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Senators recall veteran defenseman Nikita Zaitsev

Another night another loss for the Ottawa Senators, who can’t seem to get things back on track for very long. The club was beaten 3-1 by the New York Rangers, and the pair of Nick Holden and Erik Brannstrom played fewer than 15 minutes each. Perhaps a change is coming, as Nikita Zaitsev has been recalled from the AHL.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Recalled from AHL

Zaitsev was recalled from AHL Belleville on Thursday. Zaitsev was sent down Nov. 18 after he cleared waivers nine days earlier. He was held pointless in three games with Belleville before his promotion and has one assist in seven games with Ottawa this season.
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NHL Rumors: Tyler Myers and Nikita Zaitsev were never asked to waive their no-trades

Donnie & Dhali: Rick Dhaliwal on the rumored Tyler Myers and Nikita Zaitsev trade between the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators. Dhaliwal: “You’re talking about Donnie, the Canucks and Ottawa have discussed Tyler Myers and Nikita Zaitsev. Don’t believe it ever got close. It could be revisited later.
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Nikita Zaitsev for Tyler Myers trade in the works

The Ottawa Senators and Vancouver Canucks have both been disappointing teams in the first quarter of the season. Both teams were thought to be playoff contenders, but they have been pretenders so far. NHL trade rumors are making the rounds that their could be a Nikita Zaitsev for Tyler Myers...
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NHL Rumors: Nikita Zaitsev, Tyler Myers and Patrick Kane

The Ottawa Senators trying to trade Nikita Zaitsev, and Tyler Myers didn’t nix a trade to Ottawa. Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Ottawa Senators 31-year-old defenseman Nikita Zaitsev could use a change of scenery. Before clearing waivers and being assigned to Belleville of the AHL, the Senators had been trying to trade him.
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Report: Canucks, Senators discussed swapping Tyler Myers and Nikita Zaitsev

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman made waves during Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast by sharing a tidbit about a trade idea the Vancouver Canucks and Ottawa Senators have discussed. According to Friedman, the Canucks and Senators have talked about a trade that would see Tyler Myers head to the...
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SNAPSHOTS: Senators defenceman Nikita Zaitsev has a chance to get his game back on track in Belleville

Maybe a change of scenery will help Nikita Zaitsev. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. As the Ottawa Senators lost 5-1 to the New Jersey Devils at the Canadian Tire Centre, the veteran defenceman was poised to join their American Hockey League affiliate in Belleville to suited up against the Syracuse Crunch at CAA Arena on Saturday night.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: AHL bound

Zaitsev was sent to AHL Belleville on Friday. Zaitsev was placed on waivers over a week ago, and cleared Nov. 10, but remained with the Senators as a healthy scratch Wednesday. He had one assist in seven games this season and will now play in the AHL for the first time in his professional career.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Remains with big club

Zaitsev remained on the Senators' roster after clearing waivers last Thursday, per the NHL media site. Zaitsev has fallen out of favor with the team as evidenced by his placement on waivers, but he's still around as a seventh defenseman. The move was likely made to create roster flexibility, but his poor play to begin the year will make it tough for the 31-year-old to get back in the lineup.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Put on waivers

Zaitsev was waived by Ottawa on Wednesday, per Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press. Zaitsev has an assist in seven games this season while averaging 15:14 of ice time. He comes with a $4.5 million cap hit for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 campaigns, so he'll probably clear waivers.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Ready to play against Devils

Zaitsev (illness) will be in action versus New Jersey on Tuesday, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. Zaitsev returns following a one-game stint on the sidelines due to illness. Even prior to being sidelined, the 30-year-old blueliner was mired in a 10-game goal drought during which he registered just six shots on net, though he did pick up three helpers over that stretch. Still, given Zaitsev's limited offensive upside, he is unlikely to offer more than mid-range fantasy value.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Under the weather

Zaitsev won't play Saturday versus Montreal due to a non-COVID illness, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Zaitsev can be considered day-to-day with his illness. Luckily for the Senators, Thomas Chabot (hand) is now healthy and will take Zaitsev's spot in the lineup against the Canadiens.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Contributes pair of assists

Zaitsev record two assists, four blocked shots, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks. Zaitsev set up both of Alex Formenton's goals in this game. In his last two outings, Zaitsev has three helpers, but his offense has generally been sporadic throughout the season. The 30-year-old defenseman is up to 11 points, 63 shots on net, 98 blocked shots, 117 hits and a minus-5 rating in 58 contests overall.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Offers helper Monday

Zaitsev posted an assist and two hits in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Kraken. Zaitsev snapped a seven-game point drought with his helper on a Nick Holden goal in the second period. The 30-year-old Zaitsev doesn't contribute much on offense in general -- he's at nine points in 57 contests this season, putting him on pace for a career-worst output. He's added 115 hits, 94 blocked shots, 63 shots on net, 28 PIM and a minus-7 rating.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Good to go Saturday

Zaitsev (face) is expected to play Saturday versus the Panthers. Zaitsev won't miss time after taking a puck to the face Thursday, which required the defenseman to get stitches. He'll play in a second-pairing role, but he has just two assists with 20 shots on net, 20 hits and 18 blocked shots in his last 13 games, so he's not much of a factor in fantasy.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Game-time call Saturday

Zaitsev (face) will be a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup with Florida, Ian Mendes of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports. Considering Zaitsev is mired in a 34-game goal drought, during which he managed just five helpers, few fantasy players figure to be impacted by his potential absence. If the blueliner does miss out Saturday, Victor Mete figures to take his place in the lineup while trade acquisition Travis Hamonic could see the biggest uptick in minutes.
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Senators' Nikita Zaitsev: Needs stitches after puck hits face

Zaitsev (face) got stitches and may not be available for Saturday's game versus the Panthers, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. Zaitsev was injured in the third period after taking a puck to the face or mouth. With his status up in the air for Saturday, Victor Mete may be needed in the lineup.