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      Nikita Zaitsev (personal) has been placed on the Non-Roster list.

      Zaitsev will be away from the team as he tends to a personal matter. Filip Roos, recalled from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL on Thursday, could slide into the Blackhawks lineup as a defensive replacement for Zaitsev. Zaitsev is averaging 14:10 time-on-ice per night and has one point (1G / 0A) in five games this season.

      Source: Ben Pope 11/16/23, 11:34 am EST

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      Nikita Zaitsev will make his season debut Monday vs. Toronto.

      Zaitsev has been a healthy scratch for the Blackhawks' first three games of the season but will make his season debut Monday vs. Toronto. The 31-year-old is entering his eighth NHL season and second with Chicago after being traded from Ottawa midway through the 2022-23 season. He had a goal, seven assists, 20 SOG, 20 PIMs and a -9 plus/minus through 46 games with Chicago and Ottawa in 2022-23.

      Source: Ben Pope 10/16/23, 5:03 pm EST

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      Nikita Zaitsev is considered week-to-week as he will be out "the next little bit" due to an injury (undisclosed).

      Zaitsev left the Senators' last game vs. Boston after just 7:16 TOI due to an undisclosed injury and will be out for the "next little bit" according to head coach DJ Smith. The 31-year-old stay-at-home defender had three assists, six SOG and a -6 plus/minus in 19 games prior to the injury.

      Source: Ian Mendes 12/29/22, 12:21 pm EST

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