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Marco Scandella | Defenseman | #6

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (55) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Marco Scandella is looking forward to working for new Sabres head coach Phil Housley.
Housley comes with an impressive resume as a Hall of Fame defenseman and Nashville Predators assistant coach. "Look at what he's done with Nashville's D corps," Scandella said. "He was an All-Star defenseman, and that he believes in me gives me a lot of pride. I think we're going to work really well together. I know I'm going to learn a lot off of him. I think he has a lot to teach. I'm all ears and I'm super excited about the new challenge." The Wild traded Scandella to Buffalo in June. He's a solid defenseman, but not enough of an offensive one to put him on most owners' radar in standard fantasy leagues. Jul 12 - 5:38 AM

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The Buffalo Sabres have acquired Marco Scandella from the Minnesota Wild.

Scandella had four goals and 13 points in 71 games last season. He might not do enough offensively to excite fantasy owners, but he can serve as a top-four defenseman if need be.
Jun 30 - 12:06 PM

Although he wasn't traded this week, many hockey experts still believe that Marco Scandella will be with a new NHL team come the start of the 2017-18 season.

The Wild still are under a cap crunch as they have to re-sign Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter to long-term deals and they may have to move some money to feel comfortable doing that. There are plenty of suitors for Scandella, so look for something to happen sooner rather than later.
Jun 25 - 10:26 AM

Marco Scandella has undergone arthroscopic hip surgery.

The Minnesota rearguard is expected to be ready for training camp. Scandella had 13 points along with 50 hits and 85 blocks in 71 games in 2016-17.
May 2 - 2:47 PM

Marco Scandella (lower body) will be in the lineup on Thursday.

Scandella's availability was in question after missing Wednesday's practice. He has four goals and 13 points in 57 AHL contests in 2016-17.
Mar 16 - 12:18 PM

Marco Scandella (lower body) didn't practice on Wednesday.

He was limping after Tuesday's game versus Washington. If he can't play Thursday then Minnesota may have to call up Mike Reilly.
Mar 15 - 1:41 PM

Marco Scandella lifted his point streak to three games with an assist during Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

He has three points during the streak as well. For the season the talented defender nine helpers and 13 points in 56 games.
Mar 12 - 3:35 PM

Marco Scandella scored the only goal for the Wild in a 4-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday.

He got Minnesota on the board at the 16:02 mark of the third period. Scandella has produced just 11 points in 54 matches this season.
Mar 10 - 9:51 AM

Marco Scandella had a goal and an assist in a 6-5 victory versus Winnipeg Tuesday.

The Minnesota defender has doubled his point output this month with five points in 12 outings. The goal was just his third of the year and his first since Dec. 29.
Mar 1 - 11:02 AM

Marco Scandella has seen his role with the Wild decline this season.

Scandella is averaging 17:37 minutes per game, down from 20:42 minutes last season and 21:43 in 2014-15. His point production has also declined as he has two goals and three assists in 37 games after surpassing the 20-point mark in each of his previous two campaigns.
Jan 30 - 11:32 AM

Marco Scandella scored his second goal of the season during Thursday's 6-4 win over the Islanders.

Scandella is now up to four points in 24 games this season, including two goals over his last three games.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:42:00 AM

Marco Scandella (ankle) has been activated from injured reserve.

He will be back in Minnesota's lineup on Wednesday night. "He's a good player. He can skate, he's big, he moves pucks, so that's what he brings," said coach Bruce Boudreau. Scandella may not see power-play action in his first game since Oct. 27, but he won't see his minutes reduced aside from that.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Marco Scandella (ankle) expects to be back in the lineup on Wednesday.

"I've been skating for about 10 days now. I feel really good," he said Tuesday. "[It's a] divisional game, so really excited about it." Scandella has missed the last 10 games and he is itching to get back into the lineup.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 11:32:00 AM

Marco Scandella (ankle) took part in Friday's optional practice.

It's the first time he takes part in a full practice since he injured himself on Oct. 27. He also took part in Thursday's morning skate. It's an encouraging sign for Scandella. The timeline for his return remains unclear.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 10:17:00 AM

Marco Scandella (ankle) took part in the morning skate Thursday.

He is not eligible to return until next Wednesday, but it's encouraging to see his making progress. Scandella hasn't played since Oct. 27 because of a high ankle sprain.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 05:44:00 PM

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