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20 Anton Volchenkov D
Height/Weight: 6-1/225 | Birthdate: 2/25/1982 | Birthplace: Moscow, Russia, USSR | Team: Nashville Predators | College: None | NHL Experience: 11 | Salary: $4,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 113.00
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2/26/2015

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Joins Team For Practice

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) joined the team for Wednesday's practice, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: He skated as part of the fourth defensive pairing with Victor Bartley during the session. It seems unlikely that he'll be healthy enough to play Thursday against the Wild, but a return within the next week may be realistic for the blueliner.

2/19/2015

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Skates Thursday

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) skated by himself Thursday morning.
Analysis: Though Anton Volchenkov's ailment doesn't seem to be too severe, his placement on injured reserve will prevent him from playing in Thursday's game against the Islanders. He's likely still a few days away from being fully healthy in any case, so the Predators will give him a few more days off to recover. Once he's activated from IR, Volchenkov could have difficulty finding a regular spot in the lineup, as the impending arrival of new acquisition Cody Franson will force one of the Preds' current third-pairing players to the press box on any given night.

2/18/2015

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Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Back In Tuesday

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov missed Saturday's game against the Devils with the injury. There's a chance Volchenkov could be bumped from the lineup once Cody Franson's immigration situation is settled, but he'll try to stake his claim to a regular third-pairing role Tuesday.

2/17/2015

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Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Placed On IR

News: Although Anton Volchenkov (lower body) was expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, he ended up being placed on injured reserve.
Analysis: The Predators recalled Anthony Bitetto from AHL Milwaukee, and he'll presumably claim a spot in Tuesday's lineup in Anton Volchenkov's stead. Evidently, Volchenkov hasn't progressed as fast as the team had hoped, and won't be eligible to play until Saturday's game against the Flyers.

2/14/2015

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Out Saturday

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) won't play against the Devils on Saturday, WFAN's Matt Loughlin reports.
Analysis: The severity of Anton Volchenkov's injury is unclear at this point in time. However, the injury is apparently worrisome enough to keep him out of Saturday's match with the Devils. The team should update Volchenkov's status in the coming days.

2/11/2015

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Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Contributes Rare Point

News: Anton Volchenkov recorded a rare point in Tuesday's win over the Lightning, taking credit on a secondary assist in Seth Jones' second-period marker.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov has only five points on the season, all of which have been assists. In fact, he hasn't scored a goal since Mar. 19, 2013, amounting to an 108-game drought. Volchenkov does a decent enough job of piling up hits, but that's usually a category that can be easily addressed by a player on the wavier wire that offers more offensive upside to boot.

12/30/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov (Lower Body) Back In Tuesday

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Blues, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov missed five consecutive contests with the injury, but was probably missed by few fantasy players, as he only has three points on 25 games this season. He'll replace Victor Bartley on the Preds' third defensive pairing.

12/23/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov To Miss Third Straight

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will not be available for Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: The Predators will give Anton Volchenkov until after the Christmas holiday to heal up from the injury, as he'll sit for the third straight contest Tuesday. There hasn't much word regarding his progress from the injury he sustained last Tuesday, making an exact return date difficult to pinpoint at this time.

12/22/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Predators' Volchenkov (Lower Body) Out Monday

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will not play against the Blue Jackets on Monday, Eric Stromgren of the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov is in line to miss his second-straight skate with a lingering lower-body injury. He should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's game against the Bruins.

12/16/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Exits Tuesday With Injury

News: Anton Volchenkov left Tuesday's game against the Bruins with a lower-body injury and will not return, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov had dealt with what was classified as a leg injury as recently as last week, so it wouldn't be especially surprising if what was revealed that he suffered some sort of aggravation. The blueliner accrued no meaningful statistics in his 2:56 of ice time before leaving.

12/10/2014

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Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Returns To Action

News: Anton Volchenkov (leg) returned to the lineup Tuesday versus the Avalanche, logging 10:03 of ice time.
Analysis: Though Anton Volchenkov saw over three minutes fewer of ice time than he normally receives, coach Peter Laviolette may have chosen to limit his workload a bit coming off the leg injury. Volchenkov was generally not expected to play Tuesday, but his early return aided the Predators in their 3-0 victory.

12/9/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Likely Out Tuesday

News: Anton Volchenkov (leg) is considered unlikely to play Tuesday against the Avalanche, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov was able to join the Predators for Tuesday's morning skate, but his lack of participation in pairing work suggests he's not quite ready to return. Victor Bartley is set to replace him in the lineup, though Volchenkov could be ready to go when the Predators head to Arizona for a game Thursday night.

12/6/2014

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Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov (Lower Body) Out Saturday Night

News: Anton Volchenkov will not play Saturday night against the Blackhawks due to a lower body injury, the teams' official site reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov potentially sustained the injury in Thursday's contest again the Blues and will miss the weekend showdown as a result. Consider him a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup with the Avalanche.

11/11/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Available Tuesday

News: Anton Volchenkov has completed his four-game suspension and will be available Tuesday against the Oilers.
Analysis: The blueliner was handed the ban for his hit on the Flames' Michael Ferlund in an Oct. 31 game, which resulted in a concussion for the young forward. Anton Volchenkov has two points and a plus-2 rating over 10 games on the season.

11/2/2014

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Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Suspended For Four Games

News: Anton Volchenkov was suspended for four games Sunday following his hit on Flames' forward Michael Ferland.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov has just two points this season through ten games, and will have to wait another four before he can increase that total. The suspension will keep him out of game action until Nov. 11 against the Oilers unless he appeals.

10/18/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Preds' Volchenkov Assists Twice

News: Anton Volchenkov assisted on both of the Predators' goals in their shutout win over the Jets on Friday.
Analysis: The points were Anton Volchenkov's first of the season, but he shouldn't be counted on to offer many contributions on the offensive end. Instead, he'll play a stay-at-home role on the pairing with youngster Seth Jones, offering most of his utility in the form of hits and blocked shots.

7/7/2014

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Anton Volchenkov

Volchenkov Signs With Preds

News: Anton Volchenkov has agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal with the Predators.
Analysis: The 32-year-old Anton Volchenkov adds experience and depth to the Preds' blue line, but he's off the fantasy radar in most formats, coming off a 2013-14 campaign in which he recorded eight assists and 20 PIM in 56 games for New Jersey.

6/30/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Devils Place Volchenkov On Unconditional Waivers

News: Anton Volchenkov has been placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a compliance buyout, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov hasn't been a major factor for the Devils over the past few seasons, so this move wasn't overly surprising. The 32-year-old defensemen will be free to sign with another team if he goes unclaimed, and the Devils will have a bit more cap flexibility to work with in free agency.

6/20/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Devils' Volchenkov A Possible Buyout Candidate

News: The Devils are contemplating using one of their compliance buyouts on Anton Volchenkov, a veteran defensemen with two years at $4.25 million left per season, according to the Newark Star-Ledger's Rich Chere.
Analysis: This shouldn't be a surprise to those who have followed the Devils as Anton Volchenkov hasn't been a terribly effective player the last few seasons. Some of that time has been plagued by injury, but the veteran Russian contributes little to the team's attack and has appeared slow on the ice. The Devils have a logjam of players like Volchenkov on the blue line.

4/14/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Devils' Volchenkov Scratched Sunday

News: Anton Volchenkov was scratched from Sunday's season finale, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov may have aggravated the lower-body injury on Friday that kept him out of Tuesday's game. He will end the season with eight assists in 56 games for the Devils this season.

4/4/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Devils' Volchenkov Back In Lineup Friday

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower back) is back in the lineup for Friday's game, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov took the ice for warmups and will play for the first time since March 22.

4/1/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Devils' Volchenkov Out Tuesday

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will not play Tuesday against the Sabres, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Analysis: With Anton Volchenkov set to miss his fifth straight game, it looks like Adam Larsson will continue to see ice time in his place on the Devils' third pairing.

3/31/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Devils' Volchenkov Possible For Tuesday

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will travel to Buffalo for Tuesday's game, and he may be available to play, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov last played March 22 and is apparently nearing a return. He's yet to score a goal this season, but his work on the back end has been useful for the Devils.

3/31/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Devils' Volchenkov Out Monday

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will not play Monday against the Panthers.
Analysis: The blueliner is still dealing with a nagging lower-body injury and will sit out again Monday. Anton Volchenkov has no goals and seven assists through 51 games this season, so his absence should only affect the deepest of fantasy leagues.

3/26/2014

Anton Volchenkov, D, NSH

Anton Volchenkov

Devils' Volchenkov Won't Play Thursday

News: Anton Volchenkov (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Coyotes, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Anton Volchenkov was able to skate Wednesday morning, but has already been ruled out for Thursday's contest. The blueliner's absence shouldn't affect too many fantasy rosters, though, considering he has no goals and seven assists in 51 games on the season.