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21 Nikita Filatov LW
Height/Weight: 6-0/190 | Birthdate: 5/25/1990 | Birthplace: Moscow, USSR | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 4 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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5/15/2012

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens' Filatov Signs Two-Year Deal With KHL Team

News: Nikita Filatov has signed a two-year deal with Salavat Yulaev of the KHL reports the Ottawa Sun.
Analysis: It certainly appears that the Nikita Filatov experiment is over for good in Ottawa. The Senators will need to make a qualifying offer to Filatov, who will become a restricted free agent come July 1st, or he'll become unrestricted. Ottawa's management is debating whether or not to do so, but odds are good that GM Bryan Murray will take a pass and end the team's association with the winger. His fantasy value next year is next to nil.

12/12/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens' Filatov Headed To KHL

News: Nikita Filatov will join HC CSKA Moscow in the KHL and is done with the Senators this season, Bob McKenzie of TSN has confirmed.
Analysis: His rights are still the property of the Senators, however, so any return to North America would ultimately lead him back to the organization, barring a trade elsewhere. Nikita Filatov has just one point in nine games this season and has had a difficult time cracking the lineup in recent weeks, so this development is hardly a surprise.

12/12/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens Allow Filatov To Play In Russia

News: Nikita Filatov will be leaving the Senators for the remainder of the season to play in Russia for HC CSKA Moscow of the KHL, reports Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos.
Analysis: Given the fact that he was a healthy scratch the past four games, it was pretty obvious that this move was coming. The Senators still hold his NHL rights and perhaps he'll be back again next season competing for a spot with Ottawa. That being said, Nikita Filatov would have been much better served if he had simply toughed it out down in the AHL and grow more accustomed to the North American style of game.

12/5/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens Scratch Filatov For Monday's Game Against Tampa Bay

News: Nikita Filatov will be a healthy scratch for a second game in a row Monday, reports Sportsnet's Ian Mendes.
Analysis: Bobby Butler will start on the first line with Jason Spezza and Colin Greening. Head Coach Paul MacLean mentioned recently that while Nikita Filatov has shown improvement in his play away from the puck, he needs to start producing to stay in the lineup. We expect Filatov to be in and out of the lineup as his play dictates. For now, he'll need to be patient and work hard at practice before he gets another shot.

12/2/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens' Filatov Plays Thursday

News: Nikita Filatov played over 14 minutes in Thursday's loss to Dallas.
Analysis: Nikita Filatov didn't miss any time due to the fractured nose he suffered Nov. 29. Though he has been playing on the top line, Filatov (one point on the season) is best left on fantasy free agent wires.

12/1/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Filatov Should Be Back In Ottawa Lineup Thursday

News: Nikita Filatov (fractured nose) will likely suit up for the Senators when they take on the Stars Thursday night in Dallas reports the Ottawa Sun.
Analysis: He suffered the injury during the opening period of Ottawa's previous game against the Jets when he took the boot of Eric Fehr's skate to the nose. It was originally thought that Nikita Filatov had suffered a broken nose, but it turned out to be only fractured. He's currently playing on Ottawa's No. 1 line with Jason Spezza and Colin Greening. Head coach Paul MacLean spoke highly of Filatov's previous game against Carolina and will continue to give him top six minutes if he can work hard and produce some points.

11/29/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens Filatov Breaks Nose

News: Nikita Filatov left Tuesday's win over the Jets with a broken nose, suffered in the first period, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis: No word yet from the team on how long Nikita Filatov will be out. He suffered the injury when getting hit by the skate of the Jets' Eric Fehr.

11/27/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Senators Recall Filatov

News: The Senators have recalled forward Nikita Filatov from Binghamton of the AHL according to a team release.
Analysis: Nikita Filatov had a meeting with Sens GM Bryan Murray regarding his frustration with playing in the minors and his desire to return to Russia to play for the Central Red Army. Murray explained that if he wasn't up by the end of November, then he might consider allowing the winger to explore the possibilities. This obviously puts an end to that. Filatov has registered 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in 15 games with Binghamton this season. He has also appeared in six games with Ottawa, recording one assist. His fantasy value is limited, but he could have some value if he sticks with the big club.

11/17/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens' Filatov Could Head Back To Russia

News: Nikita Filatov is being pursued by the KHL's Central Red Army reports the Ottawa Citizen.
Analysis: Nikita Filatov met with Ottawa's GM Bryan Murray on Sunday and expressed his frustration at being stuck in the minors and that he'd like to return to Russia to play if possible. Ottawa currently has all the power as the NHL and KHL honour each league's contracts and as such, Filatov cannot sign a deal with Central Red Army unless givin the go ahead from Ottawa's management. Murray told Filatov that if he isn't in Ottawa before the month of November is out, then he might allow Filatov to pursue the option of going back to Russia. For anyone who hoped that Filatov would change his stripes and hone his skills in the AHL, this is certainly discouraging news.

11/7/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens Return Filatov To Binghamton

News: Nikita Filatov was sent to Binghamton (AHL) on Monday, the Senators' official site reports.
Analysis: The 21-year-old continues to maintain a fringe role in Ottawa while racking up frequent flyer miles when the Sens have injuries.

10/30/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens Recall Filatov

News: Nikita Filatov has been recalled by the Sens, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: He'll likely replace Daniel Alfredsson in the lineup for the immediate future as Alfie was knocked out of Saturday's game with a head injury. Since being sent back to Binghamton, Nikita Filatov has five points (4 G, 1 A) over seven games along with a plus-3 rating for the B-Sens.

10/29/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Injury Opens Door For Sens' Filatov

News: Saturday's injury to Daniel Alfredsson may have opened the door for Nikita Filatov to play Sunday against the Leafs, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.
Analysis: CBC actually indicated they had an unconfirmed report that Nikita Filatov had already gotten the call. He had four goals and a helper in seven games heading into action Saturday but had been absolutely clocked in Friday's AHL contest. He returned to action that game, answering questions about his toughness, but the collision was a little like a compact car hitting a dump truck. No need to grab him yet. Watch him Sunday and wait on information on Alfie's injury status before making a claim.

10/13/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT Sens' Filatov Demoted

Nikita Filatov

Sens' Filatov Demoted

News: Nikita Filatov has been sent to Binghamton (AHL), James Mirtle of the Globe & Mail reports.
Analysis: He'll get more reliable minutes from the B-Sens with a top-six role and time on the power play. It will be interesting to see how long he needs to prove himself in the AHL before he'll get another look with the big club.

10/11/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens' Filatov A Likely Scratch

News: Nikita Filatov is not listed in Tuesday's lineup against the Wild after seeing some top-line time the first two games, Rob Carlin of Comcast Sports reports.
Analysis: Anyone who expected consistency out of Nikita Filatov just because he's wearing a new jersey this season should be kicking themselves right now. He did register an assist in one of those two games, but as usual with the talented but enigmatic Filatov, you'll need to check his playing status and what line he's skating with.

10/8/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens' Filatov On First Line Friday

News: Nikita Filatov picked up an assist and was one of three Sens to finish with a plus-1 rating in Friday's 5-3 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: He was skating on a line with Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek in the loss and that line was by far the Sens' most productive. In terms of power-play time, Nikita Filatov lagged behind Spezza, Michalek and Daniel Alfredsson for minutes, but his opportunity to skate with Spezza should lead to a spike in production if that arrangement holds up.

6/25/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Sens Acquire Filatov For Third-Round Pick In 2011 Draft

News: Filatov was traded to Ottawa on Saturday in exchange for the 66th overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, which Columbus used to select Notre Dame forward Thomas Tynan.
Analysis: For all his struggles in Columbus, people forget Filatov was the sixth overall pick in the draft just three years ago. Ottawa needs all the offensive help it can get and the Sens would be smart to throw Filatov on their first line with Jason Spezza right away and see how it turns out. That doesn't mean they will, but Filatov's fantasy value certainly rises with the deal. He had worn out his welcome in Columbus.

2/7/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Filatov Close To Returning For Jackets' Affiliate

News: Fliatov (neck), who hasn't played for AHL Springfield since Jan. 15, should be back on the ice sometime this week, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: He's got just three goals and nine points in 14 games for Springfield, and will need to make a much bigger impression than that if he wants to get back up to the big club.

1/26/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Blue Jackets' Filatov Has Neck Injury

News: Updating a previous report, Filatov is suffering from a neck injury and has not played in over a week, according to Thomas Reed of the Columbus Dispatch.
Analysis: Filatov has been kind of a flop at two levels this season, and even with his raw skills he's still miles away from helping any fantasy rosters.

1/26/2011

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Jackets' Prospect Filatov Still Sidelined

News: Filatov hasn't played a game for AHL Springfield since January 16th.
Analysis: According to Masslive.com Filatov left the game on the 16th with a bloodied nose, so our assumption is that the nose was actually broken. Filatov wasn't lighting up the league since his demotion anyway, but this certainly won't speed up a potential return to Columbus.

12/10/2010

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Blue Jackets Assign Filatov to AHL

News: The Blue Jackets assigned Filatov to AHL Springfield on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Filatov has not recorded a point since November 22, so the Blue Jackets will send him back to the minors to get more playing time and continue working on his game. Filatov will likely be recalled later this season, but the team has not indicated when that may be.

12/3/2010

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Filatov Could Return To Jackets Lineup This Weekend

News: Filatov, who's been a healthy scratch three of the last four games, could return to action this weekend, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Coach Scott Arniel hinted that Saturday against the Penguins might see Filatov's return from temporary exile.

11/29/2010

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Jackets' Filatov Scratched Again Sunday

News: Filatov was a healthy scratch for Sunday's loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: He looked like he was pressing and fighting the puck Friday, so coach Scott Arniel is apparently going to try and settle Filatov down before plugging him back into a regular shift.

11/26/2010

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Filatov Expected to Return to Columbus Lineup Friday

News: Filatov is expected to return to the lineup Friday, Thomas Reed of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Filatov was benched Wednesday for disciplinary reasons, but it looks like head coach Scott Arniel is satisfied that Filatov has learned his lesson. Use Filatov as you normally would Friday.

11/25/2010

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Jackets' Filatov Disciplined, Sits Wednesday

News: Filatov was benched for Wednesday's OT win over the Islanders after sleeping in following his afternoon nap, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Coach Scott Arniel would only say that Filatov was disciplined for "something that happened off the ice." The youngster will likely miss only one game, but the important thing is how he responds.

11/23/2010

Nikita Filatov, LW, OTT

Nikita Filatov

Jackets' Filatov Slowly Heating Up

News: Filatov picked up another assist in Monday's 2-0 win over the Predators.
Analysis: That's five points, all helpers, in his last six games, to go along with a tidy plus-4 rating. He's earned coach Scott Arniel's trust and is clocking consistent shifts and minutes, and it's only a matter of time before he finds the back of the net as well.