The NHL has suspended Valentin Zykov for 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL Performance Enhancing Substances Program.
This is the second Golden Knights’ player to get suspended for PEDs in the last two seasons. Zykov’s suspension likely means that Brandon Pirri will be in the lineup on Thursday but it could also mean an extended stay for Cody Glass. A 20-game suspension means Zykov isn’t eligible to return until November 29th vs. The Coyotes.
Zykov will make his Golden Knights debut on Thursday.
Zykov has sat as a healthy scratch since being claimed off of waivers from the Oilers but will debut on the Golden Knights third lineup tonight. Zykov has three assists in 18 games between the Hurricanes and Oilers this season.
The Golden Knights have claimed Valentin Zykov off of waivers from the Oilers.
Zykov was originally claimed off of waivers by Edmonton and only appeared in five games before being waived again. The former No.37 overall pick has just three assists in a combined 18 NHL games this season.
Zykov is expected to make his Oilers debut on Friday.
The Oilers have claimed Valentin Zykov off of waivers from the Hurricanes.
Zykov was a second-round pick (No.37 overall) in 2013 and has accumulated 11 points (4G / 7A) in 25 career NHL games. The 23-year-old has posted outstanding numbers at the AHL level and could be a serviceable fantasy asset if he plays big minutes in the Oilers’ top-6.
The Hurricanes have sent Valentin Zykov to Charlotte (AHL) on a conditioning stint.
Zykov has been a healthy scratch for the last three games so he will head to Charlotte to get some playing time. Zykov can spend up to two weeks with Charlotte, but can’t actually be assigned to the AHL without passing through waivers. The 23-year-old has three assists in 13 games with Carolina this season. He had 54 points (33G / 21A) in 633 games with Charlotte last year.
Zykov will be a healthy scratch on Sunday
The Hurricanes have signed Valentin Zykov to a two-year extension worth $1.35M ($675K AAV).
Zykov led the AHL with 33 goals and added 21 assists (54 points) in 63 games with the Charlotte Checkers. Zykov will battle for a roster spot in Hurricanes’ training camp this fall. He has eight points (4G / 4A) in 12 career NHL games.
The Hurricanes have sent Valentin Zykov to Charlotte (AHL).
Zykov has missed the last eight games with an upper-body injury, but is healthy enough to return to Charlotte. It was unfortunate injury for Zykov, who likely won’t see another call-up until 2017-18.
Zykov left Saturday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
The Hurricanes have recalled Valentin Zykov from Charlotte (AHL).
Zykov, 21, was a second round pick of the Kings (No. 37 overall) in 2013 and it looks like he could make his NHL debut on Thursday. Zykov has recorded 15 goals and 15 assists (30 points) in 55 games with the Checkers this season. He is expected to play on the Hurricanes’ top line with Jordan Staal and Sebastien Aho.
The Hurricanes have acquired Valentin Zykov and a conditional fifth round pick from the Kings for Kris Versteeg.
Zykov, 20, was a second round pick (37th overall) in 2013 and has picked up 14 points (7G / 7A) in 43 games in his first AHL season. He will report to Charlotte (AHL).