Knyzhov is scheduled for surgery on a sports hernia Friday, Curtis Pashelka of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Knyzhov likely played through the injury for at least part of the season, but he didn't miss a game. He concluded his first full NHL campaign with 10 points, 84 hits, 54 blocked shots, 51 shots on net, 39 PIM and a minus-10 rating in 56 appearances. Knyzhov is should be fully healthy by the time the Sharks open training camp in September.
Knyzhov recorded an assist, five hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche.
Knyzhov helped out on the game-tying goal by Tomas Hertl at 2:50 of the third period. The helper got Knyzhov to 10 points in 53 contests this year. He's added 79 hits, 53 blocked shots, 44 shots on net and 39 PIM as a physical and defensive presence in the Sharks' top four on defense.
Knyzhov scored a goal on three shots and added two PIM in Monday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Golden Knights.
Knyzhov collected the puck on a failed clearance by the Golden Knights, and he lasered a shot short-side to beat Robin Lehner for the opening tally. The 23-year-old Knyzhov has shown some flashes of talent this year. He has eight points, 64 hits, 40 blocked shots, 37 PIM and 36 shots on net through 45 contests. He's still a mainly defensive presence on the second pairing.
Knyzhov posted an assist and two hits in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Kings.
Knyzhov has a modest three-game point streak going -- he's posted a goal and two helpers in that span. The Russian defenseman is up to seven points, 27 shots on net, 48 hits and 36 blocked shots through 37 contests. Expect the 23-year-old to continue working on the second pairing alongside Erik Karlsson.
Knyzhov notched an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 3-0 win over the Kings.
Knyzhov has a goal and an assist over his last two games. The Russian blueliner has seemed to be more comfortable in his second-pairing role lately. He's up to six points, 46 hits, 35 blocked shots and 35 PIM in 36 outings. Four of his points have come in the last eight contests.
Knyzhov scored a goal on two shots and added three hits in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Wild.
Knyzhov took a pass from Erik Karlsson and scored the game-winning tally at 10:58 of the third period. The goal was Knyzhov's first in the NHL. The 23-year-old rookie has added four assists, 45 hits, 35 PIM and 33 blocked shots in 35 appearances this year, mainly in a defensive role alongside Karlsson.
Knyzhov posted an assist, three shots on goal and four PIM in Monday's 2-1 win over the Kings.
Knyzhov has assists in consecutive outings after going 16 games without a point. The Russian blueliner has four helpers, 35 PIM, 19 shots on net, 35 hits and 28 blocked shots through 30 contests. As a mainly defensive player, Knyzhov probably won't warrant fantasy consideration in 2020-21.
Knyzhov produced an assist and two hits in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blues.
Knyzhov picked up the secondary helper on a Tomas Hertl goal in the second period. That assist was Knyzhov's first point since Feb. 11, a span of 16 scoreless appearances. The Russian blueliner has just three assists to go with 35 hits, 28 blocked shots and 31 PIM through 29 contests. His low-scoring play will not attract much attention in fantasy.
Knyzhov posted an assist in Thursday's 6-2 loss to the Kings.
Knyzhov set up Tomas Hertl for a tally in the first period. It's the second assist in as many games for Knyzhov, who is steadily solidifying his role on the Sharks' third pairing. The undrafted Russian blueliner has added 11 shots on net, 11 hits, eight blocked shots and eight PIM through 12 contests this season.
Knyzhov posted an assist and two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Kings.
Knyzhov had the secondary helper on a Logan Couture tally in the first period, which was the former's first NHL point in 14 appearances over two years. The 22-year-old Knyzhov has become a third-pairing fixture this year with 10 shots on goal, 10 hits, eight blocked shots and eight PIM in 11 contests. He's averaged 10:51 per game, so there's virtually no reason for fantasy managers to track the Russian rearguard's progress yet.
Knyzhov made the Sharks' Opening Night roster.
The undrafted 22-year-old defenseman was able to earn a job over Jaycob Megna. Knyzhov will likely open the year alongside Jacob Middleton on the third pairing, although it may be a short-term arrangement. Radim Simek (undisclosed) will miss Thursday's game versus the Coyotes, but his return would likely push Knyzhov out of the lineup.
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|05/12||vs LV||L 0-6||0||0||0||-2||21:06|
|05/08||vs ARI||L 4-5 (OT)||0||0||0||+1||20:50|
|05/07||vs ARI||L 2-5||0||0||0||-1||18:33|
|05/05||vs COL||W 3-2||0||1||1||+1||19:17|
|05/03||vs COL||L 4-5 (OT)||0||0||0||+1||21:03|
|05/01||@ COL||L 3-4||0||0||0||-1||19:47|
|04/30||@ COL||L 0-3||0||0||0||0||20:23|
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