Valeri Nichushkin News: Nichushkin chipped in an assist and skated over 18 minutes in his first game on the top line Tuesday.

Nov 6, 9:54 AM

Nichushkin chipped in an assist and skated over 18 minutes in his first game on the top line Tuesday.

The assist came on Dallas' lone non-penalty shot goal in the game, and the extra ice time associated with top line minutes bodes well for Nichushkin's short-term value.