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Height: 6' 3"
Born: Jul 22, 1980
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
CAREER: 2005-06: Appeared in 55 games, finishing with 18 points (2+16)…Missed 23 games due to injury… Scored his first goal of the season vs. Washington (11/17)... Assisted on Kotalik's game-winner @ Boston (10/20)... 2006 PLAYOFFS: Two points (0+2) in eight games... Suffered broken foot in Game 2 @ Ottawa (5/8).
2004-05: Played with Magnitogorsk in the Russian League, scoring 10 points (2+8) in 48 games.
2003-04: Led Buffalo defensemen in goals (10) for second-straight season…Set career-high totals for assists (24), points (34) and goals… Named an alternate captain for February… Registered first two-goal game and three-point night with 2+1 effort vs. Columbus (3/29)…Scored game-winning and a shorthanded goal vs. the Blue Jackets… Scored GWG and added assist vs. Anaheim (1/02)… Had goal and assist for second two-point game of season in win over Washington (11/26)…Scored Sabres’ first goal of game vs. Capitals and assisted on Satan’s PP tally…Scored second goal of season vs. Minnesota (10/28)…Scored his first goal of the season (on PP) to tie game in win @ Anaheim (10/24).
2002-03: Led Buffalo defensemen with eight goals…Recorded first SHG of career @ Boston (4/05)…Scored seventh goal of season vs. Atlanta (4/02)…Returned to lineup @ Carolina (3/29) after missing eight games with a shoulder injury (seven games) and flu (one game)…Had career-long, four-game point streak (1+3) from @ Tampa Bay (2/23) to vs. Dallas (2/28)…Scored career-high third PPG @ Washington (2/26)…Set career high with fifth goal of season, scoring PPG vs. Vancouver (2/07) and was assessed career high 17 PIMs…Scored fourth goal of season @ Washington (12/30)…Recorded third goal of season and second in as many games in 4-3 win vs. Washington (12/07)…Marked first time in career scoring goals in back-to-back games… Scored first career game-tying goal on PP in 1-1 tie @ Edmonton (11/01).
2001-02: Tied career and season high with two assists (one on GW/PPG) in 5-1 win vs. Detroit (3/10)…Recorded a goal and assist for third multiple-point game of season @ Los Angeles (1/17)…Scored first goal of season @ Dallas (12/12)…Returned to action @ Boston (12/08)…Was cleared to play but was healthy scratch vs. Colorado (12/7) after missing previous 18 games with broken thumb suffered vs. Montreal 10/26)…Had surgery on broken thumb (10/30).
2000-01: Won Fred T. Hunt Award as Sabres’ outstanding rookie…Finished 12th in rookie assists (18) and tied for 19th in rookie points (22)…Scored goal in 3-0 win vs. Toronto (3/20)…Scored first career even strength goal (third of season) vs. Montreal (2/11)…Scored first NHL goal on PP and had assist in 5-4 victory vs. Montreal (11/3)…Scored first NHL point with assist on Dumont’s goal in 4-2 win vs. Chicago (10/05)... 2001 Playoffs: Finished second among rookies with +5 plus/minus rating in playoffs…Played in first career playoff game, assisting on GWG in 2-1 win in Game One @ Philadelphia (4/11).
1999-00: Selected to AHL All-Rookie team…Reassigned to Rochester, 2/22…Saw action in 4-1 win vs. Los Angeles (2/19)…Recalled from Rochester, 2/18…Reassigned to Rochester, 1/09…Appeared in first NHL game and was +1 vs. Atlanta (1/04)…Recalled from Rochester, 1/04.
1998-1999: Played in first professional game with Rochester (4/07)…Saw action in seven playoff games with Rochester (AHL)…Scored 25 points (7+18) with Moncton (QMJHL).
1997-98: Appeared in 26 games with Traktor (Russia).