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Marco Scandella | Defenseman | #6

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (55) / MIN
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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

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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

Marco Scandella (high ankle sprain) has been moved to the long-term injured reserve list.

Scandella comes with a $4 million annual cap hit, so placing him on the LTIR gives the Wild a considerable amount of cap flexibility. He last played on Oct. 27.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 01:07:00 PM

Marco Scandella has been downgraded to week-to-week.

Though it's worth noting that Michael Russo observed Scandella "walking really well this morning." Take it for what it's worth. The talented defender has posted one goal and little else in seven games thus far.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 07:51:00 PM

Marco Scandella is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

He earned an assist and logged just 3:07 of ice time on Thursday before leaving with a lower-body injury. It's unclear if Scandella will be ready to play on Saturday.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 02:24:00 PM

Marco Scandella left Thursday's match with Buffalo due to a lower body injury.

Scandella left after playing just 3:07, but managed to pick up an assist on Joel Eriksson Ek's tally to open the scoring. We'll keep you posted on his status.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 08:10:00 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 02:14:00 AM

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.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 07:56:00 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.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 07:40:00 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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 06:29:00 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.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 08:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Erik Haula
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Jordan Schroeder
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Charlie Coyle
3Jason Pominville
4Chris Stewart
5Zack Mitchell
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Marco Scandella
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Victor Bartley
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper