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Marco Scandella | Defenseman

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Marco Scandella had a strong game in his return to Minnesota's lineup on Saturday.
Scandella missed the last five games because of a concussion. The 24-year-old played 24:48 in the Wild's 3-1 win over Arizona on Saturday. He was also a plus-3 on a night when Minnesota scored three goals. Scandella has nine goals and 15 points in 35 games this season. Jan 18 - 9:10 AM

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Look for Marco Scandella to return to action Saturday night against Arizona.

He has missed Minnesota's last five games with a head injury. Activate Scandella if yoiu need him.
Jan 17 - 1:23 PM

Marco Scandella (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He has been sidelined for the past four games with an upper-body injury. Scandella, who has nine goals and 15 points in 34 games, is listed as day-to-day.
Jan 14 - 5:53 PM

Marco Scandella will sit out Thursday's meeting with Chicago due to an upper-body injury.

He didn't practice on Wednesday. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 7 - 3:18 PM

Marco Scandella has posted four goals in his past six games.

He leads NHL defensemen with 0.3 goals per game. Scandella will be riding a four-game point streak into Wednesday's match with Columbus. He has also scored four game-winning goals, which ties him for second in the league. Scandella is worth adding if you're looking for help on the back end.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:35:00 AM

Defenseman Marco Scandella scored a goal and was a plus-3 in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 victory over the Jets in Winnipeg Monday night.

Scandella is quietly but surely proving to be a first-rate, two-way defenseman. He now has nine goals on the season. He scored the game winner Monday at 19:48 of the second period. The Wild trailed 2-0 in this game before second-period goals by Justin Fontaine, Ryan Carter and Scandella. Fontaine and Carter scored their third goals of the season. Kyle Brodziak and Brett Sutter each had two assists for Minnesota.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 12:36:00 AM

Marco Scandella scored his eighth goal of the season for the Wild, but it wasn't enough as the Flyers left town with a 5-2 victory.

Scandal's eight tallies place him sixth in the NHL for goals among defenseman, a development that came out of nowhere considering his past history. Charlie Coyle also scored for the Wild in the losing effort.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 11:45:00 PM

Marco Scandella scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 6-5 OT loss to Nashville.

Scandella's second period power play goal tied the game at 3-3. He also picked up an assist on Thomas Vanek's game-tying goal in the final minute of the third period. The 24-year-old has seven goals and 12 points in 27 games this season. He's currently on pace to score 20 goals from the backend, but he probably won't reach that total.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Marco Scandella will return from his suspension Tuesday night in Chicago.

Scandella is having a career season with five goals and nine points through 24 games. His career high in points came last season with 14. If your league also tracks PIMs (38), hits (32), blocks (39), and/or shots on goal (51), you need to get him back into your lineup immediately. Stu Bickel will be subbed out.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 08:29:00 PM

Marco Scandella has served his two-game suspension.

Scandella was being punished for an illegal check to the head of Islanders forward Brock Nelson. Look for Scandella to play Tuesday against Chicago. Stu Bickel or Christian Folin might come out of the lineup to make room.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 06:33:00 PM

The NHL has suspended Marco Scandella for two games for his hit on Islander's forward Brock Nelson.

Scandella will be eligible to return next Tuesday to face Chicago. The incident occurred late in the third period of Tuesday's contest and it earned him a minor penalty. Scandella was fined for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis' T.J. Oshie on Nov. 29.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 10:12:00 PM

Marco Scandella has a hearing scheduled for Wednesday night.

He could be facing a suspension for an illegal check to the head of New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson. The incident occurred late in the third period of Tuesday's contest and it earned him a minor penalty. Scandella was fined for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis' T.J. Oshie on Nov. 29.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Marco Scandella has been fined $2,755.38 for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis' T.J. Oshie.

He received a minor penalty for the infraction during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Blues. Scandella inked a five-year, $20 million extension with the Wild on Saturday, so the fine shouldn't be an issue.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 05:52:00 PM

Marco Scandella is excited to be in Minnesota for the foreseeable future.

Scandella signed a five-year, $20 million extension on Saturday. "I’m super happy with the organization having the confidence in me," Scandella said. "I just love all my teammates here. I really like it in Minnesota. It’s great to get it over with and now just stick to the process and keep building here." The 24-year-old has five goals and eight points and a plus-7 rating in 21 games this season.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 09:38:00 AM

Marco Scandella signed a five-year, $20 million extension with the Wild on Saturday night, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Michael Russo.

Scandella has five goals, eight points and 32 penalty minutes in 20 games this season. He was set to become a restricted free agent this offseason, so a $4 million average annual value here seems like a pretty safe bet. The 24-year-old defenseman has seen his ice time increase to 21:25 this season. Minnesota now has three (Ryan Suter, Jonas Brodin and Scandella) of its defenseman signed to long-term extensions.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 07:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
6Brett Sutter
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Matt Cooke
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Charlie Coyle
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Christian Folin
7Stu Bickel
8Nate Prosser
G1Niklas Backstrom
2Devan Dubnyk