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Marco Scandella | Defenseman | #6

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (55) / MIN
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Marco Scandella (illness) returned to action on Saturday.
Scandella was a late scratch Thursday due to the illness and play 15:23 upon his return to the lineup Saturday. He was a minus-one with nary a point. He has no points with a minus-four rating in four games with the Wild this season. Oct 23 - 2:14 AM

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Marco Scandella practiced with his team on Friday morning.

Scandella was a late scratch in Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs because of an illness. We still don't know if he'll play in Saturday night's game against New Jersey, but the fact that he practiced is a good sign.
Oct 22 - 7:56 AM

Marco Scandella will be a late scratch and replaced by Matt Dumba for Thursday's match with Toronto.

He is suffering from an illness. Scandella is still without a point through three games while skating nearly 20 minutes per. Feel free to include Dumba in your lineup if you're in a pinch.
Oct 20 - 7:40 PM

Marco Scandella is going to get more opportunities on the power play.

"He's got a great shot, and I think once he starts to get a little more comfortable on the power play, if he gets that shot through, a lot of times it's not going to be stopped," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "When you have a guy that can really shoot the puck on the point, it sort of makes the other team a little bit leery about getting out there and blocking them." Jared Spurgeon, Ryan Suter and Matt Dumba get most of the power-play time among Minnesota's defenders, but Mike Reilly's AHL demotion will give Scandella a chance.
Oct 18 - 6:29 PM

Wild defenseman Marco Scandella believes his team is on the brink of greatness.

Public expectations aren't very high for Minnesota heading into this season, but the players obviously believe in themselves. "I feel like we're so close. We're on the brink of greatness, and we just have to find it within ourselves. We have guys that are young still, but we have guys in their 30s now. With our group of guys, it has to happen now." Greatness might be a stretch, but the Wild are certainly capable of making the postseason this year.
Oct 15 - 8:24 AM

Marco Scandella had a difficult time last season, but he is excited for the upcoming campaign.

He was hit emotionally after his father passed away following a lengthy bout with cancer, but he is getting better. "I love hockey, and I know that my dad wanted me to play last season. He wouldn't want me to sit out and feel sorry for myself," Scandella said. "That was his thing. It's a dream. I'm living my dream and I feel like that was actually the best medicine. When I was on the ice, I didn't think about it too much." He also had an abdominal injury for the second half of the year, but he didn't require off-season surgery and he feels 100 percent now.
Oct 6 - 9:21 AM

Marco Scandella has a minor injury, but still took part in the Wild's practice.

This is just an FYI as we have no reason to believe that Scandella's availability for the regular season is in question. He had five goals and 21 points in 73 contests in 2015-16.
Sep 30 - 3:41 PM

The Wild may move a defenseman sooner rather than later in order to avoid losing a rearguard in the upcoming 2017-18 expansion draft.

If the proposed rules with respect to roster protection come to pass, NHL teams will only be able to protect three defensemen in advance of the expansion draft. Ryan Suter would be a given and then the team would have to choose two from Jared Spurgeon, Jonas Brodin, Marco Scandella and Matt Dumba. Instead of losing one of them for nothing, the Wild may consider moving one for a pick prior to the June entry draft next week. Stay tuned.
Jun 18 - 11:16 AM

Marco Scandella might require hernia surgery over the summer.

Scandella will not participate in the 2016 World Championships due to the injury. He had five goals and 21 points in 73 regular season contests.
Apr 28 - 4:55 PM

Marco Scandella scored for the Wild in their 2-1 loss in Game 2 against the Stars on Saturday night.

The score might show that it was closer than Game 1 (a 4-0 loss), but the fact is that the Wild’s only chance is if Devan Dubnyk is perfect. The Stars are just too good. Scandella has six goals and nine points in 30 career playoff games. His goal came on the power play with less than eight minutes remaining. Matt Dumba and Jason Zucker got the assists. Minnesota needs more, from all of its skaters. It is down 2-0 in the series.
Apr 16 - 11:38 PM

Marco Scandella will make his return to Minnesota's blue line for Sunday's match with Chicago, placing Nate Prosser on the pine.

Scandella's missed the last two games due to an upper body injury. The 25-year-old has five goals and 14 points in 49 games this season, not quite the production hoped for coming into the campaign but enough to warrant a spot on your roster.
Feb 21 - 3:08 PM

Marco Scandella might be able to play in Sunday's Stadium Series game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Scandella has missed each of the last two games because of an upper-body injury. The 25-year-old has five goals and 14 points in 49 games this season. We'll provide an update on his status as soon as more information is made available.
Feb 21 - 9:51 AM

Marco Scandella will be scratched due to an upper-body injury Wednesday night against Calgary.

Tough break for Scandella and the Wild as he's one of their most irreplaceable players. Nate Prosser will give it his best effort nevertheless.
Feb 17 - 9:35 PM

Marco Scandella sustained an undisclosed injury during Wednesday's morning skate.

Scandella is expected to be a game-time decision Wednesday night as a result. If he can't play then Nate Prosser might draw into the lineup.
Feb 17 - 4:52 PM

Marco Scandella registered a pair of assists in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

He picked up assists on goal from Chris Porter (first period) and Jarret Stoll (third period. The 25-year-old has five goals, 14 points and a plus-nine rating in 41 games this season.
Jan 23 - 7:07 PM

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All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Eric Staal
3Erik Haula
4Joel Eriksson Ek
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Charlie Coyle
2Jason Pominville
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Zac Dalpe
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper