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Nikita Zaitsev News Tweets (Player Profile)

No postgame update on Zaitsev. He and Murphy are both questionable for tomorrow at Buffalo.

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Jan 16, 2024

UPDATE: Nikita Zaitsev will not return to tonight’s game.

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Jan 16, 2024

Nikita Zaitsev is back with the Blackhawks for morning skate. He missed last game with an illness.

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Dec 31, 2023

Nikita Zaitsev is not on the ice for warmups. He participated in the morning skate and was supposed to be in the lineup.…

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Dec 29, 2023

Luke Richardson confirms Reichel, Beauvillier, and Zaitsev are all back in today. Katchouk, R. Johnson, and Crevier are out…

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Dec 5, 2023

Mrazek will start in net. Crevier will replace Zaitsev. Beauvillier can't join the team in the U.S. yet, so he's out. Re…

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Dec 3, 2023

Blackhawks updates from Richardson:
- Zaitsev's absence just a maintenance day
- Tinordi will come on road trip and could b…

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Nov 28, 2023

Arvid Söderblom will start in goal tonight vs. Toronto.

Taylor Hall is back in after missing one game with a shoulder injury. MacKenzie Entwistle and Nikita Zaitsev also draw into the lineup.

Cole Guttman, Reese Johnson and Jarred Tinordi are the scratches. #Blackhawks

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Oct 16, 2023

Zaitsev was told his 10-day wait for his U.S. visa was "actually pretty fast." But to him...

"It was like a year. I can’t stand without practicing with the team."

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Mar 3, 2023

The Blackhawks don't expect Zaitsev to clear immigration for another 4-7 days, roughly.

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Feb 25, 2023

Zaitsev, a second in 2023 and fourth 2026 for future consdierdations to Chicago #Sens

— NHL Game Day News (@GameDayNewsNHL) Feb 22, 2023