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Nikita Gusev signs in KHL

After failing to earn an NHL contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after attending training camp on a professional tryout, Nikita Gusev is headed back to the KHL. The free agent forward signed a contract with SKA St. Petersburg through the end of the 2021-22 season. Gusev, 29, is one...
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FTB: Alex Galchenyuk signs NHL contract, Nikita Gusev cut

Following their win over the Montreal Canadiens last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced five more cuts to their NHL camp roster. None of these names are surprises, although it’s notable that Nikita Gusev has been formally released from his PTO. It was pretty clear he wasn’t getting a contract, but now it is for sure.
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Nikita Gusev: Released from tryout

Gusev was released from his professional tryout with the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Gusev signed a tryout deal before training camp, but he wasn't able to turn it into a contract with the organization. He's now a free agent, but it's unclear if he'll latch on somewhere else in North America or head to his native Russia to play in the KHL.
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Toronto Maple Leafs: Josh Ho-Sang Has A Slight Edge Over Nikita Gusev

Joshua Ho-Sang and Nikita Gusev are both at Toronto Maple Leafs training camp on a professional tryout (PTO). Although the team is still in the early stages of training camp and preseason play, Ho-Sang appears to have an edge over Gusev. Both players have only played in one preseason game...
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Can the Maple Leafs unlock Nikita Gusev?

On Friday, the Maple Leafs invited Russian winger Nikita Gusev to training camp on a Professional Tryout Agreement. The 28-year-old will likely battle alongside Michael Bunting, Nick Ritchie, Alex Kerfoot, Ondrej Kase, and others for a spot in the top six to the left of either Auston Matthews or John Tavares.
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Maple Leafs Add Former Devil’s Nikita Gusev on a PTO

On Friday, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Nikita Gusev to a professional tryout. Last season, Gusev played 31 games between the New Jersey Devils and the Florida Panthers and scored four goals and six assists for 10 points in 31 games. The Devils put him on unconditional waivers and, after he passed through, they terminated his contract. He then signed with the Panthers and finished the season there.
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Maple Leafs take low-risk gamble on Nikita Gusev

TORONTO – Kyle Dubas loves to take a flier on NHL castaways. Enter Nikita Gusev, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ latest low-risk gamble that potentially could pay off nicely. And if not? Nothing lost — yet. The 29-year-old unrestricted free agent, 2018 Olympic gold medallist and four-time KHL all-star inked a...
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Should Nikita Gusev and/or Josh Ho-Sang make the Leafs roster?

The Leafs announced yesterday that they will be bringing former New Jersey Devil and Florida Panther Nikita Gusev on for a Professional Try-Out (PTO) this training camp. The PTO allows the Leafs to bring the player officially into their training camp, without offering them a contract for the season yet.
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Toronto Maple Leafs Find Some Free Money in Nikita Gusev

The Toronto Maple Leafs added a potentially significant player to their roster Friday night. Nikita Gusev will be joining the Toronto Maple Leafs on a training camp tryout. While it is not generally exciting news when a player who no one else wanted to sign gets a chance to earn a contract in training camp, this is not your typical PTO.
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Maple Leafs sign winger Nikita Gusev to professional tryout

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Russian winger Nikita Gusev to a professional tryout contract. CapFriendly was first to report the news Friday night. Gusev has had quite the journey around the NHL despite playing in only 97 career games over the past two seasons. Originally a seventh-round draft selection in 2012 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, Gusev was dealt to the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017 for expansion draft considerations. Gusev signed his entry-level contract with Vegas during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but never suited up for the franchise. His signing rights were dealt to the New Jersey Devils just months later in exchange for draft picks, where the former KHL All-Star and Gagarin Cup Champion then suited up for his rookie season. Things went well for Gusev in 2019-20, scoring 44 points in 66 games, but he fell out of favor with the coaching staff this year and saw his contract mutually terminated. After clearing waivers, Gusev signed a deal with the Florida Panthers for the remainder of the season. He performed decently with Florida down the stretch, scoring five points in 11 games, but he didn’t make a playoff appearance.
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Nikita Gusev invited to Maple Leafs camp on a PTO

The Maple Leafs have invited Nikita Gusev to training camp on a Professional Tryout Agreement, CapFriendly is reporting. It was a rollercoaster 2020-21 for Gusev in which he went through Covid protocol in February, spent a few weeks on the sidelines, and needed to get his conditioning back up to par before returning to the lineup with a bang (three points in his first three games). At the time of his return from Covid, Gusev had played just nine games in 11 months due to the shutdown of the 2020-21 season (the Devils were out of the playoff tournament) and a delayed start to 2021-22.
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Maple Leafs sign Nikita Gusev to a PTO

Once upon a time, Nikita Gusev was the easy answer to: Who is the best player not in the NHL? The former Tampa draft pick, 202nd overall in 2012, eventually moved from CSKA, where he played when he was drafted, down through a lower-ranked KHL team, until he blossomed with SKA St. Petersburg.
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Toronto Maple Leafs Add Nikita Gusev On PTO

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Russian winger Nikita Gusev to a professional tryout contract. CapFriendly was first to report the news Friday night. Gusev has had quite the journey around the NHL despite only playing 97 career games over the past two seasons. Originally a seventh-round draft selection in 2012 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, Gusev was dealt to the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017 for expansion draft considerations. Gusev signed his entry-level contract with Vegas during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but never suited up for the franchise. His signing rights were dealt to the New Jersey Devils just months later in exchange for draft picks, where the former KHL All-Star and Gagarin Cup Champion then suited up for his rookie season. Things went well for Gusev in 2019-20, scoring 44 points in 66 games, but fell out of favor with the coaching staff this year and saw his contract mutually terminated. After clearing waivers, Gusev signed a deal with the Florida Panthers for the remainder of the season. He performed decently with Florida down the stretch, scoring five points in 11 games, but didn’t make a playoff appearance.
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Bill Guerin should sign Nikita Gusev to a PTO

It’s almost time for training camp and us fans are pumped for hockey to be back. Especially ready for a new contract for Kirill Kaprizov. There’s a lot of excitement surrounding the Minnesota Wild’s prospects. Marco Rossi, Matt Boldy, Calen Addison, and others are expected to fight for a roster spot. Expectations are high for the Wild this season. After Kaprizov’s sensational rookie year everyone expects Rossi, Boldy, Addison, and eventually Adam Beckman to follow suit. This season Guerin wants to make a playoff run. Not just a regular run. He wants a Stanley Cup in the near future. As soon as this season. So how about Guerin brings in another player who is more than capable of bringing scoring depth to a playoff team? Also Nikita Gusev knows Kaprizov too well. He assisted on Kaprizov’s OT winner to win Gold. How about he assists Kaprizov on an OT goal to win the Cup?
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Free-agent profile: Nikita Gusev

A few years ago, Nikita Gusev’s stock was at an all-time high. After his third straight dominant season in the KHL, Vegas (who acquired his rights from Tampa Bay in an expansion-related trade) was finally able to bring him over to North America by burning the only year of his entry-level deal without him playing a single game. Months later, they realized they wouldn’t be able to afford him and flipped him to New Jersey for second and third-round selections.
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Canadiens: Nikita Gusev Another Potential Galchenyuk-Esque Addition

There was a lot of anticipation and, to an extent, expectations surrounding Nikita Gusev’s NHL debut. Same can be said, for former Montreal Canadiens prospect Alex Galchenyuk. Yet, inexplicably, both players now find themselves in similar situations, still unsigned as the dust surrounding the 2021 offseason has settled for the time being.
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