Minnesota Wild Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Devan Dubnyk, G5/5/2015 10:46:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk made 21 saves in the, 1-0, loss to the Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Dubnyk wasn't himself in Games 1 and 2, allowing seven goals on 58 shots in those two games. He was much better in Game 3, but Minnesota's offense has vanished. Corey Crawford probably has something to do with that.
Chris Stewart, RW5/5/2015 5:21:00 PM
Description: Wild winger Chris Stewart will not play in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday due to an upper-body injury.
Insight: Stewart should be considered day-to-day. He has two assists in eight playoff games this spring.
Devan Dubnyk, G4/26/2015 6:01:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk defeated the Blues Sunday to help Minnesota advance.
Insight: Dubnyk allowed just one goal on 31 shots. His storybook season continues.
Zach Parise, LW4/26/2015 6:00:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored twice in Sunday's Game 6 win over the Blues.
Insight: Parise helped Minnesota advance with a plus-two rating on the day and three goals in the series overall. He will be a fine option next round.
Zach Parise, LW4/20/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise had a goal and an assist in the, 3-0, victory over the Blues in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Monday.
Insight: Parise assisted Jason Pominville's goal to start the scoring, and then Pominville returned the favor with an assis on Parise's goal. Parise has four points in the series. Minnesota leads St. Louis, 2-1.
Devan Dubnyk, G4/20/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk recorded his first postseason shutout in the, 3-0, victory over the Blues in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on Monday.
Insight: Dubnyk didn't get much work, but he stopped all 17 shots he faced. Minnesota leads the series, 2-1.
Zach Parise, LW4/11/2015 6:36:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored in the season finale against the Blues.
Insight: Parise finished the season with 33 goals and 29 assists. He also had a plus-21 rating and 41 penalty minutes to round out a very solid season.
Jason Zucker, LW4/7/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Jason Zucker had the game-winning goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Insight: Zucker scored his 19th goal of the season with just under seven minutes to go. He had five shots in the game. Zucker has five assists in 49 games this season as well.
Devan Dubnyk, G4/7/2015 11:01:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk nearly recorded a shutout, allowing just one goal in the final two minutes as Minnesota beat Chicago, 2-1, on Tuesday.
Insight: This was a huge two points for Minnesota, beating Chicago on the road. This clinches a playoff spot for the Wild. Dubnyk made 32 saves in what was his 36th victory of the season.
Devan Dubnyk, G4/6/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk made 32 saves in a rare regulation defeat on Monday.
Insight: Minnesota wasn't able to score, so Dubnyk lost, 2-0. He is now 32-13-4 this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G4/2/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk picked up a rare defeat against the Rangers on Thursday.
Insight: Dubnyk had won five in a row before the, 3-2, loss to Henrik Lundqvist on Thursday. It is also just his seventh regulation loss since Jan. 15. Dubnyk is 35-12-3 this season.
Nino Niederreiter, RW3/28/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Wild winger Nino Niederreiter had a pair of goals in the, 4-1, victory over the Kings on Saturday.
Insight: Mikko Koivu scored the other two goals. Niederreiter scored his second goal on the power play. He has 24 goals and 13 assists this season.
Mikko Koivu, C3/28/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu scored twice in the, 4-1, victory over the Kings on Saturday.
Insight: Koivu scored in the first period and then added an empty-netter to seal the victory. Koivu has 14 goals and 32 assists in 76 games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G3/28/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk stopped 31-of-32 shots in the, 4-1, victory over the Kings on Saturday.
Insight: What else can we say. Dubnyk has been incredible with Minnesota. He has won his last five starts, allowing more than two goals just once. Dubnyk is 26-6-2 since being traded to the Wild.
Thomas Vanek, LW3/27/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had a goal on Friday versus Calgary.
Insight: After a slow start, Vanek has salvaged his season with another 20-goal, 50-point campaign. He has played 74 games this season.
Zach Parise, LW3/24/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored the team's lone goal Tuesday against the Islanders.
Insight: He also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Parise now has 29 goals, 57 points, 41 penalty minutes, and a plus-18 rating through 67 games this season.
Thomas Vanek, LW3/23/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist in the, 2-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Insight: Vanek assisted Charlie Coyle's goal in the first period and then scored in the third period to give Minnesota a, 2-0, lead. The goal turned out to be the game-winner. vanek has 19 goals and 30 assists in 72 games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, G3/23/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk allowed just one goal and made 35 saves in the, 2-1, victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday.
Insight: Dubnyk did not allow that goal until about six minutes left in the third period. We are running out of accolades for this guy. He has won four of his last five games and 22 games since Jan. 15. Dubnyk is 32-11-3 this season.
Justin Fontaine, RW3/21/2015 4:55:00 PM
Description: Wild right wing Justin Fontaine had a goal and two assists during Saturday's victory against the Blues.
Insight: He also had two shots a plus-rating in the game. Fontaine now has nine goals and 27 points through 62 games. Jonas Brodin, Mikko Koivu, Chris Stewart, Zach Parise, and Thomas Vanek also tallied for Minnesota.
Devan Dubnyk, G3/19/2015 11:05:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk finally had a poor game as he allowed three goals on 27 shots versus the Capitals on Thursday.
Insight: Fantasy owners should give Dubnyk the benefit of the doubt as he allowed two of those goals to Alex Ovechkin. Dubnyk has lost two of his last five games, but he is still an impressive 21-6-2 since Jan. 15.
Charlie Coyle, C3/17/2015 10:41:00 PM
Description: Wild center Charlie Coyle scored a pair of goals in the, 3-2, overtime victory over the Predators on Tuesday.
Insight: Coyle scored both goals in regulation while Matt Dumba won the game in overtime. Roman Josi had both goals for Nashville. Coyle has 10 goals and 21 assists in 70 games this season.
Matt Dumba, D3/17/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Wild defenseman Matt Dumba scored the game-winning goal 22 seconds into overtime against the Predators as Minnesota won, 2-1.
Insight: Dumba isn't in many fantasy lineups, but he did get the victory for Devan Dubnyk owners. Dumba has seven goals and four assists in 46 games this season.
Marek Zidlicky, D3/15/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Marek Zidlicky had a power-play goal and two assists in the, 5-1, victory over the Penguins on Sunday.
Insight: Zidlicky assisted Detroit's first two goals in the first period and then scored in the first minute of the second period on a 5-on-3 power play. Zidlicky has seven goals and 23 assists in 70 games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot3/14/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk allowed one goal versus the Blues as Minnesota won, 3-1.
Insight: What else can you say about this guy. That is his 20th victory since Jan. 14. He is 29-10-3 this season.
Thomas Vanek, LW3/10/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a pair of goals in the, 6-2, victory over the Devils on Tuesday.
Insight: Vanek scored one of his two goals on the power play. He has 16 goals and 26 assists in 66 games although he is also minus-nine this season.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot3/10/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk made 30 saves in the victory over the Devils on Tuesday.
Insight: Dubnyk allowed two goals in what was his 19th victory since the Wild acquired him on Jan. 14. He is 28-9-3 this season and is a serious contender for the Vezina Trophy.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot3/8/2015 9:07:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk finally lost a game as he allowed three goals versus the Avalanche and Minnesota lost, 3-2.
Insight: As we've said numerous times, Dubnyk has been sensational since the trade in January. This is just his fourth regulation loss in 24 starts with Minnesota. This is also the first time Dubnyk allowed at least three goals in a game in 10 starts.
Zach Parise, LW3/6/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise had a goal and an assist with a plus-two rating in the, 3-1, victory over the Hurricanes on Friday.
Insight: Parise assisted Mikael Granlund's game-winning goal in the third period and then less than two minutes later, Parise scored his own. He has 26 goals and 24 assists in 58 games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot3/6/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk made 37 saves in the, 3-1, victory over the Hurricanes on Friday.
Insight: The score and opponents keep changing, but the results stay the same. This victory makes Dubnyk 17-3-2 since the Wild acquired him in January. He has allowed one or fewer goals in 10 of those starts. Dubnyk is the waiver wire pickup of the season.
Jason Pominville, RW3/5/2015 10:00:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored a pair of goals in the third period to lift Minnesota over Washington, 2-1.
Insight: Pominville led the team with five shots on net and finished plus-two. Zach Parise assisted both of Pominville's goals. Pominville has 15 goals and 29 assists in 64 games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot3/5/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk beat the high-flying Washington Capitals, 2-1, on Thursday.
Insight: Washington didn't have Alex Ovechkin, but it was still impressive. Dubnyk made 24 saves in the victory. It is getting a bit redundant, but you can't say enough about how well Dubnyk has played since he joined Minnesota. He 16-3-2 and nine starts with one or zero goals allowed since the Wild acquired him on Jan. 14.
Marek Zidlicky, D3/4/2015 11:23:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Marek Zidlicky scored the game-winning goal in his Detroit debut versus the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Zidlicky scored a "dirty" power-play goal in overtime. With a crowd in front of Cam Talbot, Zidlicky's shot took a funny hop and bounced over Talbot, hit his back and went into the net. The Red Wings won, 2-1. Zidlicky has five goals and 19 assists in 64 games this season.
Matt Dumba, D3/3/2015 11:27:00 PM
Description: Wild defenseman Matt Dumba scored a pair of goals in Minnesota's, 3-2, shootout victory over the Senators on Tuesday.
Insight: Dumba was second on the team with five shots on net. He had just four goals coming into the game, so he isn't really fantasy relevant. Dumba now has six goals and four assists in 39 games this season.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot3/3/2015 11:25:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devin Dubnyk made 31 saves in Tuesday's, 3-2, shootout victory over the Senators.
Insight: Dubnyk has made 21 straight starts, a franchise record, but has not slowed down at all. He has allowed just nine goals in the last six games and is 16-3-1 since joining the Wild. Dubnyk is the waiver wire pickup of the season.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot3/3/2015 8:08:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk will set a franchise record with his 21st straight start on Tuesday.
Insight: Who would have thought that Dubnyk versus Andrew Hammond of the Senators would be one of the best goaltender matchups of the night? Dubnyk is 15-3-1 and has allowed just 32 goals since being traded to Minnesota.
Justin Fontaine, RW3/1/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Wild right wing Justin Fontaine scored a goal and an assist in the, 3-1, victory over the Avalanche on Saturday.
Insight: 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.
Devan Dubnyk, G3/1/2015 10:14:00 AM
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk played excellent again, holding Colorado to just one goal in the, 3-1, victory on Saturday.
Insight: 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.
Devan Dubnyk, G2/24/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk finally lost a game and to a team he had really no business losing to.
Insight: 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.
Thomas Vanek, LW2/23/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored his team's only goal of the, 2-1, loss to the Oilers on Tuesday.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW2/22/2015 10:42:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a pair of goals as Minnesota defeated Dallas, 6-2, on Sunday.
Insight: 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.
Jared Spurgeon, D2/21/2015 11:57:00 AM
Description: 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.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW2/14/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored an empty-net goal versus the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Insight: Parise has 23 goals and 19 assists with a plus-nine rating in 48 games this season.
Thomas Vanek, LW2/14/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had two goals and an assist versus the Hurricanes on Saturday.
Insight: 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.
Devan Dubnyk, GHot2/12/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk picked up another win on Thursday night.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW2/12/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a power-play goal during Thursday's victory against the Panthers.
Insight: 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.
Jason Zucker, LW2/10/2015 11:03:00 AM
Description: Wild left wing Jason Zucker suffered an upper-body injury Monday and is not expected to play Tuesday versus Winnipeg.
Insight: 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.
Mikko Koivu, C2/3/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu registered two points and seven shots during Tuesday's win over the Blackhawks.
Insight: Koivu has had a decent season, and now has eight goals and 28 points through 50 games this season. He should be owned everywhere.
Matt Cooke, LW2/3/2015 2:47:00 PM
Description: Wild winger Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury according to NHL.com.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW2/1/2015 5:49:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored on Sunday versus the Canucks.
Insight: 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.
Nino Niederreiter, RW1/28/2015 9:10:00 AM
Description: Wild winger Nino Niederreiter scored a goal and was plus-two during Tuesday's victory against Edmonton.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW1/20/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored two goals Tuesday against the Red Wings.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW1/19/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a goal on Monday versus the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Parise led Minnesota with four shots. He has 17 goals and 17 assists with a plus-six rating in 38 games this season.
Jason Pominville, RW1/15/2015 9:41:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville had three assists in the, 7-0, victory over the Sabres on Thursday.
Insight: 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.
Thomas Vanek, LW1/15/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek had a goal and an assist in Thursday's rout of the Sabres.
Insight: 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.
Ryan Suter, D1/14/2015 10:27:00 PM
Description: The NFL has suspended Wild defenseman Ryan Suter two games for elbowing Penguins forward Steve Downie on Tuesday.
Insight: 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.
Niklas Backstrom, G1/13/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom had another terrible fantasy outing on Tuesday.
Insight: 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.
Niklas Backstrom, G1/10/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom took the loss Saturday versus Nashville.
Insight: He made 24 saves on 27 shots. Backstrom is not a relevant option, as he is now 5-5-3 on the season.
Zach Parise, LW1/9/2015 5:14:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise has returned to the team after the passing of his father.
Insight: Parise has 14 goals and 30 points through 32 games. He continues to be a solid option for owners.
Jason Pominville, RW1/8/2015 10:45:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville recorded two points during Thursday's loss to the Blackhawks.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW1/8/2015 3:09:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise will miss some time after his father died Wednesday night.
Insight: Parise has 14 goals and 30 points through 32 games. Jason Zucker (14 goals) should get a shot on the top line.
Darcy Kuemper, G1/8/2015 3:05:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will miss a minimum of one week with a lower-body injury.
Insight: 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.
Jason Pominville, RW1/6/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville picked up two assists in Tuesday's loss.
Insight: Pominville has eight goals and 22 assists in 38 games this season.
Jason Zucker, LW1/6/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored a pair of goals and an assist on Tuesday.
Insight: 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.
Mikko Koivu, C1/2/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist in Friday's victory against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G12/29/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper made 28 saves in a victory on Monday.
Insight: Kuemper allowed two goals, but Minnesota erased a 2-0 deficit to win, 3-2. Kuemper is 12-10-0 this season.
Marco Scandella, D12/29/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Wild defenseman Marco Scandella scored the game-winning goal on Monday against the Jets.
Insight: 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.
Thomas Vanek, LW12/27/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored the game-tying goal in the third period to send Saturday's game against the Jets into overtime.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G12/23/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper did not do well on short notice Tuesday.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G12/23/2014 7:31:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will start in goal against the Flyers on Tuesday.
Insight: 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.
Thomas Vanek, LW12/21/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek recorded two points on Saturday night.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW12/21/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise had a big night during Saturday's overtime loss to the Predators.
Insight: He had two goals, one assist, two shots, and a plus-two rating. Parise now has 13 goals and 26 points through 26 games.
Jason Pominville, RW12/17/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored a pretty lucky goal on Wednesday versus the Clippers.
Insight: 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.
Nino Niederreiter, RW12/17/2014 9:21:00 AM
Description: Wild winger Nino Niederreiter scord during Tuesday's loss to the Blackhawks.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW12/14/2014 10:12:00 AM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored the game-tying goal on the power play to send Saturday's contest into overtime.
Insight: 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.
Niklas Backstrom, G12/14/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom made 27 saves in the, 4-3, shootout victory over the Coyotes on Saturday.
Insight: 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.
Thomas Vanek, LW12/9/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a goal and an assist versus the Islanders on Tuesday.
Insight: 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.
Mikko Koivu, C12/9/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's comeback victory against the Islanders.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW12/5/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise had a goal and an assist in the loss on Friday to the Ducks.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G12/3/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper nearly recorded a shutout on Wednesday against the Canadiens.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW11/30/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored a power-play goal against the Blues on Saturday.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G11/29/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals on 45 shots, but earned the win in overtime Friday versus Dallas.
Insight: After losing his previous two starts, Kuemper is now 10-7-0 with a 2.37 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Thomas Vanek, LW11/29/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek scored a goal in Friday's win over Dallas.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW11/29/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise recorded three assists, including one on the overtime winner to Marco Sandella, Friday against the Stars.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G11/26/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals in the first period, then was yanked in a loss to the Kings.
Insight: 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.
Jason Zucker, LW11/24/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Jason Zucker scored two goals during Monday's win against Florida.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW11/22/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored the team's lone goal in Saturday's loss to Tampa Bay
Insight: It was his seventh goal of the season and Parise now hs 13 points in 14 games played.
Darcy Kuemper, G11/20/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper made 37 saves in a, 3-2, victory over the Flyers on Thursday.
Insight: 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.
Jason Zucker, LW11/20/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: 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.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G11/15/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper played well in Saturday's victory against the Stars.
Insight: He stopped 27-of-28 shots on goal for a .964 save percentage., and raised his overall record to 7-5-0.
Mikael Granlund, C11/15/2014 4:41:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikael Granlund scored the game-winning goal Saturday against the Stars.
Insight: It was just his second goal of the season, so he should be left out of lineups for the time being.
Nino Niederreiter, RW11/13/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Wild winger Nino Niederreiter recorded a hat trick in Thursday's win over the Sabres.
Insight: 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.
Jared Spurgeon, D11/13/2014 4:09:00 PM
Description: Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (shoulder) has been activated from the injured reserve.
Insight: Spurgeon (2 G, 4 A, plus 7 rating) makes has been a viable fantasy option this season, so should be back in lineups tonight.
Zach Parise, LW11/13/2014 4:06:00 PM
Description: 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.
Insight: This makes room for defenseman Jared Spurgeon to be activated, but is a big hit to fantasy owners.
Zach Parise, LW11/12/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Sabres.
Insight: 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.
Jason Pominville, RW11/8/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored Minnesota's lone goal on Saturday.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal, and now has four goals and eight points on the young season.
Zach Parise, LW11/5/2014 1:43:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise (upper body) will be out for the team's three-game road trip.
Insight: He missed the third period on Tuesday, and will meet with doctors on Wednesday to get a better timetable for his return.
Thomas Vanek, LW11/2/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek finally scored his first goal of the season on Saturday.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G11/1/2014 11:07:00 AM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper faced just 20 shots and allowed just one goal on Saturday.
Insight: 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.
Jared Spurgeon, D10/31/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (shoulder) will miss Saturday's game.
Insight: 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.
Mikko Koivu, C10/30/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu scored a goal on Thursday night against San Jose.
Insight: 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.
Niklas Backstrom, G10/28/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom won his first game of the season as Minnesota came back to defeat Boston on Tuesday, 4-3.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW10/28/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Wild left winger Zach Parise scored his fourth goal of the season to jump start a Minnesota comeback against Boston on Tuesday.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G10/27/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper had a rough third period in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
Insight: 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.
Jason Pominville, RW10/27/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville scored his third goal of the season.
Insight: He now has four points over the past three games, and owners are hoping this gets Pominville going for an extended period of time.
Matt Cooke, LW10/27/2014 9:35:00 PM
Description: Minnesota winger Matt Cooke notched two points in Monday's loss to the Rangers.
Insight: 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.
Jason Pominville, RW10/25/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville notched two assists and a +2 rating Saturday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: 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.
Ryan Suter, D10/25/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Wild defenseman Ryan Suter had a solid night on Saturday.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW10/25/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Minnesota left wing Zach Parise had two points and five shots in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G10/25/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper earned another win Saturday against the Lightning.
Insight: 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.
Charlie Coyle, C10/23/2014 10:51:00 PM
Description: Wild center Charlie Coyle scored the first goal of Thursday's game against the Coyotes. Minnesota won, 2-0.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G10/23/2014 10:47:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper shutout the Coyotes on Thursday.
Insight: 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.
Charlie Coyle, C10/22/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Wild center Charlie Coyle signed a five-year, $16 million extension with the team on Wednesday according to the startribune.com.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G10/18/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper took his first loss of the season Friday against the Ducks.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, GHot10/17/2014 3:15:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper will get a third straight start in tonight's contest with Anaheim.
Insight: 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).
Zach Parise, LW10/12/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Minnesota left wing Zach Parise is off to an impressive start to the season.
Insight: 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.
Darcy Kuemper, G10/7/2014 11:35:00 AM
Description: 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.
Insight: 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.
Ryan Suter, D10/3/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Wild defenseman Ryan Suter should be pushing for 50 points this year.
Insight: 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.
Charlie Coyle, C10/3/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Wild center Charlie Coyle is not fantasy-relevant heading into 2014-15.
Insight: 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.
Mikael Granlund, C10/3/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikael Granlund should not be drafted heading into the season.
Insight: 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.
Thomas Vanek, LW10/3/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Wild left wing Thomas Vanek will look to make a positive impact during his first season in Minnesota.
Insight: 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.
Jason Pominville, RW10/3/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Wild right winger Jason Pominville is coming off a productive season in Minnesota.
Insight: 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.
Mikko Koivu, C10/3/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu should be drafted late in drafts this season.
Insight: 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.
Zach Parise, LW10/3/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Minnesota left wing Zach Parise will look to be even more productive in 2014-15.
Insight: 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.
Marek Zidlicky, D9/29/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky is a high-end No. 3 defenseman in fantasy this year.
Insight: 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.
Thomas Vanek, LW7/1/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Thomas Vanek has signed a three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Wild.
Insight: Minnesota will be the fourth team Vanek has played for since the start of the 2013-14 season. Vanek played for the University of Minnesota from 2002-04. He had fantasy value everywhere he went last season, producing nine points in 13 games with Buffalo, 15 points in 18 games with Montreal and 44 points in 47 games with the New York Islanders. He should challenge the 70-point mark again in 2014-15.