Valeri Nichushkin Stats
- Height / Weight
- 76 / 210 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/4/1995 (29)
Valeri Nichushkin Last 10 Games
Valeri Nichushkin News
Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin has been cleared to return from the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program. He is now free to practice with the club moving forward but has not been clear yet for game action. The 28-year-old last appeared on Jan. 10 when he scored a pair of goals in a shutout win over the Vegas Golden Knights. Prior to departing the club, the Russian was enjoying a big season, tallying 22 goals and 42 points in 40 games. His previous career high in points was 52 set with the Avs in 2021-22 while he also posted a career-high 25 goals that season, as well. Add in his 128 shots, 55 hits, 18 penalty minutes, and plus-nine rating and Nichushkin has certainly been a valuable fantasy asset this season.
Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin has voluntarily entered the Players Assistance Program of the NHL and NHLPA. As a result, he will be unavailable to the club for an indefinite period of time. "My goal is to address my issues and prevent any negative outcomes once and for all," the veteran said as part of a statement released on Monday afternoon. Despite his off-ice issues, Nichushkin was having a nice year on the ice where he recorded 22 goals and 42 points across 40 games for Colorado, including a two-goal effort against the Vegas Golden Knights his last time out on Jan. 10. The Russian has tallied 110 goals and 263 points across 498 career regular-season games between the Avalanche and Dallas Stars.
Colorado Avalanche winger Valeri Nichushkin is feeling under the weather but could still play Saturday versus Toronto. The 28-year-old has been outstanding for Colorado all year and would be a big miss. He has notched 22 goals and 42 points in 40 appearances this season, including nine (six goals, three assists) in his past seven outings. Only Buffalo's Sam Reinhart (15) has scored more power-play goals than Nichushkin (13), and he would be in a good position to add to his tally on Saturday, with Toronto's penalty-killing efficiency at a lowly 76.8 percent.
Colorado Avalanche winger Valeri Nichushkin registered a second consecutive multi-point outing on Wednesday when he scored two goals in a 5-1 victory over the Sabres. He had an even-strength tally in the first period and wrapped up the scoring with a power-play goal. This was a special outing for Nichushkin, as the Russian forward reached 100 career goals. 12 of his markers have come in 27 appearances this season. He's also had 13 assists as an effective part of the Avalanche top six.