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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

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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.

Source: Bryan Burns 02/28/18, 11:37 am EST

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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

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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.

Source: Bryan Burns 12/14/16, 9:21 am EST

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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.

Source: Erik Erlendsson 10/11/16, 8:10 am EST

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Kucherov (lower-body) will return to the Lightning lineup on Thursday.

Kucherov missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, but will return to tonight vs. the Canadiens. Kucherov comes in on a four-game goal scoring streak (4G / 1A) and will be looking to score his 30th goal of the season. Mike Blunden will come out of the lineup to make room for the Russian forward.

Source: Joe Smith 03/31/16, 7:34 am EST

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