We’re not sure who got the worst of this collision: Islanders captain John Tavares or linesman Don Henderson.
Early in the second period of the Isles’ 5-2 loss to Toronto on Tuesday, Tavares absorbed a check from Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin and went flying toward the New York bench. He never reached the boards, however, as Kulemin’s hit sent him barreling right into Henderson...
The New York Islanders had a scare on Tuesday night when the Maple Leafs' Nikolai Kulemin checked the Isles best player and captain John Tavares into the boards right in front of the Islanders bench. Their concern was likely nothing compared to the horror of the official who took the full brunt of Tavares' helmeted head in his crotch.Or as the announcer saw it, "Tavares...
James van Riemsdyk scored twice and Nikolai Kulemin got the winner and the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a three-game losing skid with a 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
The Maple Leafs placed newly acquired center Patrick Holland on their top line between Phil Kessel and van Riemsdyk, which allowed van Riemsdyk to move back to his natural position at left wing....
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18 days ago
The Maple Leafs lineup took another hit as winger Nikolai Kulemin will be out up to two weeks with a chipped bone in his ankle.
According to Stephen Whyno of Canadian Press, the 27 year old winger suffered the injury during team practice on Friday.
Coach Randy Carlyle indicated that team doctors opted to have Kulemin sit out and let the ankle heal fully rather than have the...
Nikolai Kulemin recorded a pair of assists in two games but his season was put on hold after he blocked a shot during Friday’s practice. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward will be sidelined for at least two weeks due to a small broken bone in his ankle according to Sportsnet.
Kulemin could have theoretically played through the injury because it’s not displaced but his doctors didn’t...
Nikolai Kulemin will miss at least two weeks with a bone chip in his ankle
Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said Saturday the winger blocked a shot with his foot in practice Friday and could have played hurt for a month. Instead, the team and doctors decided to put Kulemin in a walking boot and not take the chance of making it worse.
Carlyle said it was not a displaced fracture...
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October 05, 2013
The Pittsburgh Penguins, sitting first in the Atlantic Division, could be looking to acquire another winger to play alongside Evgeni Malkin.
It's believed the Penguins are once again taking a look at Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nikolai Kulemin.
Malkin, who currently leads the Penguins in assists with 10, played alongside Kulemin during the...
Per Yahoo Sports Dmitry Chesnokov, Maple Leafs winger Nikolai Kulemin has signed on with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL, along with Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin.
The 26 year old Kulemin played for Magnitogorsk from 2005-2008 before signing with Toronto in 2008.
Chesnokov also reported that center Mikhail Grabovski has been approached by two KHL clubs.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and left wing Nikolai Kulemin agreed to a two-year contract on Thursday that will pay him $2.8 million per season, according to CBS and TSN. By reaching an agreement, arbitration was avoided. Kulemin, 26, had seven goals and 21 assists in 70 games last season. He had 30 goals the previous season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with Nikolai Kulemin, signing the forward to a two-year, $5.6-million deal.
Kulemin will make $2.6 million next season and $3 million in 2013-14. He made $2.2 million last season.
Kulemin had just seven goals and 21 assists before missing the last 12 games of a disappointing season with a broken finger. The Maple Leafs are hoping...