Minnesota Wild Player News: All Positions

News: Kunin will join the United States at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.
Impact: Kunin split time between the NHL and AHL this season, making 49 appearances for Minnesota in which he tallied six goals, 11 helpers and 88 shots (all career highs). The center figures to be a near lock for next season's Opening Night roster and will almost certainly remain with the big club for the majority of the campaign.
News: Mayhew inked a two-year, two-way deal with Minnesota on Friday.
Impact: Mayhew went undrafted coming out of Ferris State, but was able to land a spot with AHL Iowa for the past two seasons. After racking up 27 goals and 33 assists in 71 outings this year, the 26-year-old caught the attention of the Wild and will now be playing under an NHL contract. The center figures to start the 2019-20 campaign in the minors, but could earn a call-up or two during the season.
News: Shaw underwent an additional procedure on his surgically repaired ACL in his right knee, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Shaw missed all but one game of the 2017-18 campaign after injuring his knee in a prospect tournament and now could be in doubt heading into 2019-20. After putting up 33 points in 76 games with AHL Iowa this season, the 20-year-old was certainly trending in the right direction. If he is able to suit up for training camp this fall, it could open the door for a potential call-up during the year.
News: Grant signed a new two-year contract with Helsinki Jokerit (KHL) on Thursday.
Impact: Grant racked up 13 goals and 23 helpers in 57 games for Jokerit last season. Selected by the Penguins in the fourth round of the 2007 NHL Draft, the 30-year-old saw action in just seven NHL games with Anaheim and Arizona, with the most recent coming during the 2015-16 campaign. If his strong showing last season didn't earn him a look from an NHL club, the blueliner is unlikely to make his way back into the league at this point and figures to close out his career overseas.
News: Duhaime signed a two-year, entry-level contract with Minnesota on Wednesday. The contract will begin with the 2019-20 campaign.
Impact: The Wild selected Duhaim in the fourth round of the 2016 NHL draft. The 21-year-old American just finished his junior season at Providence College, during which he racked up an admirable 11 goals and 34 points in 42 games. The 6-foot-1 winger will immediately report to AHL Iowa on an amateur tryout offer for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign and will be eligible to participate in the Calder Cup playoffs.
News: General manager Paul Fenton is confident that Parise (knee/foot) should be able to recover fully while resting over the next four weeks.
Impact: A broken foot and a knee injury forced Parise to miss the last two games of the regular season, but it sounds like he'll be able to make a full recovery well ahead of next season's training camp without undergoing surgery. The 34-year-old winger enjoyed a bounce-back campaign in 2018-19, notching 28 goals and 61 points in 74 games after totaling just 24 points in 42 appearances in 2017-18. Parise's production will likely begin to decline over the next few seasons, but he'll still be a desirable secondary piece in all fantasy formats next year.
News: General manager Paul Fenton believes Parise (knee) will make a full recovery while resting during the next four weeks.
Impact: Parise missed the final two games of the regular season due to a knee injury, but it appears as though he'll make a full recovery well ahead of next campaign's training camp without going under the knife. The veteran winger enjoyed a bounce-back campaign in 2018-19, notching 28 goals and 61 points in 74 appearances after totaling just 24 points in 42 games in 2017-18, and will remain a desirable complimentary piece in all fantasy formats next season.
News: Dumba (pectoral) should be ready for training camp, according to Wild GM Paul Fenton.
Impact: A ruptured right pectoralis muscle wiped out 50 games from Dumba's 2018-19 campaign and ultimately required surgery. The 24-year-old defenseman -- who has been universally owned in fantasy games when healthy -- finished with 12 goals, 10 assists and 12 power-play points through 32 contests.
News: Donato was sent down to AHL Iowa on Tuesday.
Impact: Iowa has three regular-season contest remaining as it tries to secure a spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs and the addition of Donato should bolster the club's chances. The center logged 22 games with Minnesota this season after being acquired via trade from Boston, in which he registered four goals, 12 helpers and 64 shots. The center saw his ice time jump by over three minute per game with his new club and should benefit from an increased role next season.
News: Minnesota reassigned Greenway to AHL Iowa on Tuesday.
Impact: AHL Iowa still has two games remaining on its schedule, so Greenway will head down to get a little more ice time before the 2018-19 campaign officially comes to an end. The 2015 second-round pick was pretty solid during his first full season with the big club, notching 12 goals and 24 points in 81 appearances.
News: The Wild sent Kunin back to AHL Iowa on Tuesday.
Impact: Kunin should get some more games on his resume as AHL Iowa makes a push for a postseason berth. While he has yet to click at the top level, owning just 17 points through 49 contests, the 15th overall pick in 2016 could be a breakout candidate next year if they Wild invest in some surrounding talent this offseason.
News: Spurgeon produced 14 goals and 43 points while averaging 24:09 of ice time in 82 games this campaign.
Impact: Spurgeon put up his best offensive season with 43 points -- 14 goals, 29 helpers -- in 82 games, all of which are career highs. On top of the offensive production, the 29-year-old had 152 shots, 145 blocks and 91 hits, too. Look for continued development from the diminutive rearguard in 2019-20.
News: Suter put up seven goals and 47 points while averaging 26:42 of ice time in 82 games this campaign.
Impact: Suter was the epitome of an ironman this campaign, playing in all 82 games for the seventh time in his career. The 47 points were good for 14th among league defensemen, and he also finished tops in the NHL in ice time. The Wild missed the playoffs for the first time since he and Zach Parise signed in 2012, so don't be surprised if both come out with extra motivation next fall.
News: Greenway produced 12 goals and 24 points while averaging 13:38 of ice time in 81 games this season.
Impact: Greenway was solid during his first full NHL campaign, receiving an average of 40 seconds of power-play ice time throughout the season as well. Ups and downs for the 22-year-old were expected, and Greenway ended the season with just two points in his last 15 games. The Boston University product is still on his entry-level contract, so he's a solid dynasty league stash with large upside possibility going forward.
News: Brown was allegedly arrested early Saturday in Dallas on suspicion of public intoxication, Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Brown sat out the Wild's final game of the season against the Stars with what was deemed an illness. With the season over, we'll keep you posted if and when Brown receives any discipline from the league that would impact his status for 2019-20.
News: Parise (lower body) recorded 28 points and 61 points while averaging 18:40 of ice time in 74 games this season.
Impact: Parise was shut down for the final two regular-season contests due to an illness and lower-body injury that had been lingering. The 61 points were the most Parise has produced in a season since the 2014-15 campaign, when he had 62 points. The Wild missed the playoffs for the first time since he and Ryan Suter signed in 2012, so don't be surprised if Parise has an extra chip on his shoulder next year.
News: Zucker had 21 goals and 42 points while averaging 17:05 of ice time in 81 games this year.
Impact: It was a down year for the University of Denver product relative to his 64-point outburst during the 2017-18 campaign. Zucker still produced 14 power-play points during the season, so that's certainly a positive sign for his fantasy value for next season. The 27-year-old signed a large five-year, $27.5 million extension with the team last summer, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see Zucker in a prominent role next season.
News: Brown (Illness) had three goals and eight points while averaging 9:10 of ice time in 56 games this season.
Impact: Unfortunately, Brown's season came to an abrupt end after he missed Saturday's clash against Dallas due to an illness. Even in a limited role, eight points is Brown's highest output for a season since he had 22 in 2015-16.
News: Kunin accumulated six goals and 17 points while averaging 15:53 of ice time in 49 games this campaign.
Impact: Kunin was able to run his career point total up to 21 in 68 career games. The Missouri native will be entering the final year of his entry-level contract, so it'll be important for him to play well in what will most likely be his first full NHL season in 2019-20.
News: Staal registered 22 goals and 52 points in 81 games while averaging 18:08 of ice time this season.
Impact: After a resurgent 74-point season last campaign, it was going to be tough for the 34-year-old to follow that up in 2018-19. The 52 points is the Ontario native's lowest mark in a season since the 2015-16 campaign. Staal is under contract for two more seasons with the Wild following a contract extension he signed in February.
News: Stalock turned away 41 of 44 shots in a 3-0 loss to host Dallas on Saturday.
Impact: Stalock permitted only five goals on 78 shots between the Bruins and Stars for his final pair of starts to close out the season, but Minnesota's No. 2 netminder still hasn't won since Jan. 15. Finishing with a 6-8-3 record, 2.99 GAA and .899 save percentage, Stalock remains a solid insurance handcuff for Devan Dubnyk owners, but he can be had near the end of most fantasy drafts ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
News: Aberg (undisclosed) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Stars, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Aberg was a healthy scratch in the last four games, but coach Bruce Boudreau said Aberg would play in this contest so his absence is likely injury-related. The 25-year-old will finish this season with 25 points over 59 games between the Ducks and Wild.
News: Brown is dealing with an illness and will miss Saturday's road game against the Stars, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: This effectively ends Brown's 2018-19 campaign, with the speedy and spirited grinder finishing with three goals and eight points through 56 games. There are plenty of guys in the NHL that hold real significance to their own club but barely move the needle in fantasy hockey -- Brown neatly fits that description.
News: Stalock will post up between the pipes for Saturday's road game against the Stars, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The Wild will go with their No. 2 goalie in Stalock for the regular-season finale, as there's really no point in taxing traditional starter Devan Dubnyk after he fell just short in his inspired bid to try and lead the team to the playoffs. Conversely, Stalock's final opponent -- the boys from Dallas -- are locked into a conference quarterfinal matchup against Nashville.
News: Stalock's 32 saves on 34 shots weren't enough in Thursday's 3-0 loss to Boston.
Impact: Stalock played well but simply got no support. The score was 1-0 with three minutes remaining, but David Pastrnak beat Stalock to double the lead late before Zachary Senyshyn ended the scoring with an empty-netter. Minnesota will close out the season Saturday in Dallas, with Stalock a candidate to start that one given the heavy workload Devan Dubnyk shouldered while the team was still in the playoff chase.
News: Hunt had just one assist while averaging 15:58 of ice time in 15 March games.
Impact: While averaging 1:52 of power-play ice time in that span, it's surprising that Hunt couldn't luck into more points. The 30-year-old has made his presence felt in other ways, racking up 18 hits and 25 blocks this campaign. Sitting at just 12 points in 40 games, Hunt shouldn't be anywhere near most fantasy lineups with two regular-season games remaining.
News: Head coach Bruce Boudreau announced Thursday that Parise (lower body/illness) will not suit up in Minnesota's final two regular-season games, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Impact: In what was mostly a disappointing season in Minnesota, Parise's season will come to an abrupt end. The 34-year-old finishes his campaign with 61 points in 74 games, ending on a five-game point streak. After failing to make the playoffs for the first time since he signed with the Wild in 2012, it's likely Parise will be motivated to get healthy and get his team back into the running for the postseason next year.
News: Stalock will get the starting nod at home versus the Bruins on Thursday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Impact: With the Wild eliminated from playoff contention, the club will finally give Devan Dubnyk a night off after appearing in 19 of the last 21 contests. Stalock slots into the crease for his 20th outing of the year, having gone 6-6-3 with a 3.05 GAA this season. It's possible that the final game of the year goes to youngster Matt Robson, who just signed his entry-level deal, though Stalock could be in contention versus Dallas on Saturday as well.
News: Kunin sent out an assist in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
Impact: The Wild's youngster line of Kunin, Jordan Greenway and Joel Eriksson Ek had an odd-man rush midway through the second period, and Kunin connected on a pass to Eriksson Ek, who sent home a snipe to put the Wild up 4-0. Kunin now has 17 points through 47 games.
News: Suter dished out an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
Impact: Suter entered the game on a brutal five-game pointless streak where he accrued a minus-9 rating. Getting back on track is a good sign for the veteran blueliner and he now has 47 points in 80 games. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late as Suter will spectate the playoffs for the first time in his seven-year tenure with the Wild.
News: Rask lit the lamp in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
Impact: Rask entered this game pointless in 15 consecutive outings, but he capitalized on a shot from a sharp angle to put the Wild up 3-0 in the first period. The 26-year-old will likely continue to center the second line for the remainder of the regular season.
News: Dubnyk steered away 32 of 33 shots in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
Impact: Dubnyk and the Wild were playing with a purpose as they held onto slim playoff chances. However, the Avalanche beat the Oilers on Tuesday to eliminate the Wild from contention. On the bright side, Dubnyk has delivered his third straight 30-win season.
News: Parise (lower body) scored two goals in Tuesday's win over the Jets.
Impact: Parise returned from a four-game absence due to a lower-body injury, and he had an immediate impact with the game's first two goals. Unfortunately, the Wild were eliminated from playoff contention after the Avalanche beat the Oilers. As a result, Parise will re-evaluate whether he plays the remainder of the season, according to Michael Russo of The Athletic. The team's next game is Thursday versus the Bruins.
News: Parise (lower body) will play in Tuesday's game versus the Jets, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Parise missed the last four games with this injury, but he took line rushes with the top unit during warmups and will be ready to fight to keep the Wild's playoff hopes alive. The 34-year-old winger is having an excellent season with 26 goals and 59 points -- including 16 with the man advantage -- through 73 games.
News: Parise (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's pivotal contest against the Jets, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: The Wild are in jeopardy of being eliminated from playoff contention, so all eyes will be on Parise during pregame warmups, assuming an update doesn't surface on the veteran winger ahead of time. He's had a nice season overall, producing 26 goals and 33 assists -- not to mention 16 power-play points -- through 73 games.
News: Dubnyk will get the starting nod for Tuesday's home clash with Winnipeg, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dubnyk will be making his seventh consecutive appearance in goal, as he tries to help the Wild track down a playoff spot. Until the team is mathematically eliminated, or clinches the wild card, the veteran figures to carry the team on his back. A clash with the Jets' potent offense (3.33 goals per game) won't improve the netminder's chances of securing two points for Minnesota.
News: Read was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Monday.
Impact: Read played sparingly in his latest stint with Minnesota, and has just one goal in 12 games this campaign. With the team signing coveted free agent Nico Sturm, the 32-year-old was sent down in order to make room for the new addition. Read will likely spend the remainder of the season in the minors.
News: Rask is pointless in his last 10 games while averaging 12:05 of ice time in that span.
Impact: The Wild were hoping for bigger things from Rask, after they acquired him from Carolina on Jan. 19. In 20 games for Minnesota, the 26-year-old has just two points and is a minus-3. With just three games left in the regular season, Rask shouldn't be anywhere near fantasy lineups for the rest of 2019.
News: Sturm signed a one-year, entry-level contract with Minnesota on Monday.
Impact: Sturm's deal will kick in right away, which will allow him to be a restricted free agent heading into the offseason. The center should make his NHL debut in one of the Wild's final three games of the year. A three-year player for Clarkson University, the German captained the team this year, while racking up 45 points in 39 games and receiving a Hobey Baker nomination.
News: Suter once again led the Wild in ice time Sunday night with 25:14 of playing time, but got shut out along with the rest of the team while posing a -3 plus/minus and zero shots on goal.
Impact: Suter has gone five games in a row without a point and has just two assists with a -17 rating over his last 11 games. Even his shots have been dwindling lately with just seven shots on goal in his last five games.
News: Dubnyk allowed two goals on 21 shots in Sunday's devastating loss to the Coyotes.
Impact: Minnesota couldn't get any offense going against Arizona, so while Dubnyk perhaps could have been a little better, he needed to be perfect for a Wild team that hasn't scored more than three goals since March 16. The Wild aren't mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yet, but it's getting pretty grim.
News: Dubnyk will draw the start in Arizona on Sunday.
Impact: Dubnyk's March performance has been a mixed bag, as he's gone 5-6-1 with a 2.48 GAA and .915 save percentage in 12 appearances. The former Coyote is 1-1-0 against Arizona this season but remains an inconsistent fantasy option.
News: Parise (lower body) won't play in Sunday's game versus the Coyotes, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: The Wild are fighting for their playoff lives, but Parise will stay on the shelf. His absence raises Matt Read to the first line, and that's far from an even replacement since Parise's 59 points in 73 games is the best on the team. Parise will try to shake this injury before Tuesday's game versus the Jets.
News: Brown has three points while averaging 10:06 of ice time in 14 March games.
Impact: Brown has seen no power-play time this campaign, so the fact that he has seven points in 53 games is decent for the winger. The 28-year-old has made his presence felt on the defensive side this season, racking up 94 hits and 13 blocks. With a limited role, Brown shouldn't be anywhere near fantasy lineups.
News: Spurgeon picked up a power-play assist and five blocked shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Impact: Spurgeon's in the midst of his best offensive season with 43 points -- 14 goals, 29 helpers -- in 78 games, all of which are career highs. Additionally, he has 139 blocks, 145 shots and 87 hits. The 29-year-old blueliner has collected six points in 14 March games, a little slower than his season production but perfectly fine numbers to use in most fantasy formats.
News: Seeler posted an assist and four hits in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Impact: The 25-year-old blueliner is up to two goals and five helpers in 68 appearances this season, with an average ice time of 12:18 per game. Seeler's more productive in defensive categories with 76 hits and 110 blocked shots, but without many points, he continues to remain off the fantasy radar in virtually all formats.
News: Donato registered an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Impact: He's cooled a bit since beginning his Wild career with a five-game point streak after a trade from the Bruins in February, but he still has four goals and 12 helpers in 18 games since the swap. Donato doesn't have much physicality, with only 24 hits and 19 blocked shots in 52 appearances this year, but the point production may make him worth a stash in dynasty leagues using basic scoring categories.
News: Eriksson Ek (lower body) had three hits over 15:02 of ice time during Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Impact: The Swedish center didn't find his way onto the scoresheet after missing seven contests, but he skated 1:45 more than his season average, indicating he is ready to resume his full role for the Wild. Eriksson Ek has 13 points and 104 hits in 54 games while playing pivot in the bottom six.
News: Fiala scored a power-play goal on four shots and added two PIM in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Impact: Fiala has collected seven points -- four coming on the power play -- in 15 games with the Wild. The winger is up to 39 points in 79 appearances this season. Since being included in the return for Mikael Granlund, Fiala has seen his ice time per game increase by 1:20, and he's made good use of the premium scoring opportunities. He had just seven of his 32 points on the power play in his 64 games with the Predators.
News: Pateryn scored a goal on three shots and tossed eight hits in a 3-2 win over the Golden Knights on Friday.
Impact: It's better late than never for the goal, which was his first of the season to give Pateryn six points in 76 games. The eight hits were his highest total in a game this season, giving the defenseman 139 for the year. Pateryn also has 113 blocked shots and 96 shots on goal. Naturally, his deployment is mostly defensive in nature, and even with gaudy peripheral stats, Pateryn's lack of points make him a fantasy non-factor.
News: Zucker recorded two assists -- both on the man advantage -- in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Impact: Zucker set up goals by Eric Staal and Kevin Fiala to give the Wild a 3-0 lead midway through the second period. It ended up being just enough for the victory. Zucker is up to 41 points (21 goals, 20 helpers) in 77 games, his third consecutive 40-point season. Thirteen of his points have come on the power play, giving him a little extra fantasy value.
News: Staal scored a goal and added an assist -- both on the man advantage -- in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Impact: Staal had the starring performance for the Wild in this critical victory. He's up to 22 goals and 30 helpers in 77 games, down from the 76 points he posted last season but still a strong campaign. If the Wild are to make up a four-point gap in the standings, Staal will have to be at his absolute best in the last four games of the season.
News: Dubnyk stopped 35 of 37 shots in a 3-2 win over the Golden Knights on Friday.
Impact: Dubnyk was spotted a three-goal advantage just over halfway through the game, and he held on despite allowing two goals to Vegas center Paul Stastny. Dubnyk improves to 30-27-6 with a 2.57 GAA and .912 save percentage. He'll likely draw every start as long as the Wild remain in the playoff hunt -- they're four points back of the Avalanche with four games to go.
News: Parise (lower body) won't play in Friday's game versus the Golden Knights, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: The Wild have struggled without Parise in the lineup, as they scored just one goal over the last two games. He'll miss his third straight contest, so Matt Read will continue to work on Minnesota's top line.
News: Eriksson Ek (lower body) will play in Friday's game versus the Golden Knights, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Eriksson Ek is returning from a seven-game string of absences. He'll center the third line with Jordan Greenway and Luke Kunin, looking to get back on track offensively after going pointless in his last six games.
News: While Parise's (lower body) officially a game-time decision, Michael Russo of The Athletic indicates that he will clearly miss Friday evening's contest against the Golden Knights.
Impact: Assuming the narrative holds true, Parise's next opportunity to retake the ice in game action would come Sunday in Arizona. The veteran winger is set to miss his third consecutive contest for a Wild club on the fringe of the playoff hunt, allowing Matt Read to draw in for Minnesota again.
News: Read is still with the Wild after clearing waivers and will suit up against the Golden Knights on Friday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: By waiving Read, the club gave itself some roster flexibility, but Zach Parise's (lower body) continued absence from the lineup will keep Read in the NHL for the time being. Once Parise is cleared to play, however, Read should find himself making the trek down to AHL Iowa.
News: Dubnyk will guard the cage for Friday's road clash with Vegas, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dubnyk is appearing in his fifth straight game and will likely get the nod every night until the Wild either earn a playoff spot or are mathematically eliminated. The veteran currently leads the league in games played (64) and can realistically be caught by only Carey Price for that distinction this year.
News: According to coach Bruce Boudreau, Eriksson Ek (lower body) "looked good" in practice and is expected to rejoin the lineup for Friday's game against the Golden Knights, Chad Graff reports.
Impact: Eriksson Ek's return likely won't result in many fantasy lineup changes, but he should provide a bit more stability to the Wild's bottom six. He slotted in as the team's center on the third line during practice Thursday, positioning him alongside Jordan Greenway and Luke Kunin in his return.
News: Parise (lower body) will be a game-time decision versus the Golden Knights on Friday, Chad Graff of The Athletic Minnesota reports.
Impact: It initially didn't appear that there was much of a chance for Parise to lace up for the next contest, but the Wild are tentatively set to give him a long look in warmups to see whether he's fit to play against Vegas. Parise has an active four-game point streak going, so hopefully, this latest injury doesn't spoil his chances at finishing strong.
News: The Wild placed Read on waivers Thursday.
Impact: Read drew into the last three games for the Wild as a fill-in for some of the injured forwards, but he'll likely head back to the minors with some of the regular forwards nearing a return. Considering the veteran winger tallied just one point (a goal) over 10 NHL contests this season, there's little upside for him from a fantasy standpoint at this stage of his career.
News: Erickson Ek will be a game-time decision for Friday's tilt versus the Golden Knights.
Impact: Eriksson Ek hasn't lived up to his first-round billing through parts of three seasons at the top level. Though 2018-19 has been the more efficient of his two (mostly) full seasons in terms of points per game, it's amounted to just 13 points over 53 games. The Swede carries point-per-game marks in his brief time at the AHL level, so he has little to prove there. Considering his asking price may not be high now, Eriksson Ek may be worth a gamble in some dynasty formats. He will look to get back on the ice Friday to close out the season strong.
News: Parise (lower body) skated solo Wednesday, but otherwise it's been status quo for the veteran scoring winger.
Impact: Parise was a late scratch from Saturday's game against the Hurricanes and the fear is that he'll miss a third consecutive contest Friday, with the Wild headed to Vegas to take on the Golden Knights. The oft-injured winger has still made 73 appearances while averaging 18;43 of ice time this season -- that's a victory on its own and Parise has also supplied 26 goals and 33 helpers to complement 16 points on the man advantage.
News: Seeler blocked a shot in Monday's 1-0 loss to the Predators.
Impact: With just two points to his name since Feb. 1, Seeler is not an offensive threat by any metric. He was once again held off the scoresheet against Nashville and remains stuck on six points through 67 games this season.
News: Foligno finished Monday's 1-0 loss to Nashville with a shot on goal, a hit, and a block. He was also called for a minor penalty in the third period.
Impact: Without a point in five straight, Foligno was held off the scoresheet for a sixth consecutive game Monday, along with the rest of his teammates, in a game that saw Minnesota shut out by Juuse Saros. The depth forward has a goal and two assists in the month of March (13 games) and 18 points in 77 games in 2018-19.
News: Dubnyk stopped 18 of 19 shots in a 1-0 loss to Nashville on Monday.
Impact: Dubnyk's record following the loss is 29-27-6. Overall, it was an unfortunate result for the Wild netminder, as Dubnyk faced a light workload (19 shots) but was beaten by Ryan Johansen early in the first period during a Minnesota power play. The Wild meanwhile had no luck in their collective quest to solve Juuse Saros down the other end, allowing Nashville's backup to record his third shutout of the season.
News: Eriksson Ek (lower body) will sit out Monday's tilt against Nashville, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Eriksson Ek hasn't suited up since March 11. While the bottom-six pivot owns only 13 points in 53 games, he's a useful depth piece for a Wild team that's trying to scratch and claw its way to the postseason, so his presence will be sorely missed by the team, if not by fantasy owners. His next chance to return will come Friday in Vegas.
News: Parise (lower body) remains out of the lineup Monday against the Predators.
Impact: Coach Bruce Boudreau added that Parise's feeling better, which at least suggests that the veteran forward's progressing towards a potential return Friday in Vegas. In the meantime, owners will have to make due without Parise for a second consecutive contest.
News: Dubnyk will be between the pipes for against Nashville at home Monday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dubnyk was shelled to the tune of five goals on 33 shots by Carolina on Saturday. The netminder struggled versus the Preds the last time these teams met, as he allowed four goals in a losing effort. The veteran needs just one more victory to reach the 30-win mark for the fourth straight season.
News: Spurgeon logged 24:40 of ice time and dished out a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
Impact: Spurgeon was able to collect his fourth point in his last 10 games, and has 17 hits and blocks in that span. The 29-year-old has been a solid fantasy asset this campaign, racking up 42 points in 76 games. Spurgeon has averaged 3:41 of power-play ice time in his past 10 games, which suggests that more points could be coming.
News: Staal scored a power-play goal but was a minus-2 in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Carolina.
Impact: Staal was able to record his 21st goal of the campaign, and moved his point total to 50 in 75 games. The 34-year-old also logged 4:03 of power-play ice time and was a lone bright spot for the Wild. With his team making a push for the playoffs, it wouldn't be a surprise for Staal to shoulder a heavy workload as the season comes to a close.
News: Brodin has 18 blocks and four hits while logging 20:22 of ice time in his last 10 games.
Impact: Not known for his offensive prowess, Brodin has just one assist in his past 10 games while shouldering a heavy load. The Swede has produced in other ways, logging an average of 20:32 of ice time and producing 122 blocks. With just 17 points in 76 games this campaign, it's hard to trust the 25-year-old from a fantasy aspect.
News: Fiala has six points but is a minus-7 in his last 13 games since he was traded to Minnesota on Feb. 25.
Impact: The 22-year-old came into Minnesota highly touted by GM Paul Fenton, the man who drafted him in Nashville. Unfortunately, Fiala hasn't quite lived up to the hype, producing just under a point per-game while averaging 3:20 of power-play time. Fiala has been able to run his season point total up to 38 in 77 games, and could be counted upon heavily as the Wild fight for a playoff spot.
News: Pateryn was a minus-3 and dished out four hits in Saturday's 5-1 loss versus the Hurricanes.
Impact: Pateryn had a tough night defensively, turning pucks over directly leading to Carolina goals. The 28-year-old has hardly been a fantasy asset as of late, producing one point in his past ten games. Perhaps more known for his defense, Pateryn has notched 129 hits and 112 blocks this campaign, but doesn't provide much fantasy value for the rest of the season.
News: Fehr has four points while averaging just 11:53 of ice time in his last 10 games.
Impact: Stuck on the fourth line for much of the season, Fehr has still been able to produce 15 points in 66 games. The 33-year-old has also added to his value on the defensive end, dishing out 35 hits and 43 blocks. With an average of just two seconds of power-play time this campaign, Fehr doesn't provide any legitimate fantasy value going forward.
News: Greenway logged 17:46 of ice time and was a minus-2 in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
Impact: After scoring his 12th goal of the season Friday, Greenway followed it up will a poor performance. The 22-year-old has seem to hit a bit of a rookie slump in his past 10 games, collecting just two points and is a minus-6 in that span. With 23 points in 75 games this campaign, Greenway is a solid dynasty league stash, but doesn't provide much fantasy value the rest of this season.
News: Aberg logged 13:24 of ice time and was a minus-1 in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Carolina.
Impact: Since coming over from Anaheim on Jan. 17, Aberg has produced just six points in 21 games. The 25-year-old has even seen an average of 2:01 of power-play time for the Wild, but has only produced three power-play points. With just 25 points in 58 games, it's safe to leave Aberg on waivers for the rest of the season.
News: Bitetto was a minus-3 but had three blocks in 13:07 of ice time in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Hurricanes.
Impact: Bitetto dressed for a second straight game after being scratched in four of six and didn't perform well. The 28-year-old had careless giveaways and turnovers that directly translated to goals against. Bitetto has just three points in 34 contests this campaign, and head coach Bruce Boudreau seems to prefer Nick Seeler over him. The New York native shouldn't be anywhere near a fantasy lineup for the rest of the season.
News: Zucker was a minus-2 in 16:58 of ice time in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Carolina.
Impact: Zucker wasn't the only one to have a poor plus-minus in a blowout loss, but he produced just one shot in the game. In his last 10 games, the 27-year-old has been decent, collecting five points in that span. The Denver University product did see 4:09 of power-play time, which could bode well for his fantasy prospects down the stretch.
News: Dubnyk made 29 saves in a 5-1 loss to Carolina on Saturday.
Impact: Dubnyk is 3-5 in his last eight starts after going 6-1 in his previous seven. But when you look beyond his record, you find that he has tightened his game a bit. Only two of his recent losses had a smell. And even the stench of Saturday wasn't his fault. Dubnyk was pretty much abandoned by his teammates in the third and the Canes pumped in three goals in a 7:45 span. He can't do it all. But at least Dubnyk is starting to deliver more for his owners.
News: Eriksson Ek (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Hurricanes, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: He's set to miss a sixth straight contest, and the team has struggled to a 2-3 record without his depth up the middle. Eriksson Ek's fantasy impact is negligible, however, with just 13 points in 53 games. He'll shift his focus to getting ready for Monday's game versus the Predators.
News: Parise has a lower-body injury and won't play Saturday versus the Hurricanes.
Impact: He was hurt Friday night after colliding with Washington forward Tom Wilson, but Parise finished the game. Hopefully that's a sign this injury isn't too serious. Pontus Aberg will fill into the lineup while Matt Read slots onto the top line.
News: Kunin scored his sixth goal of the season in Friday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Impact: His third-period tally broke a 1-1 tie and gave Kunin his first career game-winning goal. The second-year center now has two points (a goal and an assist) in five games since returning to the lineup from a minor upper-body injury, as he tries to establish himself as a consistent producer in the NHL.
News: Donato notched two assists in Friday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.
Impact: He also chipped in three shots, a hit, a blocked shot and a plus-1 rating. Donato has been a feast-or-famine fantasy asset lately, recording four two-point performances and six goose eggs in the last 10 games, and the second-year forward now has an impressive four goals and 15 points in 15 games since joining the Wild and settling into a top-six role.
News: Dubnyk only allowed one goal on 22 shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Capitals. According to Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, he'll go right back to work in Saturday's road game against the Hurricanes.
Impact: Minnesota moved into wild-card playoff position thanks in large part to Dubnyk's fine job on puck patrol Friday. He could've had his third shutout of the season had it not been for Brett Connolly's goal that was made possible by him putting lumber on a Nick Jensen shot for a redirected tally. Dubnyk will look to stay dialed in Saturday against a Hurricanes team that has won six of its past 10 games and currently holds the top wild-card spot out of the Eastern Conference.
News: Eriksson Ek (lower body) isn't in the projected lineup for Friday's game against the Capitals, NHL.com's Harvey Valentine reports.
Impact: Eriksson Ek will miss a fifth straight contest Friday, and he remains without a clear-cut timetable for his return to the lineup. Either way, there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his availability, as he's only picked up 13 points in 53 appearances this season. Another update on the 22-year-old forward's status should surface once he's cleared for game action.
News: Dubnyk will tend twine for Friday's home clash with Washington, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dubnyk has been subpar of late, as he is 1-4-0 with a 3.04 GAA and .901 save percentage in his last five appearances. Despite his struggles, the 32-year-old will continue to carry the load for the Wild as they try to track down a playoff spot.
News: Dubnyk allowed two goals on 37 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday.
Impact: While it was great to see Dubnyk post his second straight strong start after a rocky beginning of the month, it came in a losing effort. The Wild didn't score at even strength, and the Avalanche added an empty-netter to seal the victory. With the loss, Dubnyk added to his league-leading losses. He is 28-25-6 with a 2.59 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 61 games this season.
News: Khovanov put pen to paper on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Wild on Tuesday.
Impact: Khovanov proved his worth in junior hockey this season, ranking 22nd in the league with 74 points over 64 games, fewer than most others ahead of him on the list. With more than a point per game under his belt in juniors, he'll now step up his competition a level. With the first round of the QMJHL playoffs ahead, Khovanov will likely remain with Moncton through the postseason run before moving up a level.
News: Dubnyk will patrol the crease against the visiting Avalanche on Tuesday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Dubnyk received a rare day off Sunday against the Islanders, with the Wild managing to pick up a point behind Alex Stalock's 17-save effort in a 3-2 overtime loss. The five-game homestand will wrap up Tuesday, as Dubnyk prepares to face an Avalanche team that ranks fifth in road scoring at 3.31 goals per game.
News: Eriksson Ek (lower body) won't be available Tuesday against the Avalanche, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Wild coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters that he'd hoped Eriksson Ek wouldn't miss more than a week, but it will be going on nine days since the Swede's last official update when the team travels to D.C. for Friday's game against the Capitals. The silver lining is that the third-year pivot doesn't have a big enough role when healthy for this development to affect too many fantasy owners. Eriksson Ek has compiled 13 points (six goals, seven assists) over 53 top-level games this season.
News: Robson signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Wild on Monday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Robson will join the Wild immediately, burning the first year of his freshly signed NHL contract. In 31 games at the University of Minnesota, the 22-year-old posted a 2.78 GAA and .921 save percentage on his way to achieving a 14-12-4 record in 2018-19. He's not worthy of any fantasy consideration at this stage of his pro career.
News: Suter racked up a power-play assist in 28:59 of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Islanders.
Impact: Suter has just five points in his last 10 games, and has logged a whopping 27:44 of ice time in that span. The 34-year-old continues to be a workhorse, and has 45 points in 73 games this campaign. Skating an average of 26:52 per game, Suter remains a solid fantasy asset with opportunities to rack up stats in all categories.
News: Staal notched a power-play assist in 24:49 of ice time in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders.
Impact: The 34-year-old has gotten it going recently, racking up eight points in his last 10 games. Staal has seen some regression from last year's 70-point season, but has racked up 49 points in 72 games this campaign. Staal saw a season-high 8:23 of power-play time in the game, which suggests he'll be relied upon heavily as the Wild make a playoff push.
News: Parise scored a power-play goal in 23:13 of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Islanders.
Impact: Parise was able to score his first goal since Feb. 21, and has five points in his last 10 games. The 34-year-old has been solid for the Wild this campaign, racking up 57 points in 71 games. Parise had a season-high 8:23 of power-play time in the game, which suggests he'll be relied upon heavily as the Wild make a playoff push.
News: Donato assisted on both Wild goals but it wasn't enough Sunday, as Minnesota lost to the Islanders 3-2 in overtime.
Impact: Despite losing, Donato logged 4:53 of ice time on the power-play, a season high. He rewarded his team with a pair of power-play assists. Consecutive two-point outings have the Wild winger up to 13 points in 13 games with his new team, and for the season, Donato has 22 points in 47 appearances.
News: Stalock stopped 17 of 20 shots in Sunday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders.
Impact: In terms of shot volume, Sunday was a quiet outing for Stalock, but his team was unable to score in overtime, resulting in yet another loss for Stalock who has not won a game since Jan. 15. Minnesota's backup crease protector now owns a 6-6-3 record to go along with a 3.05 GAA and .903 save percentage.
News: Stalock will start between the pipes for Sunday's matchup with the visiting Islanders, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Impact: Head coach Bruce Boudreau said Sunday that no changes would be made to the lineup for the game against the Islanders, thus leading to the assumption that Devan Dubnyk would start. It has now been reported that Stalock will guard the net Sunday. The Minnesota native last played March 8 in relief of Dubnyk, allowing three goals on 22 shots in two periods against the Panthers. On the season, Stalock is 6-6-2 while posting a 3.05 GAA and .895 save percentage. The Islanders have averaged 2.13 goals per game through eight games in March, good for 25th in the league.
News: Contrary to previous reports, Dubnyk will not make the start against the Islanders on Sunday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
Impact: Head coach Bruce Boudreau announced that the lineup would remain the same as it was for Saturday's contest against the Rangers, but it appears he changed his mind regarding his goaltender. Dubnyk will likely go again Tuesday against the Avalanche.
News: Read was recalled from AHL Iowa on Sunday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Impact: Read has bounced back and forth between Minnesota and AHL Iowa several times this season, mostly as injury insurance. The 32-year-old has 15 goals and 33 points in the minors this season, but just one goal in seven NHL contests.