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NIKITA NIKITIN RUMORS

Jackets deal Nikitin for fifth-round pick

The Blue Jackets have sent defenseman Nikita Nikitin to the Edmonton Oilers for a fifth-round pick in this year's draft, the team announced Wednesday. It's a reacquisition of the pick the Jackets traded to Edmonton in exchange for defenseman Nick Schultz in March. The 28-year-old Nikitin had two goals and 13 assists in 66 games with Columbus last season. Nikitin had been...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Contract Negotiating Rights Of Nikita Nikitin Now Belong To Edmonton

EDM acquires negotiating rights to pending UFA D Nikita Nikitin from CBJ. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 20, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Umberger, Nikitin out for Jackets tonight vs. Pittsburgh

The Columbus Blue Jackets will make a change up front for tonight’s elimination Game 6 against the Penguins, as Jared Boll will return to the lineup for the first time since the series opener, replacing veteran forward R.J. Umberger. Umberger, who’s played the last four games after being a scratch in Game 1, appeared to re-aggravate a shoulder/collarbone ailment in Saturday’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nikitin Refuses To Learn The English Language

via RIA NOVOSTI, Nikita Nikitin, a defenseman playing for the Columbus Blue Jackets  of the National Hockey League, has told R-Sport he refuses to learn English as he can always rely on fellow Russian teammates. Nikitin has played in the NHL since 2010 but admitted – in Russian – that “my English isn’t getting any better.” Russians in the NHL are regularly...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Nikitin's OT goal lifts Blue Jackets over Flames

Defenseman Nikita Nikitin scored his first goal of the season 2:25 into overtime to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. With a delayed penalty coming to Flames forward Jiri Hudler for goalie interference, Columbus poured on the pressure with Sergei Bobrovsky having gone to the bench for an extra skater. When David Savard'...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets ink Nikitin to 2-year deal

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a two-year, $4.3 million contract. The 26-year-old Nikitin, who had seven goals and 25 assists in 61 games a year ago with the Blue Jackets and St. Louis Blues, will make $1.8 million this coming season and $2.5 million in 2013-14. He was acquired by the Blue Jackets on Nov. 11 in a straight-up deal for defenseman...
Via AP on Fox
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets Announce Signing Of Nikita Nikitin

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed defenseman Nikita Nikitin to a two-year, $4.3 million contract, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Nikitin will earn $1.8 million in 2012-13 and $2.5 million in 2013-14. Nikitin, 26, registered seven goals and 25 assists for 32 points with 18 penalty minutes...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Jackets activate Nikitin off injured reserve

COLUMBUS, OHIO The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Nikita Nikitin off injured reserve and placed right wing Jared Boll on injured reserve, retroactive to February 9, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Boll, who has missed the last four games due to a foot injury suffered against Dallas on February...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Jackets' Nikitin injures ankle against Detroit

Another loss and another Blue Jackets defenseman lost to injury.Nikita Nikitin, who had played big minutes and surprisingly well since coming to Columbus in an early-season trade with St. Louis, suffered what appeared to be a serious left ankle injury during the third period of Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss in Detroit.The Blue Jackets did not offer an update immediately after...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Blue Jackets trade Russell for Nikitin

COLUMBUS, OHIO The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Nikita Nikitin from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Kris Russell, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced tonight. Nikitin, 25, has collected four penalty minutes in seven games with St. Louis this season. The 6-3, 217-pound native of Omsk, Russia...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 11, 2011  |  Discuss
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