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Canadiens acquire D Nesterov from Lightning

NEW YORK (AP) The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Nikita Nesterov from the Tampa Bay Lightning in a deal for defenseman Jonathan Racine and a sixth-round pick in the June draft. Nesterov had three goals and nine assists in 35 games for the Lightning this season. The 23-year-old Russian, selected by Tampa Bay in the fifth round of the 2011 draft, has eight goals and...
Via Associated Press
January 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Russia replaces Voynov with Nesterov on World Cup roster

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov has been added to Russia's World Cup of Hockey roster in place of Slava Voynov, who is ineligible to compete because he is suspended indefinitely by the NHL. In announcing the move Monday, the Russian Hockey Federation said it ran out of time in its bid to have the league lift Voynov's suspension stemming from his arrest on felony...
Via Associated Press
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Lightning recall Nikita Nesterov from Syracuse

TAMPA BAY -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled defenseman Nikita Nesterov from the Syracuse Crunch on Sunday, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.Nesterov, 5-foot-11, 191 pounds, was assigned to Syracuse on Friday, November 6 and skated in two games with the Crunch, registering a goal and five shots on goal with a plus-1 rating. He has played in six games...
Via Associated Press
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning D Nikita Nesterov suspended 2 games for boarding

 Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov has been suspended for two games without pay for boarding Dallas Stars forward Curtis McKenzie.Nesterov was given a 5-minute penalty and a game misconduct for checking McKenzie from behind in Thursday's contest in Tampa. It came at 15:56 of the second period. The Stars beat Tampa 5-3.McKenzie needed assistance from the ice and appeared...
Via Associated Press
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Postseason Scoring Beginning to Rebound After 3-Year Low

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18), of the Czech Republic, is congratulated by defensemd Nikita Nesterov (89), of Russia, and Anton Stralman (6), of Sweden, during the third period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara) There has been...
Via The Sports Journal
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lightning and 2011 draft pick come to terms

The Tampa Bay Lightning have agreed to terms with defenseman Nikita Nesterov on a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced. Nesterov, 6-foot, 183 pounds, played in 35 games with Chelyabinsk Traktor of the KHL this season, recording 14 penalty minutes while averaging 12:21 in average ice time.  He also appeared in 19 playoff...
Via The Bay Cave
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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