The Avalanche have signed Valeri Nichushkin to a one-year contract.
The former No.10 overall pick (2013) struggled mightily in 2019 after returning from a two-year stint in the KHL. Nichushkin failed to record a goal while compiling just 10 assists in 57 games with the Stars and has just 74 points (23G / 51A) in 223 career NHL games with Dallas. This is a low-risk signing for the Avalanche and Nichushkin has a chance to produce in a quality bottom-6 that improved this summer.
The Stars have placed Valeri Nichushkin on waivers for the purpose of a buyout.
Nichushkin has been a huge disappointment for the Stars since selecting him No.10 overall in 2013. Nichushkin failed to live up to expectations early in his career before going to the KHL for two years (2017 and 2018). He returned to the NHL last year but did not score a goal while collecting just 10 assists in 57 games. Nichushkin has one-year left on his deal that carries a $2.95M cap-hit (per PuckPedia).
Nichushkin will be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Nichushkin was back in the Stars lineup on Tuesday but played just 7:42 TOI and will come back out of the lineup on Thursday.
Source: Mike Heika 02/13/19, 2:42 pm EST
Nichushkin will be back in the Stars lineup on Tuesday.
Nichushkin has been a healthy scratch for the last three games but will replace Dennis Gurianov on Tuesday. Nichushkin has been disappointing since returning from the KHL, failing to score a goal with seven assists in 39 games.
Nichushkin will be a healthy scratch on Monday.
Nichushkin has been in the lineup for the last two games but will be replaced by Jason Dickinson, who returns from a lower-body injury.
Nichushkin will draw back into the Stars lineup on Friday.
Nichushkin has been a healthy scratch for the last three games but will replace Jason Dickinson in the lineup on Friday. Nichushkin, who is expected to skate with Jason Spezza and Andrew Cogliano, has seven assists but no goals on 51 shots in 37 games this season.
Nichushkin will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.
Nichushkin will be scratched for the third straight game despite skating on the fourth line on Tuesday. Denis Gurianov was called up on Wednesday morning and draw into the lineup, leaving Nichushkin on the sidelines again.
Nichushkin is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Nichushkin will not play Thursday due to an “upper-body tweak” so Brett Ritchie will draw into the Stars lineup vs. the Kings. Nichushkin’s return to the NHL has not gone very well—he has no goals and seven assists in 37 games.
Nichushkin will draw into the Stars lineup on Monday.
Nichushkin was a healthy scratch in Vancouver on Sunday but will replace Gemel Smith on Monday. Nichushkin has just four assists in 21 games this season.
Nichushkin (undisclosed) will be back in the Stars lineup on Thursday.
Nichushkin has missed the last three games with an undisclosed injury, but will return on the Stars fourth line tonight. Nichushkin has just one assist and eight shots on goal in three games so far this season.
Nichushkin (undisclosed) will not play on Friday.
Nichushkin will miss his second straight game with an undisclosed injury. Head coach Jim Montgomery said that Nichushkin is still fighting the injury, but it sounds like he is no more than day-to-day.
Nichushkin (undisclosed) will come out of the Stars lineup on Tuesday.
Source: Mike Heika 10/16/18, 5:22 pm EST
Nichushkin (lower-body) is expected to make his season debut on Tuesday.
Nichushkin took part in the Stars morning skate on Tuesday and is expected to make his season debut tonight vs. the Maple Leafs. The 23-year-old has not played in the NHL since the 2015-16 season, but scored 27 goals and 24 assists (51 points) in 86 KHL games since then.
Source: Mike Heika 10/9/18, 1:09 pm EST
Nichushkin (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Nichushkin missed the Stars season opener vs.the Coyotes on Thursday and is unlikely to play Saturday against the Jets. The Russian winger is considered day-to-day, so you could see him make his season debut next week.
Nichushkin is questionable for Saturday with a lower-body injury.
The Stars have signed Valeri Nichushkin to a two-year deal worth $5.9M ($2.95M AAV).
Nichushkin was drafted No.10 overall in 2013 and recorded 64 points (23G / 41A) in 166 career NHL games before leaving for the KHL. The 23-year-old had 27 goals and 24 assists (51 points) in 86 games with CSKA Moscow during his two years in Russia. Nichushkin returns to the NHL, where he projects to be a middle-6 winger.
Nichushkin is expected to sign a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow (KHL).
Nichushkin was unhappy with his playing time in Dallas and the 21-year-old restricted free agent has decided to return to Russia for the 2016-17 season. Nichushkin was the 10th overall pick in 2013 but has yet to develop into the scoring power-forward that he was expected to become. He had just 29 points (9G / 20A) in 79 games last season and 64 points (23G / 41A) across 166 career NHL games.
Source: Mike Heika 09/22/16, 6:22 am EST
Nichushkin (healthy scratch) is expected to draw back into the Stars lineup on Sunday.
Source: Mike Heika 05/1/16, 9:07 am EST
Nichushkin (lower-body) will be back in the Stars lineup on Sunday.
Nichushkin was scratched from last night’s game because of a lower-body injury, but will get back in the lineup tonight. There was no indication on who would come out to make room for Nichushkin, but we will find out in warmups. Nichushkin has just 13 points (4G / 9A) this season and hasn’t registered a point since December 15th.
Source: Mike Heika 01/3/16, 10:43 am EST