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Val Watch: A quiet week statistically for Nichushkin

It was a quiet week statistically for forward Valeri Nichushkin in the KHL. The 22-year-old forward, who is expected to return to the NHL and Dallas next season, played in two games and registered no points.

On Sunday, he was listed on CSKA’s top line, led the team’s forwards with 16:28 of ice time and had one shot on goal in a 3-1 victory over Sibir Novosibirsk.

On Friday, he was again listed on the top line, played 16:15, had one shot on goal, three hits and one blocked shot as CSKA defeated Avangard Omsk, 3-0.

For the season, Nichushkin has scored one goal in five games and ranks third among forwards on the team at 16:23 of ice time per game.

CSKA is off to a good start this season, winning five of its first six games.

Here’s Nichushkin’s game log.

8/25 (DNP)-------
Games Played: 5101-10416:23