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Michael Rupp | Winger | #27

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/13/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 243
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 3 (76) / NJ
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Michael Rupp has been suspended four games for hitting T.J. Oshie in the head on Thursday.
That's one regular season game and three playoff contests. In addition to the hit being an illegal check to the head, Rupp was also guilty of interference. On top of that, Oshie was injured on the play. Fri, Apr 11, 2014 03:45:00 PM

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Michael Rupp was assessed a match penalty in Thursday's game against St. Louis.

He was ejected in the second period after he delivered a high hit to Blues forward T.J. Oshie. Rupp is automatically suspended pending a review from the league and he'll face supplemental discipline. He was playing in his first game since Feb. 1.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Michael Rupp will suit up in his first game since Feb. 1 on Thursday night.

He has one assist in 12 games this season. This will mark just his fifth appearance in the lineup since Dec. 31. Coach Mike Yeo wants to get his seldom-used players some game action before the end of the year in case they are called upon in the playoffs. Just an FYI as he doesn't have any fantasy value.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 04:46:00 PM

Michael Rupp is waiting anxiously for an opportunity to play.

He hasn't played since Feb. 1 and he's suited up in just 12 games this campaign. Rupp said he's spoken with Minnesota coach Mike Yeo and he told him: "I just want to have the opportunity to show that I can get the job done. I just want him to make sure that door's open for me still. I'm just going to keep going at it."
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 07:41:00 AM

With Zenon Konopka a healthy scratch, the Minnesota Wild will replace some of that grit with Mihcael Rupp against the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Rupp isn't very fantasy relevant, but Konopka has been a PIM machine in the past. That hasn't been the case as much this season, though; Konopka only has 55 PIM in 36 games after racking up 117 in 37 last season.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Michael Rupp returned to action on Monday December 2.

He missed two games after a death in his family occurred. Rupp logged 3:25 of ice time against the Flyers and he dropped the gloves with Jay Rosehill early in the second.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 02:18:00 AM

Michael Rupp has been moved to the non-roster list after a death in his family.

Rupp suggested that he'll be gone for a few days. He has no points in two games this season.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 03:37:00 PM

Michael Rupp will make his season debut Monday night versus St. Louis.

He had off-season surgery on his knee and he's finally ready to return. The hard-nosed forward can pick up hits and penalty minutes, but he typically doesn't get much ice time.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 01:15:00 PM

Michael Rupp (knee) appears ready to at least join his Minnesota Wild teammates on Monday.

Does that mean he'll play against the St. Louis Blues? It's hard to say. He doesn't have a ton of fantasy value either way, though.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 04:23:00 PM

Michael Rupp (knee) has agreed to go down to the minors on a conditioning stint.

He hasn't played yet this year because of off-season knee surgery. Rupp will dress for AHL Iowa versus Chicago on Wednesday and against San Antonio on Friday before he returns to the Minnesota Wild.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 09:17:00 AM

Mike Rupp has fully recovered from knee surgery and will likely go on a conditioning assignment with Iowa this week.

He has not played a game this season but is itching to return to his fourth line role. It's pretty crowded on the Wild's fourth unit which currently features Dany Heatley and Torey Mitchell. As a result, Rupp may be a frequent healthy scratch when he returns from his conditioning stint. He obviously has no fantasy value.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Michael Rupp (knee) was able to fully participate in Monday's practice.

Rupp is getting close to returning after missing the start of the season. He had four points and 79 penalty minutes in 40 games in 2013.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 06:12:00 PM

Michael Rupp is skating but his return to the Minnesota lineup is not imminent.

Rupp has not played this season as he is recovering from a off-season knee surgery. When he does return to action he will certainly help out the Wild but won't be much use to those in fantasy pools.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Michael Rupp (knee) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

The good news is that Rupp hopes to practice with the Wild in a few days. "I need to start doing different things that I can’t do by myself out there," Rupp said. "I feel in my head it won't be too long."
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Michael Rupp (knee) probably won't be ready to play when the regular season opens.

"He's feeling better," coach Mike Yeo said Tuesday. "I'm not going to rule it out. But he's got to get some quality practice time in. He's got a lot of catching up to do." Rupp is still recovering from off-season knee surgery.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 09:24:00 AM

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