|NUMBER:||79||BIRTHDATE:||December 20, 1978 (AGE 34)|
|HEIGHT:||6' 0"||BIRTHPLACE:||Voskresensk, Russia|
|WEIGHT:||201||DRAFTED:||MTL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft|
|Shoots:||Left||ROUND:||6th (162nd overall)|
Recorded his 400th career point in the NHL and blocked 4 shots on Oct. 9 at CGY… Amassed 1 assist, 4 shots and a +1 differential on Oct. 12 at VAN… Produced 3 shots and 3 blocked shots on Oct.15 at WPG… Registered 2 points (1-1-2) and a +2 differential on Oct. 17 vs. CBJ… Recorded 1assist, 4 blocked shots and a +1 differential on Oct. 22 vs. EDM… Blocked 5 shots on Oct. 28 at NYR… Led the team in Oct. in differential (+9) and time on ice per game (25:01)… Played his 700th career game in the NHL on Nov. 5 vs. STL… Played 27:39 and totaled 5 shots and 6 blocked shots on Nov. 7 at OTT… Tied a personal-high with 3 assists on Nov. 1 at MIN and on Nov. 27 at BUF… Led the team in Nov. in assists (11), points (12, tied with P.K. Subban) and ice time per game (25:41)… Ranked tied for 2nd among NHL defensemen in Nov. in assists (11) and tied for 3rd in points (12)… Blocked 5 shots on Dec. 5 vs. BOS…
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I don't think today was my most solid game that I've had, some rebounds here and there. I know there's a lot of work to do, not every game is going to go as good as these last few. I've just got to make sure I keep working and keep trying to get better.