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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
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Marco Scandella hasn't seen any preseason action, but he did take part in the morning skate Wednesday.
"We're still cautious on that," said coach Phil Housley Wednesday referring to Scandella seeing game action. "He's making progress every day. He feels good. We just don't want to get ahead of ourselves. Would I like to see him play tonight? Definitely. But I just think he needs to be careful and monitor it. But I can say that he's making improvement every day." Buffalo plays again on Friday before opening the regular season next Thursday versus Montreal. Sep 28 - 9:00 AM

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Marco Scandella took part in Friday's practice.

Scandella took Thursday's practice off to rest his surgically repaired hip. "I feel good today," Scandella said. "It was good to be out with the boys. Some days aren't going to be as good as others. I'm just coming off surgery, so just getting back to playing at the NHL level, practicing hard. We're just taking our time with it so I don't get reinjured." As things stand right now, it seems like he'll be okay for the start of the regular season.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 22 - 2:04 PM

Marco Scandella didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

Scandella has been resting a surgically repaired hip. This isn't the first time he's been kept off the ice due to his hip during training camp, which has raised questions about his availability going for the start of the season. "No, I'm not concerned at all," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "This is all precautionary. He's in a great place right now. I thought he was going to be out today, but he wasn't. He'll probably be out tomorrow, but it's just a day-to-day maintenance thing for him. We want him to feel comfortable when we start getting up for regular season."
Sep 21 - 3:20 PM

Marco Scandella scrimmaged fully on Tuesday before getting another maintenance day on Wednesday.

It marks the second time during training camp that Scandella has missed a practice, but coach Phil Housley insists that everything is fine. "I really like the progression he's making," said the Sabres bench boss. "Instead of trying to push the envelope, he has a tough practice, a high-paced practice yesterday. It felt good but let's just take it slow." The team is being cautious with Scandella after he had off-season hip surgery and he may not get into any preseason games before Buffalo's regular-season opener.
Sep 21 - 8:51 AM

Marco Scandella skipped Sunday's practice for maintenance reasons.

The Sabres are being cautious with Scandella given that he underwent hip surgery in May. "He really went after it yesterday, just testing it out," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "He's a little sore, so it's no sense in rushing him back to play." Scandella might start the season on Buffalo's top defensive pairing with Rasmus Ristolainen.
Sep 17 - 1:35 PM

Don't be surprised if Marco Scandella is paired with Rasmus Ristolainen on the Sabres' number one defensemen pairing.

If that should happen, Scandella will play major minutes this season. It might also give Scandella, who only registered 13 points in 71 games in 2016-17, a bit of a fantasy boost playing alongside the offensively-gifted Ristolainen. Keep an eye on this situation through training camp and the early part of the NHL season.
Sep 16 - 9:24 AM

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

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.
Source: NHL.com
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

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PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Johan Larsson
4Jacob Josefson
5Evan Rodrigues
LW1Evander Kane
2Zemgus Girgensons
3Benoit Pouliot
4Matt Moulson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Jason Pominville
4Justin Bailey
5Seth Griffith
6Jordan Nolan
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Jake McCabe
5Marco Scandella
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Matt Tennyson
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson