overly concerned, as he described Nutivarra as "nicked," but declined to elaborate any further. The blueliner is bogged down in a seven-game pointless streak during which he is averaging a mere 16:25 of ice time. Unless he can secure more minutes, the Finn could see his drought drag on.
Nutivaara hasn't scored a point in the Blue Jackets' last seven games, his longest drought of the season.
The 24-year-old blueliner isn't a big fantasy asset with four goals and 13 points through 39 games, but he'd been remarkably consistent until the last couple of weeks when it came to picking up the stray point here and there. Nutivaara is still on pace to top last season's career-high 23 points, but barring a big change to his role and increased ice time, he won't be putting together any sort of breakout in the second half.
Nutivaara scored a goal and registered three shots on net in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to Detroit.
Tuesday's goal marked Nutivaara's first score of the year, so the Blue Jackets will hope it's a sign of things to come rather than an aberration. The 24-year-old blueliner has enjoyed a rock-solid start to the campaign, notching one goal and six points in 11 appearances, so he's definitely worth a look in most fantasy formats if he's still available.
Nutivaara tallied one assist and registered seven shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Colorado.
The 24-year-old has two helpers thus far while averaging 19:02 of ice time, a jump of more than three minutes from his average a season ago. Nutivaara will continue seeing top-four minutes for the foreseeable future, especially considering Seth Jones' knee injury is set to keep him out until at least early November.
Nutivaara will represent Team Finland at the upcoming IIHF World Hockey Championship, Tom Reed of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
Nutivaara progressed nicely in his sophomore campaign with the Blue Jackets, setting career highs in goals (seven) and assists (16) while posting a respectable plus-13 rating in 61 contests. The 2015 seventh-round pick will hope to continue his development by matching up with some of the world's best players in Denmark.
Nutivaara will suit up against the Capitals in Game 1 on Thursday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
Nutivaara's return may push Jack Johnson back into an observer role, as coach John Tortorella seems to prefer the Finn. Considering the 23-year-old notched four goals and an assist in his eight games prior to getting hurt, you can see why the coaching staff wants the offensively-mind defenseman in the lineup.
Nutivaara (upper body) won't play Saturday against the Predators, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Cleveland reports.
Nutivaara will miss a third consecutive game, and the Blue Jackets have yet to release any details regarding a potential timeline for his return to action. Columbus will hope to have the 23-year-old blueliner back for Game 1 of its upcoming first-round playoff series, as he was on a roll before suffering his upper-body injury, racking up four goals and five points in his last 10 games.
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