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Nabokov has officially announced his retirement as a member of the San Jose Sharks.

Nabokov, 39, will retire as one of the greatest Russian netmiders of all time. Nabokov played 14 NHL seasons, going 353-227-29-59 with a 2.44 GAA, .911 SV% and 59 shutouts. He was 42-42 in the postseason but retires without a Stanley Cup ring.

Source: Joe Smith 02/11/15, 10:35 am EST

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The San Jose Sharks have acquired Evgeni Nabokov from Tampa Bay for future considerations.

Originally drafted by San Jose in the ninth round (219th overall) of the 1994 NHL Draft, the 39-year old Nabokov holds nearly every San Jose Sharks franchise goaltending record, including: games played (563), wins (154) and shutouts (50). Nabokov will make an announcement regarding the future of his hockey career on Wednesday, he is expected to retire as a Shark.

Source: San Jose Sharks 02/9/15, 8:37 am EST

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The Lightning placed Evgeni Nabokov on waivers on Sunday.

Nabokov signed with the Lightning in the offseason, but has not played well, going 3-6-2 with a 3.14 GAA and .882 SV%. Andrei Vasilsevskiy has performed well at both levels, so the Lightning will move Nabby and Vasilevskiy will serve as the backup to Ben Bishop.

Source: Matt Baker 02/2/15, 4:38 am EST

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Nabokov will start in goal for the Lightning on Monday.

Nabokov allowed two goals on 18 shots after replacing Ben Bishop in the Lightning’s loss to the Penguins on January 2nd. The Lightning have a back-to-back on Monday and Tuesday, so they will go with Nabokov in the easier matchup vs. Philly which leaves Bishop for Tuesday vs. the Bruins.

Source: Erik Erlendsson 01/12/15, 7:01 am EST

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Nabokov will start for the Lightning.

Nabokov allowed three goals on 21 shots in a loss to the Penguins last Friday. With Ben Bishop sidelined it will be Nabokov tonight which means that Andrei Vasilevskiy will likely start tomorrow. Nabokov is 3-4-1 with a 2.99 GAA and .893 SV% on the season. He has been better lately and draws a nice matchup tonight vs. the offensively inept Devils.

Source: Dan Rosen 12/19/14, 8:39 am EST

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Bishop (lower-body) not expected to be available, look for Nabokov to start.

Nabokov allowed three goals 21 shots in relief of Ben Bishop, who was injured in the first period last night’s game. Nabby is expected to start tonight with Andrei Vasilevskiy expected to be his backup. Nabokov has a 2.99 GAA and .893 SV% in eight games this season. He will take on a Flyers team who are finally getting it together;having won three of their last four.

Source: Erik Erlendsson 12/16/14, 9:22 am EST

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Nabokov will be between the pipes for the Lightning.

Nabokov stopped 21 of 22 shots in the Lightning’s 2-1 shootout loss to the Sabres on December 2nd. It was a tough loss for owners who spot-started Nabby, but you get another juicy matchup tonight with the Hurricanes in-town. However, look at your other options first because Nabokov’s 3.14 GAA and ..814 SV% leaves little to be desired right now.

Source: Michelle Gingras 12/11/14, 6:38 am EST

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Nabokov starts in goal vs. the Sabres.

Nabokov surrendered five goals on 36 shots in the Lightning’s loss to the Islanders on November 18th. Workhorse Ben Bishop has started the last five games, but Nabby gets back in goal tonight vs. the Sabres. It is a tremendous matchup, making Nabokov a great spot-start.

Source: Joe Smith 12/2/14, 7:18 am EST

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Nabokov starts Tuesday vs. the Islanders.

Nabokov will get the start against his former team after Ben Bishop got the win over the Rangers on Monday. It will be Nabby’s first start since November 8th, when he allowed four goals on 32 shots in a win over the Blue Jacket.s

Source: Arthur Staple 11/18/14, 6:55 am EST

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Nabokov will start Saturday vs. the Blue Jackets.

Nabokov was pulled after allowing four goals on eight shots in a 7-2 loss to the Wild on October 25th. Yeah, a .500 SV% is enough to get you pulled that is for sure. He will look to rebound tonight against a banged up Blue Jackets team who are starting a rookie goaltender.

Source: Joe Smith 11/8/14, 7:03 am EST

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Nabokov gets the call in goal Saturday.

Nabokov stopped 21 of 22 shots in a win over the Flames on Tuesday. He has stopped 44 of 47 shots (.936 SV%) in his two starts this season. With two back-to-backs in the same week, this will likely be the only time he will start two games in a week. He draws a tough matchup vs. the Wild.

Source: Joe Smith 10/25/14, 8:45 am EST

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Nabokov will start for the Lightning on Tuesday.

Nabokov allowed two goals on 25 shots in a loss to the Devils in his Lightning debut last Tuesday. With Tampa Bay playing in the second game of a back-to-back tonight, they will give Nabokov the nod vs. the Flames. Calgary is 4-3-0 while scoring 2.57 G/PG.

Source: Joe Smith 10/21/14, 11:54 am EST

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Nabokov will make his Lightning debut on Tuesday.

Nabokov went 15-14-8 with a 2.74 GAA and .905 SV% with the Islanders last season, but this year he will play behind a powerful Lightning offence. He will make his debut tonight against a New Jersey team he is very familiar with after years on Long Island. He was 1-2-0 with a 3.66 GAA and .863 SV% against the Devils last year.

Source: Joe Smith 10/14/14, 7:28 am EST

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Nabokov likely to make his Lightning debut on Tuesday.

Nabokov went 15-14-8 with a 2.74 GAA and .905 SV% with the Islanders last season, but this year he will play behind a powerful Lightning offence. It looks like he will make his debut tonight against a New Jersey team he is very familiar with after years on Long Island. He was 1-2-0 with a 3.66 GAA and .863 SV% against the Devils last year.

Source: Joe Smith 10/14/14, 7:28 am EST

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The Lightning have signed Evgeni Nabokov to a one-year contract worth $1.55 million.

Nabokov was 15-14-8 with a 2.74 GAA and .905 SV% with the Islanders last season. Towards the end of the season he was splitting time with Anders Nilsson, but he is more likely to be in a back-up role in Tampa Bay.

Source: Bob McKenzie 07/2/14, 7:24 am EST

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Nabokov will start for the Islanders.

Nabokov surrendered three goals on 29 shots in a loss to the Capitals on Saturday. Nabby was given the next two nights off, but the Isles will get him back between the pipes tonight vs. Montreal. At age-38, Nabokov has gone 14-14-8 with a 2.82 GAA and .903 SV% this season. He is in the final year of his contract, so who knows where he will be next season.

Source: Marc Antoine Godin 04/10/14, 7:59 am EST

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Nabokov will start for the Islanders.

Nabokov allowed two goals on 22 shots in a win over the Panthers on Tuesday. He has alternated wins and losses in each of his last six games with a 2.46 GAA and .913 SV%. Tonight, he will attempt to completely end the Capitals season. He is 1-1-0 with a 3.01 GAA and .902 SV% vs. Washington this season.

Source: @NYIslanders 04/5/14, 11:10 am EST

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Nabokov will start for the Islanders.

Nabokov allowed two goals on 31 shots in a loss in Tampa Bay last Thursday. The Isles have alternated goalies in each of the past five games, so tonight vs. Florida is Nabby's turn. He wrapped March up at 2-2-2 with a 3.12 GAA, .894 SV% and one shutout. It is a battle of two bad teams tonight, so it is up to you if you want to take a risk on the 13-year veteran netminder.

Source: Mark Herrmann 04/1/14, 7:41 am EST

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Nabokov gets the nod for the Islanders.

Nabokov stopped all 41 shots that he faced in a 2- win over the Blue Jackets on Sunday. After allowing 26 goals in his previous seven starts (3.71 G/G), no one saw a 41-save shutout coming. Despite the shutout, he is not a good option tonight in Tampa Bay vs. Steven Stamkos who has seven goals and three assists in his last seven games.

Source: @NYIslanders 03/27/14, 12:26 pm EST

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