Veteran defenceman Dmitry Kulikov left the game in Anaheim last Friday in the first period and did not return. Kulikov didn’t play the next game on Saturday night in Los Angeles against the Kings and Jets Head Coach Maurice indicated on Monday that he would know more about the status of Kulikov later in the afternoon.
Today following the team’s optional skate, Maurice indicated that Kulikov (upper body injury) will be out until around the All-Star Break which is January 26th.
Kulikov has one goal and three assists in 25 games this season. Kulikov has one more year left on his current contract ($4.3 million AAV)
I also appear on the Illegal Curve Hockey Show every Saturday on TSN 1290 Winnipeg starting at 9 am.
And I occasionally jump in the play-by-play booth at Bell MTS Place to provide colour analysis during Manitoba Moose games.