|Mar. 25 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET1:33 GMT9:33 6:33 PM MST8:33 PM EST5:33 UAE (+1)21:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Kulikov made a successful return to the ice by recording a goal and an assist in the Sabres' 5-2 win over Toronto on Saturday.
Analysis: The defenseman had been sidelined the past three weeks with an upper-body injury. Saturday's output matched Kulikov's entire point total through his first 39 games as a Sabre, so perhaps he'll able to finish a disappointing season on a positive note.
|Dec. 29 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST3:05 UAE (+1)18:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Kulikov (lower back) was taken off IR on Tuesday before the Sabres visited the Predators.
Analysis: Kulikov missed a month earlier in the season with an injury to the same area and hasn't played since Dec. 27. The offseason addition also has struggled on the ice, posting just one assist and a minus-10 rating in 20 games.
|Nov. 11 11:53 AM PT12:53 PM MT1:53 PM CT2:53 PM ET19:53 GMT3:53 12:53 PM MST2:53 PM EST23:53 UAE14:53 ETNaN:� BRT - The Sabres continue to be without Kulikov due to a back injury.
Analysis: Kulikov, expected to be one of Buffalo's top defensemen, hasn't played since Nov. 9 and his return doesn't appear to be imminent. He's been dealing with back issues since the preseason and has no points in the 12 games he's played.
|Oct. 13 7:52 AM PT8:52 AM MT9:52 AM CT10:52 AM ET14:52 GMT22:52 7:52 AM MST9:52 AM EST18:52 UAE10:52 ET11:52 BRT - Kulikov will miss Thursday's season opener against Montreal due to a bruised back.
Analysis: The defenseman, acquired by the Sabres in a trade with Florida during June's NHL Draft, sustained the injury in a preseason game and is still experiencing soreness. Kulikov will join young center Jack Eichel (ankle) and top-line wing Kyle Okposo (knee) on the sidelines for the opener.