Minnesota Wild Player News: Last 7 days, All Positions

News: Stalock came up big with 35 saves in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Flames.
Impact: Stalock is 1-0-1 with a 2.90 goals-against average in his two starts.
News: Suter finished with a goal and two assists in Saturday's 4-2 win over Calgary.
Impact: Suter now has a goal and four assists over his last three games.
News: Kunin notched a pair of assists in Saturday's win over Calgary.
Impact: The 19-year-old skated on the second line and showed signs of what's to come. Kunin is expected to turn into a special player for Minnesota and could stick with the big club if he keeps up this play. He was a point-per-game player in the NCAA and his tremendous work ethic combined with his offensive skill-set makes him one to keep an eye on.
News: Spurgeon unleashed a rocket for the game-winning goal Saturday against Calgary.
Impact: It was the first marker of the season for Spurgeon, who also picked up an assist on Chris Stewart's power-play tally that opened the scoring. Having posted at least 10 goals in each of his previous two seasons, Spurgeon has become a valuable fantasy asset. He was credited with fiour blocked shots Saturday and is now up to five points through six games. Given his heavy workload and role on the first power-play unit, Spurgeon is worth inserting into your lineup whenever Minnesota takes to the ice.
News: Suter scored his first goal of the season and added a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the Flames.
Impact: The Wild were down 2-1 in the third period, but a goal and assist from Suter put them in the lead. The veteran was also credited with three blocked shots in 26:58 of ice time. Suter logs heavy minutes and anchors the first power-play unit, making him an attractive fantasy blueliner. After putting up 40 points in 2016-17, the former Predator is off to another solid start this time around. Use him well.
News: Stalock turned away 35 of 37 shots in Saturday's win over the Flames.
Impact: It was just the second start of the season for Stalock and it sure was a good one. After Kris Versteeg gave the Flames the lead early in the third period, the 30-year-old shut the door the rest of the way as Minnesota mounted a comeback. He was a decent backup in his time with the Sharks, so don't hesitate to use him for a spot start whenever the Wild decide to give workhorse starter Devan Dubnyk the night off.
News: Reilly was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Saturday.
Impact: With a bevy of banged-up forwards, the Wild needed some additional help at center, recalling Cal O'Reilly. Unfortunately for Reilly, that made him the odd man out and he was sent down in a corresponding move. The defenseman has tallied three helpers in his first four appearances this season, which makes his demotion a little surprising. If the club can get healthy, Reilly will likely top the list of potential call-ups to boost the defensive depth.
News: O'Reilly was called up from AHL Iowa on Saturday.
Impact: Through his first five games in the minors, O'Reilly has notched one goal and two assists. Injuries continue to pile up for the Wild, especially at the forward position, which likely precipitated the need to bring up the center. The 31-year-old will make his debut for Minnesota against Calgary on Saturday.
News: Stewart had a goal in the Wild's 4-3 loss to the Jets on Friday.
Impact: Stewart has played in five games this season and he has a point in each, totaling five goals and two assists.
News: Granlund (groin) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Flames.
Impact: Granlund will miss a fifth consecutive contest Saturday, but he was considered a game-time decision for Friday's matchup with Winnipeg, indicating he's likely closing in on a return to game action. The Wild should release another update on the 25-year-old forward's status ahead of Tuesday's game against Vancouver.
News: Stalock will defend the road net from the Flames on Saturday, Michael Russo of TheAthletic.com reports.
Impact: This will be the second start of the season for Stalock. He was sent between the pipes for an Oct. 7 clash with the Hurricanes, halting 38 saves in a tough shootout loss. Minnesota has converted five of 15 power-play opportunities this season -- it's tied with the Penguins for first place in said category -- so Stalock will be hoping those units are put to work to his benefit in this next one.
News: Ferraro (hip) won't play Saturday against Calgary.
Impact: The Wild are extremely banged up at forward, so with Ferraro unavailable Saturday, they'll likely be forced to roll with 11 forwards and seven defensemen against the Flames. The 26-year-old winger will hope to heal up in time for Tuesday's matchup with Vancouver.
News: Dubnyk allowed four goals on 30 shots in a 4-3 loss against the Jets on Friday.
Impact: The 31-year-old yielded two of those four goals on the power play, so he didn't really have as bad of a night as the stat line might suggest. Even still, Dubnyk is one of the coldest goaltenders to begin the season, as in three of his four starts, he's allowed at least four goals. Usually, we'd just chalk it up to a small sample size, but this slow start for Dubnyk is a little more concerning because of his poor finish to last season. He posted an .880 save percentage and 3.28 GAA in his last 12 appearances of the 2016-17 regular season.
News: Ferraro sustained a hip flexor injury in Friday night's eventual 4-3 road loss to the Jets.
Impact: The lanky pivot totaled a mere 3:30 of ice time before coming up lame, and this is particularly unfortunate since he's barely been able to draw into live action when healthy. In fact, his only other appearance this season took place six days ago against the Blue Jackets, when he only took nine shifts but lit the lamp on two shots. View him as day-to-day until the Wild can check him out closer.
News: Granlund (groin) was not listed among the lines during pregame rushes for Friday's contest against the Jets, indicating that he won't play in the tilt, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Granlund was considered a game-time call for Friday's contest, but his absence results in Chris Stewart bumping up to the top line alongside Jason Zucker and Miko Koivu, and Landon Ferraro slotting into the top six. He doesn't have to wait long for a chance to return with the team back in action Saturday against the Flames.
News: Dubnyk will be in goal for Friday's matchup with the Jets, Michael Russo of TheAthletic.com reports.
Impact: Dubnyk has struggled in his first three games of the season, giving up 11 goals on 104 shots for an .894 save percentage. It's a far cry from the 40-win, Vezina Trophy contending season that the netminder put together last year. For his career, the veteran is 7-7-1 versus Winnipeg with a .903 save percentage, but this is not the same Jets/Thrashers team that wallowed in the bottom of the standings year after year.
News: Parise (back) will not play in either game of the Wild's upcoming back-to-back against Winnipeg and Calgary, Anthony LaPanta of Fox Sports North reports.
Impact: Parise was trending toward a return, but suffered a setback in his recovery and will now have to wait even longer to make his 2017-18 debut. Depending on the severity of the winger's relapse, the team may decide to designate him for injured reserve, rather than carrying just 22 healthy players on the roster.
News: Granlund (groin) will be a game-time decision ahead of Friday's matchup with Winnipeg, Anthony LaPanta of Fox Sports North reports.
Impact: Granlund has been sidelined since Opening Night , missing each of the Wild's last three outings. If given the all-clear, the winger figures to join Jason Zucker and Mikko Koivu on the top line based on practice lines Thursday. Landon Ferraro -- who was called up from AHL Iowa -- would likely suit up in the event Granlund can't give it a go.
News: Foligno (face) told reporters he will be back in action against Winnipeg on Friday.
Impact: Foligno -- who was injured in a bout with Blackhawks' John Hayden -- slots back into the lineup after just a one-game absence. The winger will sport a full cage for the next two weeks, but should otherwise be back to 100 percent.
News: Foligno (face) returned to practice wearing a full cage on his helmet Thursday.
Impact: The Wild hope Foligno, who suffered a facial fracture in a fight with the Blackhawks' John Hayden last Thursday, returns to action this weekend -- either Friday's road game against the Jets or Saturday's clash with the Flames in Calgary.
News: Mitchell was called up from AHL Iowa on Wednesday, TSN reports.
Impact: It's been quite a whirlwind for Mitchell this year. He re-signed with the Wild in the summer, only to be waived in late September and having gone full circle between the NHL and AHL last week. Clearly, he's an organizational depth option for a Wild team that has been decimated with injuries up front.
News: The Wild recalled Kunin, Landon Ferraro and Zack Mitchell from AHL Iowa on Wednesday.
Impact: The Wild are extremely banged up at forward, so it's quite possible that all three players Minnesota recalled Wednesday will be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Jets. Kunin might be worth a look in daily contests if he takes on a top-six role against Winnipeg, but Ferraro and Mitchell can be ignored in all formats.
News: Granlund's (groin) rehab has been progressing well, and he could be available Friday against Winnipeg, the Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Even though head coach Bruce Boudreau said he would be held out until Oct. 24 at the earliest, Grandlund reportedly looked very sharp during Monday's practice and there's a strong chance he'll play either against Winnipeg on Friday or Calgary on Sunday. The 25-year-old hasn't played since opening night and after bursting onto the scene last season with 69 points in 81 games, so look for him to slot back into a top-six role when he returns.
News: Parise (back) skated in Monday's practice but was forced to leave early after suffering a setback, Michael Russo of TheAthletic.com reports.
Impact: Parise has yet to play in 2017-18, though he appeared to be on track to make his season debut Friday in Winnipeg entering Monday. There wasn't any information available as to how severe the setback may be, so look for further update once he's evaluated.