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Wild right wing Justin Fontaine scored a goal and an assist in the, 3-1, victory over the Avalanche on Saturday. | 03/01/2015 10:18 AM
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Wild right wing Justin Fontaine scored a goal and an assist in the, 3-1, victory over the Avalanche on Saturday.
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Impact
Fontaine assisted Erik Haula's goal in the first period and then Fontaine gave Minnesota the lead for good, scoring midway through the second period. Fontaine has eight goals and 14 assists with a plus-11 rating in 52 games this season.
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk played excellent again, holding Colorado to just one goal in the, 3-1, victory on Saturday. | 03/01/2015 10:14 AM
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Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk played excellent again, holding Colorado to just one goal in the, 3-1, victory on Saturday.
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Impact
Dubnyk made 33 saves versus Colorado. In February, Dubnyk was 11-2-1 with a .939 save percentage and three shutouts. Since joining the Wild on Jan. 15, Dubnyk has five shutouts. He is perhaps the best fantasy hockey waiver wire pickup this season.
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored his team's only goal of the, 2-1, loss to the Oilers on Tuesday. | 02/24/2015 10:48 PM
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Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored his team's only goal of the, 2-1, loss to the Oilers on Tuesday.
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Impact
Minnesota has played very well lately, but losing to a bad Edmonton team is a tough pill to swallow. All three of the games' goals were scored in the first period. vanek has 13 goals and 26 assists in 60 games this season.
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk finally lost a game and to a team he had really no business losing to. | 02/24/2015 10:44 PM
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Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk finally lost a game and to a team he had really no business losing to.
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Impact
It's hard to be mad at Dubnyk, who 9-1-1 with a .939 save percentage and three shutouts this month, but the Wild shouldn't have lost to the lowly Oilers. Dubnyk had 17 saves on 19 shots as Minnesota lost, 2-1.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a pair of goals as Minnesota defeated Dallas, 6-2, on Sunday. | 02/22/2015 10:42 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a pair of goals as Minnesota defeated Dallas, 6-2, on Sunday.
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Impact
Minnesota trailed, 1-0, after two period but then scored six goals in the final period. The first and last one came from Parise. He also led his team with a plus-three rating and five shots on net, which was tied with Thomas Vanek. Parise has 25 goals and 21 assists in 52 games this season.
Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon is questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas after he was struck on the chin off a shot from Mark Giordano Wednesday night. | 02/21/2015 11:56 AM
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Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon is questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas after he was struck on the chin off a shot from Mark Giordano Wednesday night.
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Impact
Spurgeon (7 G, 11 A, plus 1 rating) makes has been a low-end fantasy option this season, but concussion-like symptoms could keep him sidelined for a while.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored an empty-net goal versus the Hurricanes on Saturday. | 02/14/2015 10:43 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored an empty-net goal versus the Hurricanes on Saturday.
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Impact
Parise has 23 goals and 19 assists with a plus-nine rating in 48 games this season.
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist versus the Hurricanes on Saturday. | 02/14/2015 10:38 PM
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Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist versus the Hurricanes on Saturday.
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Impact
Vanek scored the first two goals of the game as the Wild jumped out to a, 3-1, lead at the end of the first period. Then, Vanek assisted Nate Prosser's goal in the second period. Vanek has 12 goals and 24 assists in 55 games this season.
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk picked up another win on Thursday night. | 02/12/2015 10:47 PM
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Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk picked up another win on Thursday night.
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Impact
After losing his first game with Minnesota on Tuesday, Dubnyk responded Thursday against the Panthers. He made 26 saves on 27 shots, and is now 18-6-3 on the season.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a power-play goal during Thursday's victory against the Panthers. | 02/12/2015 10:44 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a power-play goal during Thursday's victory against the Panthers.
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Impact
It ended up being the game-winner, and Parise now has 22 goals and 41 points through 47 games. Parise is a top-40 option.
Wild left wing Jason Zucker suffered an upper-body injury Monday and is not expected to play Tuesday versus Winnipeg. | 02/10/2015 11:05 AM
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Wild left wing Jason Zucker suffered an upper-body injury Monday and is not expected to play Tuesday versus Winnipeg.
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Impact
Zucker has a career-high 18 goals and five assists in 48 games this season playing primarily on the second line with Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville. Nino Niederreiter is likely to take his spot on that line.
Wild left wing Jason Zucker suffered an upper-body injury Monday and is not expected to play Tuesday versus Winnipeg. | 02/10/2015 11:04 AM
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Wild left wing Jason Zucker suffered an upper-body injury Monday and is not expected to play Tuesday versus Winnipeg.
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Impact
Zucker has a career-high 18 goals and five assists in 48 games this season playing primarily on the second line with Mikko Koivu and Jason Pominville. Nino Niederreiter is likely to take his spot on that line.
Wild center Mikko Koivu registered two points and seven shots during Tuesday's win over the Blackhawks. | 02/03/2015 10:35 PM
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Wild center Mikko Koivu registered two points and seven shots during Tuesday's win over the Blackhawks.
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Impact
Koivu has had a decent season, and now has eight goals and 28 points through 50 games this season. He should be owned everywhere.
Wild winger Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury according to NHL.com. | 02/03/2015 2:47 PM
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Wild winger Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury according to NHL.com.
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Impact
Cooke will not play on Tuesday, but the expectation is he will be out for much longer. Cooke has four goals and four assists in 27 games this season.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored on Sunday versus the Canucks. | 02/01/2015 5:49 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored on Sunday versus the Canucks.
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Impact
Parise started the scoring for Minnesota, who beat Vancounver, 4-2. Parise scored an unassisted goal in the second period. He has 21 goals and 17 assists in 42 games this season.
Wild winger Nino Niederreiter scored a goal and was plus-two during Tuesday's victory against Edmonton. | 01/28/2015 9:10 AM
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Wild winger Nino Niederreiter scored a goal and was plus-two during Tuesday's victory against Edmonton.
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Impact
He also had four shots on goal, but Niederreiter can be left on the waiver wire. He has 15 goals, 22 points, and a minus-12 rating through 47 games.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored two goals Tuesday against the Red Wings. | 01/20/2015 10:17 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored two goals Tuesday against the Red Wings.
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Impact
He also had eight shots on goal and a plus-one rating. Parise has been solid, and now has 19 goals and 36 points through 39 games.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a goal on Monday versus the Blue Jackets. | 01/19/2015 10:40 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a goal on Monday versus the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Parise led Minnesota with four shots. He has 17 goals and 17 assists with a plus-six rating in 38 games this season.
Wild right winger Jason Pominville had three assists in the, 7-0, victory over the Sabres on Thursday. | 01/15/2015 9:42 PM
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Wild right winger Jason Pominville had three assists in the, 7-0, victory over the Sabres on Thursday.
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Impact
Pominville was plus-two as one of his assists came on the power play. Pominville has nine goals and 27 assists in 43 games this season.
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist in Thursday's rout of the Sabres. | 01/15/2015 9:40 PM
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Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist in Thursday's rout of the Sabres.
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Impact
Twelve different Wild skaters recorded a point as Minnesota defeated Buffalo, 7-0. Vanek scored on the power play in the first period and then assisted Erik Haula's power-play goal in the third period. Vanek also led the team with eight shots.
The NFL has suspended Wild defenseman Ryan Suter two games for elbowing Penguins forward Steve Downie on Tuesday. | 01/14/2015 10:27 PM
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The NFL has suspended Wild defenseman Ryan Suter two games for elbowing Penguins forward Steve Downie on Tuesday.
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Impact
Suter clearly stuck his elbow out and hit Downie in the face Tuesday, which knocked Downie out of the game. Downie did not return, and it was a concern that perhaps he had a concussion, but he is expected to play on Friday. Downie missed time last season with a concussion. Suter will be back next Monday. He recorded an assist and was +4 on the evening. Suter has only four points thus far, but that number is bound to steadily increase.
Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom had another terrible fantasy outing on Tuesday. | 01/13/2015 9:42 PM
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Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom had another terrible fantasy outing on Tuesday.
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Impact
Backstrom allowed six goals before Mike Yeo finally yanked him in favor of backup John Curry. It wasn't all Backstrom's fault as the defense in front of him was awful, but it doesn't really matter for fantasy owners. Backstrom allowed six goals on 35 shots for a terrible .829 save percentage.
Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom took the loss Saturday versus Nashville. | 01/10/2015 4:49 PM
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Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom took the loss Saturday versus Nashville.
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Impact
He made 24 saves on 27 shots. Backstrom is not a relevant option, as he is now 5-5-3 on the season.
Wild left winger Zach Parise has returned to the team after the passing of his father. | 01/09/2015 5:14 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise has returned to the team after the passing of his father.
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Impact
Parise has 14 goals and 30 points through 32 games. He continues to be a solid option for owners.
Wild right winger Jason Pominville recorded two points during Thursday's loss to the Blackhawks. | 01/08/2015 10:45 PM
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Wild right winger Jason Pominville recorded two points during Thursday's loss to the Blackhawks.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a minus-two rating. Pominville now has nine goals and 24 points through 39 games.
Wild left winger Zach Parise will miss some time after his father died Wednesday night. | 01/08/2015 3:08 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise will miss some time after his father died Wednesday night.
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Impact
Parise has 14 goals and 30 points through 32 games. Jason Zucker (14 goals) should get a shot on the top line.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will miss a minimum of one week with a lower-body injury. | 01/08/2015 3:05 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will miss a minimum of one week with a lower-body injury.
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Impact
Kuemper is 13-12-1 with a 2.68 GAA and .902 save percentage. Niklas Backstrom and John Curry will pick up the extra work.
Wild right winger Jason Pominville picked up two assists in Tuesday's loss. | 01/06/2015 10:54 PM
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Wild right winger Jason Pominville picked up two assists in Tuesday's loss.
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Impact
Pominville has eight goals and 22 assists in 38 games this season.
Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored a pair of goals and an assist on Tuesday. | 01/06/2015 10:53 PM
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Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored a pair of goals and an assist on Tuesday.
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Impact
Zucker started the scoring and ended bookended the scoring in regulation with the game-tying goal with about eight minutes remaining. Minnesota, however, lost, 3-2, in overtime. Zucker has 13 goals and five assists in 34 games this season.
Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored a pair of goals and an assist on Tuesday. | 01/06/2015 10:53 PM
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Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored a pair of goals and an assist on Tuesday.
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Impact
Zucker started the scoring and ended bookended the scoring in regulation with the game-tying goal with about eight minutes remaining. Minnesota, however, lost, 4-3, in overtime. Zucker has 13 goals and five assists in 34 games this season.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper allowed just one goal on Friday. | 01/02/2015 10:45 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper allowed just one goal on Friday.
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Impact
Kuemper stopped 34 shots to capture a, 3-1, victory over the Maple Leafs. Kuemper is 13-11-0 this season.
Wild center Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist in Friday's victory against the Maple Leafs. | 01/02/2015 10:44 PM
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Wild center Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist in Friday's victory against the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
Koivu assisted the go-ahead goal and then added to the lead with a power-play goal about half way through the third period. Koivu has six goals and 13 assists in 26 games this season.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper allowed two goals during Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jackets. | 01/01/2015 12:19 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper allowed two goals during Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
He faced 25 shots on goal and dropped his record to 12-11-0 with a 2.58 GAA and .903 save percentage. Kuemper is not the best option out there.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper made 28 saves in a victory on Monday. | 12/29/2014 10:42 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper made 28 saves in a victory on Monday.
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Impact
Kuemper allowed two goals, but Minnesota erased a 2-0 deficit to win, 3-2. Kuemper is 12-10-0 this season.
Wild defenseman Marco Scandella scored the game-winning goal on Monday against the Jets. | 12/29/2014 10:40 PM
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Wild defenseman Marco Scandella scored the game-winning goal on Monday against the Jets.
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Impact
Scandella scored with 12 seconds left in regulation to complete a "Wild" comeback. Winnipeg led, 2-0, before Minnesota scored three unanswered goals in the final 16 minutes of the game. Scandella has nine goals and six assists in 30 games this season.
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored the game-tying goal in the third period to send Saturday's game against the Jets into overtime. | 12/27/2014 10:19 PM
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Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored the game-tying goal in the third period to send Saturday's game against the Jets into overtime.
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Impact
Unfortunately for Vanek and the Wild, the Jets won, 4-3, in overtime. Vanek finished with a point and a minus-one rating. He has been disappointing this season with just six goals and 15 assists along with a minus-two rating in 33 games.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper did not do well on short notice Tuesday. | 12/23/2014 10:19 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper did not do well on short notice Tuesday.
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Impact
Niklas Backstrom was supposed to start but was a late scratch, giving Kuemper the start. He allowed four goals on 29 shots in, 5-2, loss.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will start in goal against the Flyers on Tuesday. | 12/23/2014 7:32 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will start in goal against the Flyers on Tuesday.
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Impact
Niklas Backstrom was a late scratch due to an illness. Kuemper has not played well lately at home, so this is a great chance for him.
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek recorded two points on Saturday night. | 12/21/2014 10:30 AM
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Wild left wing Thomas Vanek recorded two points on Saturday night.
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Impact
Vanek had a goal and an assist, along with three shots and a plus-two rating. He has picked it up of late, and now has 5 goals and 20 points through 31 games.
Wild left winger Zach Parise had a big night during Saturday's overtime loss to the Predators. | 12/21/2014 10:28 AM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise had a big night during Saturday's overtime loss to the Predators.
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Impact
He had two goals, one assist, two shots, and a plus-two rating. Parise now has 13 goals and 26 points through 26 games.
Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored a pretty lucky goal on Wednesday versus the Clippers. | 12/17/2014 10:47 PM
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Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored a pretty lucky goal on Wednesday versus the Clippers.
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Impact
The puck bounced off Pominville several feet in front of the net and deflected past Bruins goalie Niklas Svedberg and into the net. The score tied the game at two halfway through the third period. Boston, however, won, 3-2, in overtime. Pominville has six goals and 14 assists this season.
Wild winger Nino Niederreiter scord during Tuesday's loss to the Blackhawks. | 12/17/2014 9:21 AM
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Wild winger Nino Niederreiter scord during Tuesday's loss to the Blackhawks.
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Impact
He also had five shots on goal, and now has 14 goals on the season. Niederreiter should continue to provide owners with goals, but that is about it.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored the game-tying goal on the power play to send Saturday's contest into overtime. | 12/14/2014 10:12 AM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored the game-tying goal on the power play to send Saturday's contest into overtime.
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Impact
Parise also had a shootout score to help the Wild win, 4-3. He had a team leading eight shots on net. Parise has 11 goals and 12 assists with a plus-seven rating in 23 games this season.
Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves in the, 4-3, shootout victory over the Coyotes on Saturday. | 12/14/2014 10:05 AM
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Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves in the, 4-3, shootout victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
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Impact
Backstrom allowed all three goals and one shootout score but did shut the door on the other two shootout attempts. Backstrom is 5-2-1 this season as Darcy Kuemper's backup.
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a goal and an assist versus the Islanders on Tuesday. | 12/09/2014 10:48 PM
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Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a goal and an assist versus the Islanders on Tuesday.
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Impact
Vanek scored the third Minnesota goal of the third period, which tied the game at four. Nino Niederreiter added the game-winner minutes later as the Wild won, 5-4. Vanek has three goals and 13 assists in 26 games this season.
Wild center Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's comeback victory against the Islanders. | 12/09/2014 10:46 PM
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Wild center Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's comeback victory against the Islanders.
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Impact
Minnesota scored four third-period goals to erase a, 4-1, deficit and defeat New York, 5-4. Koivu scored the first goal of the final period. For leagues that include faceoffs, Koivu also won 22 draws.
Wild left winger Zach Parise had a goal and an assist in the loss on Friday to the Ducks. | 12/05/2014 10:54 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise had a goal and an assist in the loss on Friday to the Ducks.
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Impact
Parise scored on the power play to cut the Anaheim lead to, 3-2, a few minutes into the second period. He had just one shot on net. Parise has 10 goals and 11 assists in 20 games this season.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper nearly recorded a shutout on Wednesday against the Canadiens. | 12/03/2014 9:50 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper nearly recorded a shutout on Wednesday against the Canadiens.
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Impact
Kuemper allowed his one and only goal with under a minute left in the third period. He stopped the other 18 shots he faced as Minnesota won, 2-1. Kuemper is 11-7-0 this season.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a power-play goal against the Blues on Saturday. | 11/30/2014 10:02 AM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a power-play goal against the Blues on Saturday.
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Impact
Parise's goal came in the second period to give Minnesota a, 2-1, lead, but they allowed a third period goal and lost in a shootout. He amassed nine shots in the game to lead his team. Parise has nine goals and nine assists with a plus-nine rating this season.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals on 45 shots, but earned the win in overtime Friday versus Dallas. | 11/29/2014 10:07 AM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals on 45 shots, but earned the win in overtime Friday versus Dallas.
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Impact
After losing his previous two starts, Kuemper is now 10-7-0 with a 2.37 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a goal in Friday's win over Dallas. | 11/29/2014 10:03 AM
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Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a goal in Friday's win over Dallas.
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Impact
He also had two assists, but it was just his second goal of the season, and he now has 14 points overall. Owners have been disappointed by his output, but should hope Friday's contest gets Vanek going.
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a goal in Friday's win over Dallas. | 11/29/2014 10:03 AM
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Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a goal in Friday's win over Dallas.
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Impact
He also had two assists, but tt was just his second goal of the season, and he now has 14 points overall. Owners have been disappointed by his output, but should hope Friday's contest gets Vanek going.
Wild left winger Zach Parise recorded three assists, including one on the overtime winner to Marco Sandella, Friday against the Stars. | 11/29/2014 10:02 AM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise recorded three assists, including one on the overtime winner to Marco Sandella, Friday against the Stars.
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Impact
Parise also had two shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. He now has 17 points and a +9 rating through 17 games.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals in the first period, then was yanked in a loss to the Kings. | 11/26/2014 10:37 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals in the first period, then was yanked in a loss to the Kings.
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Impact
He stopped only 6-of-10 shots, before Niklas Backstrom took over in the second period. Backstrom did stop all 12 shots he faced, but it was too late.
Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored two goals during Monday's win against Florida. | 11/24/2014 10:11 PM
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Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored two goals during Monday's win against Florida.
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Impact
He also had nine shots on goal and a +2 rating on the night. Zucker still only has 10 points through 20 games this season.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Tampa Bay | 11/22/2014 9:42 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Tampa Bay
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Impact
It was his seventh goal of the season and Parise now hs 13 points in 14 games played.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper made 37 saves in a, 3-2, victory over the Flyers on Thursday. | 11/20/2014 10:51 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper made 37 saves in a, 3-2, victory over the Flyers on Thursday.
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Impact
The victory is Kuemper's ninth of the season as he moves to 9-5-0. Kuemper posted a .949 save percentage in the win.
Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored the game-winning goal inside of one minute left in the third period to beat the Flyers, 3-2, on Thursday. | 11/20/2014 10:46 PM
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Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored the game-winning goal inside of one minute left in the third period to beat the Flyers, 3-2, on Thursday.
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Impact
The goal was Zucker's sixth of the season. Ryan Suter and Thomas Vanek assisted the game-winning score at the 19:14 mark of the third period. Zucker has two assists to go with his six goals.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper played well in Saturday's victory against the Stars. | 11/15/2014 4:44 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper played well in Saturday's victory against the Stars.
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Impact
He stopped 27-of-28 shots on goal for a .964 save percentage., and raised his overall record to 7-5-0.
Wild center Mikael Granlund scored the game-winning goal Saturday against the Stars. | 11/15/2014 4:41 PM
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Wild center Mikael Granlund scored the game-winning goal Saturday against the Stars.
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Impact
It was just his second goal of the season, so he should be left out of lineups for the time being.
Wild winger Nino Niederreiter recorded a hat trick in Thursday's win over the Sabres. | 11/13/2014 10:39 PM
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Wild winger Nino Niederreiter recorded a hat trick in Thursday's win over the Sabres.
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Impact
He did so on five shots on goal, and even though he now has seven goals, Niederreiter is not a realistic option for fantasy owners.
Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (shoulder) has been activated from the injured reserve. | 11/13/2014 4:08 PM
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Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (shoulder) has been activated from the injured reserve.
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Impact
Spurgeon (2 G, 4 A, plus 7 rating) makes has been a viable fantasy option this season, so should be back in lineups tonight.
Wild left winger Zach Parise (10 points in 11 games) has been placed on injured reserve due to a concussion, according to beat reporter Michael Russo of the Star Tribune. | 11/13/2014 4:07 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise (10 points in 11 games) has been placed on injured reserve due to a concussion, according to beat reporter Michael Russo of the Star Tribune.
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Impact
This makes room for defenseman Jared Spurgeon to be activated, but is a big hit to fantasy owners.
Wild left winger Zach Parise is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Sabres. | 11/12/2014 4:59 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Sabres.
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Impact
The Wild would really like to get Parise back on the ice as the team is 0-3-0 without him and have scored just two goals. He practiced Wednesday but is still recovering from a concussion.
Wild left winger Zach Parise is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Sabres. | 11/12/2014 4:59 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Sabres.
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Impact
The Wild would really like to get Parise back on the ice as the team is 0-3-0 without him and have scored just two goals. He practiced Wednesday but is still recovering from a concussion.
Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored Minnesota's lone goal on Saturday. | 11/08/2014 10:22 PM
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Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored Minnesota's lone goal on Saturday.
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Impact
He also had five shots on goal, and now has four goals and eight points on the young season.
Wild left winger Zach Parise (upper body) will be out for the team's three-game road trip. | 11/05/2014 1:43 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise (upper body) will be out for the team's three-game road trip.
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Impact
He missed the third period on Tuesday, and will meet with doctors on Wednesday to get a better timetable for his return.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper faced just 20 shots and allowed just one goal on Saturday. | 11/02/2014 11:07 AM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper faced just 20 shots and allowed just one goal on Saturday.
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Impact
That's good for a .950 save percentage. Kuemper has been very stellar this season. He is 6-2-0 with a 1.62 GAA and .903 save percentage.
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek finally scored his first goal of the season on Saturday. | 11/02/2014 11:02 AM
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Wild left wing Thomas Vanek finally scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.
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Impact
Vanek did have seven assists before Saturday but had not scored. Fantasy owners hope this goal can get him going. He is also plus-three with three penalty minutes.
Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (shoulder) will miss Saturday's game. | 10/31/2014 3:17 PM
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Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (shoulder) will miss Saturday's game.
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Impact
Spurgeon (2 G, 4 A, plus 7 rating) makes him a viable fantasy option this season, but he's going to miss at least the one game. He totaled five goals and 26 points last season, but is on a personal record pace through the first nine games.
Wild center Mikko Koivu scored a goal on Thursday night against San Jose. | 10/30/2014 10:58 PM
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Wild center Mikko Koivu scored a goal on Thursday night against San Jose.
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Impact
He was also +1 with eight shots on goal. However, Koivu now only has two gaols and no assists on the season, and will need to produce a lot more, in order to be a relevant fantasy player.
Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom won his first game of the season as Minnesota came back to defeat Boston on Tuesday, 4-3. | 10/28/2014 10:25 PM
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Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom won his first game of the season as Minnesota came back to defeat Boston on Tuesday, 4-3.
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Impact
Backstrom started in place of Darcy Kuemper after Kuemper yielded five goals in the third period on Monday. Backstrom allowed three goals through two periods versus the Bruins, but the Wild scored three in the third period and Backstrom held Boston scoreless.
Wild left winger Zach Parise scored his fourth goal of the season to jump start a Minnesota comeback against Boston on Tuesday. | 10/28/2014 10:21 PM
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Wild left winger Zach Parise scored his fourth goal of the season to jump start a Minnesota comeback against Boston on Tuesday.
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Impact
Parise scored the first of three straight Wild goals as Minnesota won, 4-3. This comes just one day after the Wild allowed five goals in a third period collapse against the Rangers.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper had a rough third period in Monday's loss to the Rangers. | 10/27/2014 9:39 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper had a rough third period in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
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Impact
Kuemper had a shutout through two periods, but ended up giving up five goals in the third. He ended up saving only 15 shots, and suffered his second loss of the season. He is now 4-2-0.
Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored his third goal of the season. | 10/27/2014 9:37 PM
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Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored his third goal of the season.
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Impact
He now has four points over the past three games, and owners are hoping this gets Pominville going for an extended period of time.
Minnesota winger Matt Cooke notched two points in Monday's loss to the Rangers. | 10/27/2014 9:35 PM
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Minnesota winger Matt Cooke notched two points in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
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Impact
He had one goal and one assist, along with a +1 rating. Cooke now has five points, and should be able to get around 50 points by season's end.
Wild right winger Jason Pominville notched two assists and a +2 rating Saturday against Tampa Bay. | 10/25/2014 10:42 PM
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Wild right winger Jason Pominville notched two assists and a +2 rating Saturday against Tampa Bay.
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Impact
He helped Minnesota win 7-2, and owners are hoping that Saturday's contest gets Pominville going. He now has five points, and will need to pick up his game, for him to be a reliable fantasy player.
Wild defenseman Ryan Suter had a solid night on Saturday. | 10/25/2014 10:40 PM
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Wild defenseman Ryan Suter had a solid night on Saturday.
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Impact
He recorded an assist and was +4 on the evening. Suter has only four points thus far, but that number is bound to steadily increase.
Minnesota left wing Zach Parise had two points and five shots in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay. | 10/25/2014 10:38 PM
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Minnesota left wing Zach Parise had two points and five shots in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.
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Impact
He was also +2 on the night, and now has seven points and a +8 rating on the season. Parise looks to be in fine form.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper earned another win Saturday against the Lightning. | 10/25/2014 10:37 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper earned another win Saturday against the Lightning.
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Impact
After posting shutouts in two of his previous three starts, Kuemper let up two goals on 19 shots. He is now 4-1-0, and is stating his case for the startiong goalie job in Minnesota.
Wild center Charlie Coyle scored the first goal of Thursday's game against the Coyotes. Minnesota won, 2-0. | 10/23/2014 10:51 PM
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Wild center Charlie Coyle scored the first goal of Thursday's game against the Coyotes. Minnesota won, 2-0.
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Impact
Fresh off a five-year contract extension he signed on Wednesday, Coyle scored at the 2:53 mark of the second period. He finished plus-one with two shots on goal.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper shutout the Coyotes on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 10:47 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper shutout the Coyotes on Thursday.
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Impact
Kuemper stopped all 26 shots he faced against Arizona. Minnesota won, 2-0. The shutout was Kuemper's third of the season in four starts.
Wild center Charlie Coyle signed a five-year, $16 million extension with the team on Wednesday according to the startribune.com. | 10/22/2014 6:01 PM
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Wild center Charlie Coyle signed a five-year, $16 million extension with the team on Wednesday according to the startribune.com.
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Impact
Coyle is in his last season of his entry-level contract. The new deal will come with a $3.2 million annual cap hit starting next season. Many experts have said this is a great move for Minnesota, but it likely has no effect on fantasy owners.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper took his first loss of the season Friday against the Ducks. | 10/18/2014 9:23 AM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper took his first loss of the season Friday against the Ducks.
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Impact
He had two shutouts in his first two starts of the season, but could not keep that trend going on Friday. Kuemper stopped 24-of-26 shots, and is now 2-1-0 with a 0.67 goals against average and a .972 save percentage. Owners scoop him up, if Kuemper is still available.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will get a third straight start in tonight's contest with Anaheim. | 10/17/2014 3:15 PM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will get a third straight start in tonight's contest with Anaheim.
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Impact
No big surprise considering the 24-year-old is 2-0 with two shutouts to start the season. he be tested tonight by the high-scoring Ducks (16 goals in four games).
Minnesota left wing Zach Parise is off to an impressive start to the season. | 10/12/2014 10:14 AM
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Minnesota left wing Zach Parise is off to an impressive start to the season.
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Impact
He had a goal Saturday night against Colorado, but what should catch owners' eyes even more, is that Parise now has 19 shots through two games. He has five points on the season, along with a +5 rating. This could be the start of a career-season for Parise.
Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper appears to be the team's top goaltender, but Wild coach Mike Yeo has not made that announcement and may not for a while. | 10/07/2014 11:36 AM
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Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper appears to be the team's top goaltender, but Wild coach Mike Yeo has not made that announcement and may not for a while.
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Impact
Kuemper veteran Niklas Backstrom are the choices with Josh Harding sidelined by injury. The lack of a clear-cut decision does make it tougher on fantasy owners.
Wild defenseman Ryan Suter should be pushing for 50 points this year. | 10/03/2014 5:14 PM
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Wild defenseman Ryan Suter should be pushing for 50 points this year.
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Impact
He has never done it during his career, with 46 points being the most he has accumulated (2011-12 with Nashville). Suter had 43 points (8 goals, 35 assists) last season, and will have a tremendous opportunity to prouce a career-high total in 2014-15.
Wild center Charlie Coyle is not fantasy-relevant heading into 2014-15. | 10/03/2014 5:09 PM
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Wild center Charlie Coyle is not fantasy-relevant heading into 2014-15.
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Impact
Another young piece to Minesota's puzzle, still has a ton of room to grow. Coming off a year with 30 points in 70 games, Coyle will need to produce at a much higher rate, for owners to take a chance on him.
Wild center Mikael Granlund should not be drafted heading into the season. | 10/03/2014 5:06 PM
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Wild center Mikael Granlund should not be drafted heading into the season.
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Impact
He had 42 points in 63 games last season, along with a -3 rating. Granlund is a young player with upside, but still needs time to develop.
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek will look to make a positive impact during his first season in Minnesota. | 10/03/2014 5:03 PM
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Wild left wing Thomas Vanek will look to make a positive impact during his first season in Minnesota.
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Impact
Vanek will not have as much pressure as he has had in the past, as he begins the season on the Wild's second line. Figure him to score around 60-70 points, which should result in owners drafting him around the sixth round.
Wild right winger Jason Pominville is coming off a productive season in Minnesota. | 10/03/2014 4:59 PM
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Wild right winger Jason Pominville is coming off a productive season in Minnesota.
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Impact
After playing only 10 games during his first season with the Wild, Pominville was able to suit up for all 82 games last year. He produced nicely, with 30 goals and 30 assists, and should be able to at least duplicate those numbers in 2014-15. Target Pominville beginning in the 12th round.
Wild center Mikko Koivu should be drafted late in drafts this season. | 10/03/2014 4:56 PM
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Wild center Mikko Koivu should be drafted late in drafts this season.
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Impact
He had 11 goals and 43 assists in 65 games last year. If he can play all 82 games he should be around the 65-point mark, giving him decent fantasy value. Koivu should benefit from playing on Minnesota's talented first line.
Minnesota left wing Zach Parise will look to be even more productive in 2014-15. | 10/03/2014 4:52 PM
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Minnesota left wing Zach Parise will look to be even more productive in 2014-15.
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Impact
He had 56 points (29 goals, 27 assists) in 67 games last season, with a +10 rating. Parise should be drafted starting in the third round this year, and will have a great opportunity to be around the 70 or 80-point mark, as long as he can stay healthy.
Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky is a high-end No. 3 defenseman in fantasy this year. | 09/29/2014 6:52 PM
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Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky is a high-end No. 3 defenseman in fantasy this year.
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Impact
Zidlicky will start the year playing the point on the Devils power play. Eventually, we expect youngster Eric Gelinas to take that role sometime this year, but Zidlicky should produce on the power play and put up solid plus/minus numbers with D-partner Bryce Salvador.
Report: Minnesota won't re-sign Nate Prosser | 07/17/2014 6:11 PM
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The Minnesota Wild are reportedly uninterested in signing Nate Prosser.
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Impact
Prosser will attempt to get a one-way contract out of another team. He had eight points and 58 penalty minutes in 52 games in 2013-14.
Wild re-sign goaltender John Curry | 07/17/2014 4:20 PM
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The Minnesota Wild have inked John Curry to a one-year, two-way deal.
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Impact
Curry had a 2.62 GAA and .920 save percentage in 19 AHL games in 2013-14. He's an organizational depth goaltender, which the Wild clearly need given setbacks their netminders suffered in 2013-14.
Minnesota signs Jason Zucker to two-year deal | 07/15/2014 4:11 PM
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Jason Zucker has inked a two-year contract with the Minnesota Wild.
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Impact
Zucker's deal is two-ways in 2014-15, but it will be a one-way agreement in the second season of the contract. He had four goals and five points in 21 games with Minnesota last season, but he has significantly more offensive upside than those numbers imply.
Jordan Schroeder signs pact with Minnesota | 07/12/2014 3:24 PM
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Center Jordan Schroeder has signed a two-year contract with the Minnesota Wild.
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Impact
Schroeder, 23, collected six points (3-3=6) in 25 games with the Vancouver Canucks and one assist in two games with the Utica Comets in the American Hockey League (AHL) last season. The 5-foot-9, 180-pound native of Prior Lake, Minn., has recorded 15 points (6-9=15) in 56 NHL contests with Vancouver the past two seasons. He has 115 points (47-68=115) in 192 AHL games. Schroeder recorded 73 points (22-51=73) in 72 games during two seasons at the University of Minnesota (2008-10). He helped win a gold medal for the United States at the 2010 World Junior Championship. Schroeder was named the WCHA Rookie of the Year following the 2008-09 season after leading the NCAA in rookie scoring. He was originally selected by Vancouver in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Wild agrees to terms with D Jonathan Blum | 07/12/2014 3:21 PM
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The Minnesota Wild has agreed to terms with defenseman Jonathon Blum on a one-year contract.
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Impact
Blum, 25, recorded one assist in 15 games with Minnesota last season and tallied 29 points (7-22=29) in 54 contests with the Iowa Wild in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was named Iowa's Man of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the Des Moines community during the 2013-14 season. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound native of Long Beach, Calif., has notched 23 points (7-16=23) and 20 PIM in 106 career NHL matches with the Nashville Predators and Minnesota. Blum has produced 142 points (30-112=142) and 127 PIM in 290 career AHL contests. He was selected by Nashville in the first-round (23rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

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