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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 (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. Nov 23 - 4:23 PM

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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.
Nov 23 - 11:32 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.
Nov 19 - 10:17 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.
Nov 17 - 5:44 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
Nov 9 - 1:07 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.
Oct 29 - 7:51 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.
Oct 28 - 2:24 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.
Oct 27 - 8:10 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.
Oct 23 - 2:14 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.
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

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PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Eric Staal
3Erik Haula
4Tyler Graovac
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Charlie Coyle
2Jason Pominville
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Zac Dalpe
6Zack Mitchell
7Kurtis Gabriel
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Gustav Olofsson
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper