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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 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. Dec 16 - 8:29 PM
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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.
Dec 15 - 6:33 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
Dec 10 - 10:12 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.
Dec 10 - 10:54 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.
Dec 1 - 5:52 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.
Nov 30 - 9:38 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.
Nov 29 - 7:29 PM

Marco Scandella scored in overtime to give Minnesota a 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

The Wild blew a 3-0 lead in the third period of this game but they still managed to pick up the two points. Scandella beat Winnipeg goaltender Michael Hutchinson with a wrist shot just over a minute into the extra frame. The 24-year-old has three goals and five points in 15 games this season.
Nov 16 - 8:51 PM

While Jonas Brodin's illness seems serious enough to land him on IR, it sounds like Marco Scandella will be able to play for the Minnesota Wild against the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.

Scandella has four points and an already-career-high 30 PIM in 14 games so far in 2014-15. He's also averaging 21:18 TOI per game, the second best rate of his career.
Nov 16 - 4:13 PM

Marco Scandella will sit out Thursday's game because of an illness.

Coach Mike Yeo said Scandella has been sick since last Saturday's match against Montreal. Scandella has the same symptoms others have displayed while suffering from the mumps.
Nov 13 - 3:58 PM

The pairing of Marco Scandella and Jared Spurgeon were solid in Minnesota's win over Colorado on Saturday.

Spurgeon had an assist, while Scandella didn't register a point, but they contributed in another way. The pair blocked a combined 11 shots in the win. The Wild have depth on defense behind Ryan Suter and Jonas Brodin.
Oct 12 - 11:59 AM

Marco Scandella scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to Colorado on Saturday.

Scandella has two points in two playoff games. That matches his total from the 2013 postseason, when Minnesota was eliminated in the first round by Chicago in five contests.
Apr 20 - 10:27 AM

Marco Scandella (knee) will return Monday night.

He has missed three games with a sprained MCL. Scandella has 16 points, 76 blocks and a plus-10 rating in 55 games this season.
Mar 3 - 2:02 PM

Marco Scandella (knee) might be available to return on Friday.

He has already been ruled out for Thursday's meeting with Edmonton. Scandella would've missed more games if his injury didn't occur right before the Olympic break, but because of the time off Thursday's match will be just the second one he has missed with a sprained MCL.
Feb 27 - 3:31 PM

Marco Scandella (knee) is now on the injured reserve list.

Scandella suffered a sprained MCL on Feb. 4. It was originally hoped that he would be ready when play when the Olympic break was over.
Feb 26 - 4:08 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
LW1Zach Parise
2Justin Fontaine
3Matt Cooke
4Jason Zucker
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Nino Niederreiter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Justin Falk
7Nate Prosser
8Stu Bickel
9Christian Folin
G1Darcy Kuemper
2Niklas Backstrom