Next Game
Sat, Dec 2 @ 10:00 pm ET
vs Colorado Avalanche (15-6-1)
  • Honda Center
  • ANA +192, O/U 6.5
regional restrictions may apply

Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
15-5-4 34
15-8-1 31
13-4-3 29
10-10-3 23
8-10-6 22
9-12-1 19
9-14-0 18
6-16-2 14

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 2 2 -8 17:01 20

Top Ilya Lyubushkin News

  • Ducks' Ilya Lyubushkin: Slated to play Thursday

    Lyubushkin (upper body) is set to play Thursday against Washington.

    Lyubushkin couldn't complete Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Vancouver due to the injury, but he won't end up missing a full game. He has two assists, 42 hits and 56 blocks in 22 contests this campaign. Lyubushkin's projected to play on the third pairing alongside Pavel Mintyukov.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Ducks' Ilya Lyubushkin: Questionable to finish game

    Lyubushkin sustained an upper-body injury and is questionable to return to Tuesday's game versus the Canucks.

    Lyubushkin logged 6:48 of ice time in the first period but was unavailable to begin the second. With Radko Gudas (lower body) dealing with a short-term issue, it's possible the Ducks may need to call up a defenseman from AHL San Diego prior to Thursday's contest versus the Capitals.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Ducks' Ilya Lyubushkin: Posts assist

    Lyubushkin notched an assist and two blocked shots in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.

    Lyubushkin has earned his two assists this season over the last four games. He set up the first of Frank Vatrano's goals in Sunday's win. Lyubushkin has supplied 22 hits, 35 blocked shots, 12 PIM and 13 shots on net through 14 contests, adding a physical and veteran presence on the Ducks' young blue line.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Ducks' Ilya Lyubushkin: Gets on scoresheet Sunday

    Lyubushkin notched an assist, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Golden Knights.

    Lyubushkin helped out on a Mason McTavish tally in the third period, which stood as the game-winning goal. The 29-year-old Lyubushkin had gone without a point in his first 10 games with the Ducks after an offseason trade from Buffalo. He's been as physical as ever with 20 hits, 31 blocked shots and eight PIM through 11 outings while filling a bottom-four role. Don't expect much offense from Lyubushkin, as his career high in points is 15 in the 2021-22 campaign he split between Arizona and Toronto.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Ducks' Ilya Lyubushkin: Dealt to Ducks

    Buffalo traded Lyubushkin to Anaheim in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick Friday.

    Lyubushkin scored two goals and 14 points in 68 games with the Sabres last season. The 29-year-old likely would've been an extra blueliner for Buffalo this year but he should see bottom-four minutes with the Ducks.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Earns assist Saturday

    Lyubushkin earned a helper in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Rangers.

    Lyubushkin set up Jeff Skinner with a cross-ice pass at the 7:52 mark of the second period to give the Sabres a 1-0 lead. The Sabres blueliner has picked up an assist in consecutive contests to give him 12 points in 51 games this season. Lyubushkin has also been credited with 72 blocks and 81 hits this year.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Collects three helpers Saturday

    Lyubushkin recorded three assists in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Ducks.

    It was a career-best effort for the 28-year-old blueliner, who had never produced more than two points in an NHL game before Saturday. Lyubushkin isn't likely to repeat the performance any time soon, however -- he came into the game with only five points, all helpers, through 30 games, and he hasn't seen a second of power-play time since early November.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Sends shorthanded helper

    Lyubushkin posted a shorthanded assist, four PIM, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Predators.

    Lyubushkin has four helpers over his last 10 contests since returning from a lower-body injury that cost him nine games. He set up Kyle Okposo's third-period tally Saturday, which stood as the game-winner. Lyubushkin has managed five assists, 51 hits, 37 blocked shots and 32 PIM through 27 outings -- even with the recent production, his offense is still too limited to be helpful in most fantasy formats.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: In lineup against Knights

    Lyubushkin (lower body), as expected, will be in action versus Vegas on Monday, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Lyubushkin returns after having been sidelined for the prior nine games due to his lower-body injury. The blueliner has just one assist in 17 contests this year, so fantasy players shouldn't be expecting much out of him in terms of offensive upside the rest of the way.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Expected to play Monday

    Lyubushkin (lower body) is expected to be in Monday's lineup against Vegas, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

    Lyubushkin will still need to be officially removed from injured reserve before he's able to play, but it looks like he's ready to return from a nine-game absence. The 28-year-old tallied one assist through his first 17 games this season.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Moves to IR

    Lyubushkin (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, per the NHL media site.

    Lyubushkin hasn't skated with the Sabres since he was injured in the third period against Tampa Bay on Nov. 28. He remains day-to-day. Buffalo activated Jacob Bryson (lower body), who will return to action Sunday against San Jose, from injured reserve in a corresponding move.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Remains day-to-day

    Lyubushkin (lower body) won't play Sunday against San Jose, Heather Engel of reports.

    Lyubushkin, who hasn't been in the lineup since Nov. 28, is still listed as day-to-day. He was absent from Sunday's morning skate and it is unclear when he will be ready to return. Lyubushkin has contributed one assist, eight shots on goal, 27 blocks and 36 hits across 17 games this season.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Won't play Wednesday

    Lyubushkin (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against the Red Wings on Wednesday, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Lyubushkin is still being evaluated for his undisclosed injury but has received good news regarding the initial testing results. Without Lyubushkin in the lineup, Lawrence Pilut will suit up for the Sabres for the first time since Nov. 16 versus the Senators. Prior to getting hurt, Lyubushkin was stuck in a 16-game pointless streak and shouldn't be expected to offer more than low-end fantasy value. With a back-to-back on the schedule, it seems a stretch that Lyubushkin will be available against Colorado on Thursday.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Being evaluated

    Lyubushkin (undisclosed) is still being evaluated, Jourdon LaBarber of the Sabres' official site reports.

    Lyubushkin didn't practice Tuesday after leaving Monday's contest against Tampa Bay. He blocked a shot by Lightning forward Steven Stamkos late in the third period.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Seven hits in return to action

    Lyubushkin (lower body) was minus-2 with seven hits in 22:14 of ice time in a 5-3 loss to the Lightning on Saturday.

    He had missed four games with a lower-body injury. Lyubushkin is a tough defender, but he doesn't really ping on the fantasy radar. He's better on the ice than in the fantasy arena.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Back in Saturday

    Lyubushkin (lower body) will play Saturday against Tampa Bay, according to Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.

    Lyubushkin missed four games because of the injury. He's projected to skate on the top pairing with Jacob Bryson in his return. Bryson has often played alongside Rasmus Dahlin this season, but Dahlin is unavailable due to an upper-body injury. Lyubushkin has an assist in six contests in 2022-23.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Will not play Friday

    Lyubushkin (lower body) will not play Friday versus Carolina, according to Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550.

    The Sabres are giving Lyubushkin another day off and will reevaluate his status Saturday before they face the Lightning. It will be the fourth straight game that Lyubushkin has sat out. He has one assist in six games this season.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Could return Friday

    Lyubushkin (lower body) could return to the lineup Friday against Carolina, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Lyubushkin has missed the last three games, and while he practiced Thursday, the Sabres will wait and see how he feels Friday before deciding on whether or not he will play versus the Hurricanes. The defenseman has one assist with 15 hits and 10 blocked shots in six games this campaign.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Sabres' Ilya Lyubushkin: Expected to remain out

    Lyubushkin (lower body) is slated to miss out against the Penguins on Wednesday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

    Lyubushkin is poised to miss his third consecutive contest while dealing with his lower-body issue. Even prior to his absence, the defenseman wasn't offering much in the way of fantasy value considering he has just one assist in six contests. Without much in the way of offensive upside, Lyubushkin's absence shouldn't impact the majority of fantasy players.

    ... See More ... See Less

Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 208 lbs
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Shoots: Right