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Nikita Zaitsev
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Team: Toronto Maple Leafs Height: 6-2 Born: 10/29/1991
Position: DWeight: 195 Birthplace: Moscow, USSR

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May 2 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET17:20 GMT1:20 10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST21:20 UAE13:20 ETNaN:� BRT - The Maple Leafs have signed Zaitsev to a seven-year extension with an average annual value of $4.5 million.
Analysis: Toronto liked what it saw from the KHL defector in his first NHL campaign, where he recorded four goals and 32 assists while playing in all 82 regular-season games and leading the team in time on ice. Zaitsev was to be a restricted free agent this offseason.
Apr. 10 6:12 AM PT7:12 AM MT8:12 AM CT9:12 AM ET13:12 GMT21:12 6:12 AM MST8:12 AM EST17:12 UAE9:12 ETNaN:� BRT - Zaitsev will make his postseason debut when the Maple Leafs host Washington in Monday's Game 3 of the teams' opening-round playoff series.
Analysis: Zaitsev, who produced four goals and 32 assists during the regular season, missed the first two games with an upper-body injury he sustained on April 9. The 25-year-old's return comes at a good time with fellow defenseman Roman Polak suffering a season-ending lower-body injury in Saturday's Game 2.
Feb. 7 6:29 AM PT7:29 AM MT8:29 AM CT9:29 AM ET14:29 GMT22:29 7:29 AM MST9:29 AM EST18:29 UAE9:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Zaitsev had two assists Monday.
Analysis: The rookie is third on the Leafs with 22 assists.
Oct. 25 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST6:03 UAE (+1)22:03 ETNaN:� BRT - Zaitsev had an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has four assists in the last five games.

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