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97 Nikita Gusev LW

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May 1, 2021 11:44 PM
Panthers' Nikita Gusev: First goal with Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev scored a goal on four shots in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Blackhawks.

Gusev tallied at 2:30 of the second period for his first goal as a Panther. The 28-year-old has picked up four points in nine outings since he was signed by the Panthers after his contract was terminated by the Devils. For the season, the Russian winger has nine points, 66 shots on net and a minus-13 rating in 29 appearances.

April 12, 2021 02:08 PM
Panthers' Nikita Gusev: Debut expected Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev is expected to make his Panthers debut in Thursday's game versus the Lightning.

The Panthers will play in Dallas on Tuesday night, and Gusev will meet the team in Tampa Bay for Thursday's game. According to David Dwork of Local 10 Miami, coach Joel Quenneville said Monday that Gusev could handle a prominent role right away, and he handle power-play time regardless. The 28-year-ols posted 13 goals and 31 assists last season with the Devils, but he struggled this year with just five points through 20 games.

April 12, 2021 12:32 AM
Panthers' Nikita Gusev: Signs with Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev signed with the Panthers on Sunday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.

Gusev had his contract terminated by the Devils on Saturday, making him eligible to sign with a playoff contender. It's been a rough year for the 28-year-old winger, as he's produced just five points and a minus-12 rating through 20 contests. However, Gusev produced 13 goals and 44 points last season, so he has proven to be a capable NHL player before. Due to COVID-19 protocol, it's unclear when he'll be eligible for his Panthers debut.

April 9, 2021 12:12 PM
Nikita Gusev: Placed on unconditional waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev was placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

Gusev will now be free to sign with another club at a lower salary than the $4.5 million cap hit he carried with the Devils. The 28-year-old forward played well last season, racking up 13 goals and 44 points in 66 games with New Jersey, but he's struggled mightily this year, having totaled just five points in 20 appearances.

April 2, 2021 01:12 PM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Assigned to taxi squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev was assigned to New Jersey's taxi squad after clearing waivers Friday, Mike Morreale of reports.

Gusev has struggled this season, picking up just five points in 20 games after an impressive 2019-20 campaign in which he racked up 44 points in 66 contests. The 28-year-old forward will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and it seems likely he'll be moving on from the Devils.

April 1, 2021 12:44 PM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Waived by New Jersey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev was waived by the Devils on Thursday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

Gusev has been a healthy scratch for 10 of New Jersey's last 14 games, so this news shouldn't come as a shock. The 28-year-old winger has tallied just five points in 20 games this season after racking up 44 points in 66 contests in 2019-20.

March 3, 2021 09:32 AM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Points in four of six
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev had the primary assist on New Jersey's only goal in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Islanders.

After extended possession in the Islanders' zone with the Devils' net empty, New Jersey finally managed to end Semyon Varlamov's shutout bid with less than 14 seconds remaining. Gusev did most of the heavy lifting on the play, cutting in along the goal line before finding Miles Wood for a tap-in on the other side of the crease. The helper was Gusev's fifth point in 15 games overall but his fourth in the last six.

February 24, 2021 04:12 AM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Scores in second straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev scored his second goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Sabres.

While his tally didn't change the outcome, it did ruin Linus Ullmark's shutout bid, as Gusev fired the puck past a diving netminder with less than 30 seconds left in the game. It's the second time in as many games the 28-year-old has found the back of the net in the final minute. Gusev has three points in 11 contests this year.

February 21, 2021 10:20 AM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev (not injury related) was added to New Jersey's active roster and will play in Sunday's game against Washington, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Gusev needed some extra time to ramp up his conditioning after he was activated from the league's COVID-19 protocol list, but he will finally make his return to the lineup after a three-game absence. The 28-year-old has gotten off to a slow start this season, supplying one assist, 24 shots and a minus-6 rating across nine games. Look for Gusev to shift to a middle-six role for Sunday's game, while seeing some ice time on the power play.

February 20, 2021 12:24 PM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Remains on non-roster list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev (not injury related) has yet to be added to New Jersey's active roster, per the NHL's official media site.

Gusev is still ramping up his conditioning after being activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list, and his return doesn't necessarily seem to be imminent. He's been limited to a single assist through nine games this campaign.

February 15, 2021 03:12 PM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Won't play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev (COVID-19 protocol) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Rangers, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

Gusev needs more time after being placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Feb. 3. He's likely not on the trip, so his next chance to play will be Saturday against the Sabres.

February 3, 2021 07:12 PM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: In COVID-19 protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

Gusev is among 17 players on the Devils in the league's COVID-19 protocol. The team's next scheduled game is Feb. 9 against the Penguins, but that remains questionable at this time. Through the first nine games, Gusev posted an assist and a minus-6 rating.

March 2, 2020 12:52 AM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Finds 30th assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev posted a power-play helper in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Ducks.

Gusev had the secondary helper on Pavel Zacha's second-period tally. During his six-game point streak, Gusev has two goals and seven helpers. The 27-year-old Russian is at 42 points (14 on the power play), 149 shots and a minus-13 rating in 62 contests. If fantasy owners can overlook his lack of physicality, Gusev's offense is a solid addition to virtual squads.

February 28, 2020 02:40 AM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Reaches 40-point threshold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev potted a goal on three shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Sharks.

Gusev intercepted a sloppy pass and struck for an unassisted goal at 15:08 of the first period. The 27-year-old has two tallies and five helpers during his four-game point streak. He's up to 12 goals, 40 points, 143 shots and a minus-14 rating through 60 contests this year -- those numbers should be good enough to attract fantasy attention.

February 26, 2020 04:52 PM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: On roll right now
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev scored his 11th goal of the season and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over Detroit.

This was Gusev's third multi-point game in a row and pushed the forward's season point total up to 39 in 59 games. A third of the rookie's points this year have come with the man advantage.

February 23, 2020 12:00 AM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Two helpers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev notched two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Capitals.

He helped set up the Devils' final two goals, including Damon Severson's game-winner with less than two minutes remaining in the third period. Gusev remains a little inconsistent in his first NHL campaign, but the 27-year-old has been a solid addition to the top six in New Jersey, posting 10 goals and 37 points through 58 games

February 20, 2020 10:36 PM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Bright light in dark year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev picked up two assists in a 2-1 win over San Jose on Thursday.

The 27-year-old first-year player has 35 points, including 25 assists, in 57 games this season. That's a 50-point pace over the course of a full 82-game season. Gusev has been a pleasant surprise in a dark year for the Devils.

February 14, 2020 10:52 PM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Records helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev posted an assist and five shots on net in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

Gusev earned the secondary helper on Mirco Mueller's first-period tally. The 27-year-old Russian is up to 33 points (10 goals, 23 helpers), 131 shots and a minus-15 rating in 54 contests. Fantasy owners that can offset his defensive struggles could benefit from Gusev's solid scoring production. He hasn't gone more than three games in a row without a point at any time in 2019-20.

January 13, 2020 12:24 AM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Notches assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev produced an assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.

Gusev helped out on Travis Zajac's tally in the second period. The 27-year-old is on a modest three-game point streak (goal, two helpers). His first NHL season continues to be moderately successful, with 27 points, 99 shots and a minus-8 rating through 42 contests.

December 23, 2019 11:36 PM
Devils' Nikita Gusev: Shakes apple tree in blowout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gusev dished three assists, fired three shots on goal and went plus-3 in Monday's 7-1 win over the Blackhawks.

Gusev's helping hand has been on display frequently in the last week -- he's posted six assists in his last four games. The Russian reached the 20-point mark with Monday's performance, and he's added 74 shots and a minus-7 rating in 33 contests this season.

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04/26@ NSHL 1-4000017:15
04/24vs CARW 4-3 (OT)000014:43
04/22vs CARL 2-4011018:04
04/20vs CLBW 5-1011+120:43
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