Edmonton Sun "Nikita Nikitin may have gotten a bad rap. The suggestion he was not in shape at training camp came as news to the Edmonton Oilers defenceman, who is currently working hard to get back into the lineup following a shoulder injury. Nikitin won’t play Thursday when the Oilers face the Pittsburgh..." March 12
Edmonton Sun "Tyler Pitlick and Nikita Nikitin were on the ice with their teammates Thursday, making the long road back from their respective injuries. Both were in yellow, non-contact jerseys, which is a sign they still have a way to go before getting back into the lineup. Nikitin is out with a shoulder..." March 01
EDM acquires negotiating rights to pending UFA D Nikita Nikitin from CBJ.
Columbus Dispatch "Center Ryan Johansen said he knew tonight would be different by the quiet focus in the dressing room before the Blue Jackets played the Calgary Flames. Coach Todd Richards got his first hint on the Jackets' first shift of the game by the way Johansen was skating. "First shift," Richards said...." November 21
Todd Richards said Gaborik returns today & should practice tomorrow; Nikitin is sick & Anisimov is day to day. #CBJ
#CBJ D Nikita Nikitin won't play at Buffalo. C Derek MacKenzie is day-to-day w/upper body injury suffered last night Richards said.