Panthers Trade Dmitri Kulikov to Sabres

kuliiJust as the second day of the 2016 NHL Draft was getting underway, the hosts team made a bit of a splash. Buffalo announced they had dealt Mark Psysk along with their 38th and 89th picks for defensemen Dmitri Kulikov and Florida’s 33rd pick. Kulikov balances out the Sabres blue-line with his left-handed shot and has one year on his contract which will earn him $4.3 million. The 25-year-old already has 460 games under his belt along with 28 goals and 138 points.
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Russia Names Squad for 2011 Championships

Earlier this morning, Team Russia head coach Vyacheslav Bykov named his team for the 2011 Men’s World Championships. The roster is slighlty different than the one Bykov took to the Euro Hockey Tour (which Russia won) with the addition of a few more NHL’ers and one key KHL’er. Ilya Kovalchuk returns to the team which he will most likely captain having done so last year, Dmitri Kulikov of the Panthers will be on the blue-line while his teammate Evgeni Dadonov wasn’t selected despite playing in the Euros. Also joining the team are Nikolai Kluemin of Toronto and Fedor Tyutin of Columbus while Alexander Radulov, who is one of the best players in Russia, will also suit up for Sbornya.

The team goes as follows:

Goaltenders:
Vasily Koshechkin (HC Severstal)
Konstantin Barulin (Atlant)
Evgeni Nabokov (New York Islanders)

Defensemen:
Vitaly Atyushov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)
Fedor Tyutin (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Dmitri Kalinin (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
Konstantin Korneyev (AK Bars)
Alexei Yemelin (AK Bars)
Ilya Nikulin (AK Bars)
Dmitri Kulikov (Florida Panthers)
Denis Grebeshkov (SKA St.Petersburg)
Nikolai Belov (HC Neftekhimik)

Forwards:
Alexei Morozov (AK Bars)
Danis Zaripov (AK Bars)
Ilya Kovalchuk (New Jersey Devils)
Konstantin Gorovikov (UHC Dynamo)
Nikolai Kulemin (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Evgeny Artyukhin (SKA St.Petersburg)
Alexander Radulov (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
Maxim Afinogenov (SKA St.Petersburg
Sergei Zinovjev (Salavat Yulaev Ufa)
Vladimir Tarasenko (HC Sibir)
Alexei Kaigorodov (Metallurg Magnitogorsk)
Alexei Tereshchenko (Ak Bars)
Aleksandr Burmistrov (Atlanta Thrashers)