Kucherov has been suspended for one game for board Markus Nutivaara.
Kucherov will miss Game 3 in Columbus after being suspended for a boarding incident in Game 2. The Lightning are in a tough spot, on the road, down 2-0 and without their best player. Mathieu Joseph will move into the Lightning's top-6 with Kucherov out.
Kucherov (lower-body) is expected to be ready for opening night.
Kucherov has been dealing with a lower-body but he was in practice on Monday and head coach Jon Cooper is “optimistic” that Kucherov will be ready to go for their October 6th opener against the Panthers.
The Lightning signed Nikita Kucherov to an eight-year extension worth $76M ($9.5M AAV).
Source: Joe Smith 07/10/18, 5:42 pm EST
Kucherov (upper-body) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play vs. the Flyers.
Kucherov missed the last two games with an upper-body injury but will draw back in vs. the Flyers this afternoon. Kucherov will be back on a line with Steven Stamkos and Alex Killorn for the matinee—he has 33 goals and 49 assists (82 points) in 63 games this season.
Source: Bryan Burns 03/3/18, 4:04 pm EST
Kucherov (upper-body) will not play Thursday in Dallas.
Source: Joe Smith 03/1/18, 7:47 pm EST
Kucherov (upper-body) is “doubtful” to play Wednesday vs. Buffalo.
Kucherov was hurt in Monday’s game vs. the Maple Leafs and is unlikely to play tonight. Kucherov did not take part in the morning skate and head coach Jon Cooper said that Kucherov is “up in the air but leaning toward doubtful.” Expect the newly acquired J.T. Miller to replace Kucherov in the lineup.
Kucherov (illness) is expected to play on Saturday.
Source: Bryan Burns 04/1/17, 7:18 am EST
Kucherov (illness) will not play Thursday vs. the Red Wings.
Kucherov (lower-body) is expected to return to the Lightning lineup on Wednesday.
Kucherov has missed the last six games with a lower-body injury, but returned to practice on Tuesday, was on the ice for Wednesday’s morning skate and is expected to play vs. the Canadiens. Kucherov is arguably the Lightning’s most important player, so his return is key. Kucherov returns with 30 points (13G / 17A) in 28 games this season.
Source: Joe Smith 12/28/16, 6:30 am EST
Kucherov (lower-body) will return to the Lightning lineup on Tuesday.
Kucherov has missed the last five games with a lower-body injury, but he said he will return to the lineup vs. Montreal on Tuesday. Kucherov has 30 points (13G / 17A) in 28 games this season.
Kucherov (lower-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Kucherov will miss his fourth consecutive game with a lower-body injury. The Lightning are extremely banged up and with Kucherov out, Jonathan Drouin will play on the right side of Tyler Johnson.
Source: Joe Smith 12/20/16, 7:00 am EST
Kucherov (undisclosed) will not play on Friday; doubtful for Saturday.
Source: Joe Smith 12/16/16, 11:39 am EST
Kucherov (undisclosed) is not on the ice for warmups; will not play vs. the Flames.
Source: Joe Smith 12/14/16, 4:08 pm EST
Kucherov (undisclosed) left the morning skate early; will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Kucherov has been dealing with an injury since Tuesday and it forced him to leave the morning skate early, but there's still a chance that Kucherov could play tonight. He is listed as a game-time decision, so monitor his status when the Lightning hit the ice for warmups.
Kucherov (upper-body) will return to the Lightning lineup on Sunday.
Source: NHL.com 10/30/16, 3:03 pm EST
Kucherov (upper-body) is on the ice for warmups; may return to the lineup vs. New York.
Source: Joe Smith 10/30/16, 2:33 pm EST
Kucherov (upper-body) will not play on Saturday.
Kucherov was injured after losing his footing and crashing into the boards on Thursday. He missed the Lightning’s morning skate and will not play in New Jersey tonight. Kucherov is listed as day-to-day.
Source: Joe Smith 10/29/16, 8:41 am EST
The Lightning have signed Nikita Kucherov to a three-year deal worth $14.2998M ($4.7666M AAV).
Kucherov burst onto the fantasy scene as a member of “The Triplets” line, only to improve on his numbers in 2015-16. Kucherov is coming off of 66 points (30G / 36A) in 77 games and has the potential to be a 70-plus point player who makes under $5 million per year. That’s unheard of.
Kucherov (undisclosed) will play in Game 1.
Kucherov missed the season finale on Saturday, but said he will play on Wednesday despite being sore. Kucherov set career-highs in goals (30) and points (66) in 77 games this season. He scored 10 goals in the playoffs last year, but had no goals and four assists in the seven game series vs. Detroit.
Source: Joe Smith 04/11/16, 9:32 am EST
Kucherov (undisclosed) will not play on Saturday.
Kucherov missed the morning skate and will be held out of the lineup in the Lightning’s season finale. Head coach Jon Cooper said he is not worried about Kucherov, so expect him to be ready for game 1.