Nikita Kucherov RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lightning’s Kucherov takes game to another level in playoff lights’ glare

    Tampa Tribune "The playoff lights turn on. The ice gets brighter. The stage becomes bigger. And Nikita Kucherov shines. Welcome to the show. Kucherov, just 22 years old, has quickly established himself as a prime-time performer for the Lightning. With Tampa Bay set to open its second-round playoff..." April 27

  • Kucherov, Lightning haven't discussed new contract

    Tampa Bay Times "Craig Button doesn't get it. The NHL Network analyst and former Flames general manager will be talking hockey or listening to a broadcast and hear someone say that Lightning wing Nikita Kucherov is a good player, as if they're surprised. "I want to say, 'No (kidding),' " Button said. "I..." April 21

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Both Kucherov and Hedman out tonight, Hedman said he could play but no sense risking anything, Cooper said he's not worried about Kucherov

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    Bryan Burns @BBurnsNHL

    Kucherov not at morning skate. Looks like he'll miss a second-straight game with a lower-body injury. #TBLightning

  • Lightning's Kucherov dealing with lower-body injury

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning took the ice Saturday against the Florida Panthers without one of their leading scorers, as Nikita Kucherov is sidelined with a lower-body injury, the team announced. He is considered day-to-day." March 27

  • Nikita Kucherov questionable for tonight, Slater Koekkoek recalled

    Tampa Bay Times "It's bad enough for the Lightning that top-pairing defenseman Anton Stralman is out indefinitely after fracturing his leg Friday night. But Tampa Bay may also enter tonight's showdown for first place against the Panthers without one of its top scorers. Wing Nikita Kucherov is questionable..." March 26

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Lightning head coach Jon Cooper on Kucherov: ''Probable.'' for tonight

  • No hearing scheduled for Kucherov

    Pro Hockey Talk "It appears Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov will not be facing supplemental discipline for his hit on Winnipeg Jets’ defenseman Toby Enstrom on Saturday night. According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, there is no hearing scheduled for Kucherov. Kucherov was assessed a five..." March 16

  • For Lightning, language shows way to success

    Tampa Bay Times "Wing Nikita Kucherov is having a breakout season, his 12 goals and plus-18 rating second on the Lightning. "He's been unbelievable," captain Steven Stamkos said. And Kucherov has Shameless, The Walking Dead and Blue Mountain State partly to thank. No, the television shows don't make..." December 19

  • With Malone hurt, Lightning call up Kucherov

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning called up Nikita Kucherov and Dmitry Karobov on Sunday thanks in part to injuries to Ryan Malone and Radko Gudas. Kucherov is the guy to watch. The 2011 second-rounder (58th overall) has impressed so far, including his first season in the AHL. The 20-year-old already..." November 24