NHL’s Nikita Scherbak will play in Sochi
Nikita Schneider will be playing in Sochi for the first time since suffering a broken ankle in November.
Schneider will start Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks and will have two assists in four games.
He was injured on Nov. 18 and missed six games before returning.
He has a goal and four assists in his last four games with Los Angeles.
Schneider’s skating and strength have been an issue for the Lightning.
The Lightning had three forwards who were listed as questionable for Saturday’s game against the Sharks.
Forward Travis Zajac was scratched from the lineup with an upper-body injury.
Forward Victor Hedman was also scratched with an injury.
The Bolts are 4-6-0 on the season when Schneider skates and is averaging 12:34 of ice time per game.
He is one of the NHL’s top scorers, averaging 27 points per game on a plus-7 rating.
Schneider had eight goals and 16 assists in 56 games for the Bolts this season.