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Will the Flames have Chris Tanev or Nikita Zadorov available for Game 7?

The Calgary Flames could be short up to two of their regular blueliners for Sunday’s deciding Game 7 against the Dallas Stars. Nikita Zadorov’s availability could be dependent on the judgment of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, while Chris Tanev’s could depend on a potential injury suffered in Game 6.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Manages assist

Zadorov notched an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Stars in Game 5. Zadorov had a lead pass to Mikael Backlund, who then set up Andrew Mangiapane's go-ahead goal at 10:38 of the third period. While limited to a third-pairing role, Zadorov's been effective at what's expected of him -- physicality and defense. He has two assists, five shots on net, 14 hits, six PIM and a plus-3 rating through five playoff contests.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Lends helper in loss

Zadorov posted an assist, six hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Stars in Game 3. Zadorov picked up his first postseason point since logging three goals and two assists in 15 playoff outings with the Avalanche in 2019-20. The 27-year-old has also provided physical play, earning 10 hits and four PIM in three playoff contests this year. He's a fixture on the Flames' third pairing, so Zadorov's place in the lineup should be fairly secure.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Picks up two helpers in loss

Zadorov recorded a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Wild. Zadorov assisted on both Calgary goals in the losing effort. The 27-year-old defender has been a steady presence on the Flames' blue line, recording a career-high 22 points in 73 games while logging 178 hits.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Tickles twine Saturday

Zadorov scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Canucks. Mikael Backlund won a faceoff, and Zadorov didn't wait long to fire in a shot from the half-wall. The 27-year-old defenseman has a goal and three assists in his last five outings as he continues to thrive in a third-pairing role. For the season, he's at four tallies, 20 points, 103 shots on net, 175 hits, 71 PIM and a plus-10 rating through 71 contests.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Deals assist in win

Zadorov notched an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 5-2 win over the Blackhawks. Zadorov had the secondary helper on the first of Johnny Gaudreau's two goals in the game. Zadorov has earned three assists in his last two outings, but that burst of production likely won't last long. He's at 19 points, 100 shots on net, 169 hits, 67 PIM and a plus-9 rating through 68 contests.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Earns 100th career point

Zadorov logged two assists, three shots on goal, three hits, a plus-3 rating and two PIM in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Coyotes. Zadorov's 100th career point came on an Andrew Mangiapane tally in the second period. The 27-year-old Zadorov then got to No. 101 pretty quickly, as he set up Elias Lindholm later in the frame. He's mainly more of a physical presence -- Zadorov reached the 100-point mark in his 478th game during his ninth campaign. The blueliner is at 17 points, 167 hits, 98 shots on net, 65 PIM and a plus-9 rating through 67 outings this season.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Sends assist Friday

Zadorov notched an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes. Zadorov collected the puck and sent in Johnny Gaudreau for a goal on a partial breakaway. The assist ended a nine-game point drought for Zadorov, who posted 24 hits and 14 PIM in that span. The 26-year-old defenseman has been a good fit for the Flames' third pairing with 16 points, 85 shots on net, 142 hits, 61 PIM and a plus-8 rating through 57 contests, but his appeal remains limited to deep fantasy formats.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Nabs helper in overtime win

Zadorov recorded an assist, four shots on goal, four hits and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche. Zadorov helped out on the second of Elias Lindholm's first-period tallies. Since the All-Star break, Zadorov has six assists and a plus-11 rating in 12 outings. The 26-year-old blueliner has 15 points, 68 shots on net, 116 hits, 47 PIM and a plus-9 rating through 47 outings overall as he continues to hold his place on the third pairing.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Plucks apple in win

Zadorov logged an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Wild. Zadorov set up his defense partner Erik Gudbranson on the Flames' third tally in the first period. With five helpers in his last nine games, Zadorov is making a positive impact from a third-pairing role. The 26-year-old blueliner is up to 14 points, 61 shots on net, 107 hits, 38 PIM and a plus-7 rating in 44 outings overall. He last reached the 14-point mark in 2018-19, and his career high is 20 points in 77 contests in 2017-18.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Adds another helper

Zadorov recorded an assist and two hits in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Kraken. Zadorov had the secondary helper on a Matthew Tkachuk goal in the first period. With four assists in his last six outings, Zadorov has been part of an increase in offense from the blue line for the Flames during their nine-game win streak. The 26-year-old is up to 13 points, 59 shots on net, 100 hits, 38 PIM and a plus-5 rating in 41 outings.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Fills stat sheet

Zadorov logged an assist, four shots on goal, four hits, three blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Blue Jackets. Zadorov was productive again Tuesday, and he also had a hand in Adam Ruzicka's third-period tally. This was Zadorov's third assist in his last four games. The Russian defenseman is up to 12 points, 58 shots on net, 95 hits, 36 blocks, 38 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 39 contests. The offense won't always be there, but the 26-year-old will regularly make a physical impact.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Adds apple Saturday

Zadorov notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Islanders. Zadorov helped out on an Andrew Mangiapane tally in the second period, which stood as the game-winner. The 26-year-old Zadorov has two assists in his last three games, and he's up to 11 points in 38 outings this season. The physical defenseman has added 91 hits, 33 blocked shots, 54 shots on net and 38 PIM in a third-pairing role.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Productive in blowout win

Zadorov recorded an assist, two blocked shots, a pair of shots on goal, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Golden Knights. Zadorov did a little bit of everything Wednesday, most notably making the breakout pass that eventually led to Matthew Tkachuk's third-period tally. That assist snapped a four-game point drought for Zadorov. The Russian blueliner is up to 10 points, 51 shots, 88 hits, 33 blocks, 34 PIM and an even plus-minus rating in 36 contests. He's been steady as a third-pairing defenseman, but he's unlikely to be of much help in fantasy.
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Flames' Nikita Zadorov: Offers helper in win

Zadorov posted an assist, four hits and a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 6-0 win over the Blue Jackets. Zadorov set up Andrew Mangiapane's tally in the second period, which gave the Flames a 2-0 lead. With a goal and two assists in his last two games, Zadorov is on a rare surge of offense. The Russian blueliner has just nine points with 74 hits, 43 shots on net, 30 PIM and a plus-2 rating in 31 contests overall. He'll likely continue to play on the third pairing, but don't expect his scoring to stay at this level for long.
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