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Chad Rau | Center | #46

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/18/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 188
College: Colorado College

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The San Jose Sharks have acquired Chad Rau from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Curt Gogol.
Rau will provide the AHL Worcester Sharks with a veteran forward, but he's not likely to play for San Jose. He has a goal and seven points in 33 AHL contests in 2013-14. Wed, Feb 5, 2014 02:50:00 PM

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Chad Rau will miss some AHL time as he is out of action with a foot injury.

Rau signed a one-year/two-way contract in the off-season with the Wild. He has no fantasy value.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 09:27:00 AM

The Minnesota Wild have signed Chad Rau to a one-year/two-way contract.

No details were announced. The 25-year-old center played nine games in the NHL last season and potted a pair of goals. Look for him to split his season between the Wild and the Houston Aeros of the AHL, giving him little to no fantasy value in deep leagues.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 07:35:00 AM

Chad Rau was called up from the minors on Sunday.

Rau was held off the scoresheet on Sunday. He now has two goals in seven NHL games this season in a few stints as he made his NHL debut on January 21. He had 11 goals and 31 points with Houston before his current callup.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 02:23:00 AM

Chad Rau has been sent down to AHL Houston.

Rau has eight goals and 24 points in 48 contests this season. He also has two goals in seven games with Minnesota.
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 10:54:00 AM

Chad Rau has been called up by the Minnesota Wild.

Rau has eight goals and 24 points in 48 AHL games this season. He also has two goals in seven contests with Minnesota.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012 04:08:00 PM

Chad Rau was promoted prior to Sunday's game.

Rau scored the game-winning goal in Minnesota's 2-0 victory against Boston on Sunday. He now has two goals in five career NHL games and both of them have been game-winners.
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 11:15:00 AM

Chad Rau has been sent down to the minors.

This move was probably in response to Minnesota acquiring Erik Christensen from the New York Rangers. Rau has a goal in four games with the Wild this season.
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 02:30:00 PM

Chad Rau was called up from the minors on Tuesday January 31.

Rau was sent down prior to the All-Star break so that he could continue to practice and play. Now that the break is over, he's back with the Wild.
Wed, Feb 1, 2012 02:21:00 AM

Chad Rau has been sent back down to AHL Houston along with forwards Matt Kassian and Jed Ortmeyer.

Rau posted his first career goal in his NHL debut and appeared in two games after being recalled from the minors, while Ortmeyer collected an assist during his two-game stint.
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 04:32:00 PM

Chad Rau had a fairytale beginning to his NHL career.

In his first game, he scored the game-winner in front of his family and friends in Saturday's 5-2 victory over Dallas. Rau, who was called up from the AHL on Saturday, is a Minnesota native and was extremely pumped up for the contest. As nice as this story is, Rau has limited offensive upside.
Sun, Jan 22, 2012 01:17:00 PM

Chad Rau has been re-called from Houston of the AHL.

He may even get to play against Dallas Saturday night in place of Brad Staubitz who will be a healthy scratch. That said, Rau has no real fantasy value at this time.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 01:14:00 PM

The Wild reassigned center Chad Rau to Houston of the AHL.

Rau was summoned from Houston on Monday solely for insurance with games on back-to-back nights. He did not play Monday night at Vancouver and is being sent back could also mean that Mikko Koivu, who has been out with a leg injury, could return for tonight's game at Calgary.
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 01:17:00 PM

It looks like Chad Rau will not make his NHL debut on Monday.

Rau was called up as an insurance policy, but he was involved in a bag skate Monday afternoon. The Wild are also scheduled to play on Tuesday, so maybe they'll keep him around for a bit longer.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 03:37:00 PM

Chad Rau has been summoned by the Minnesota Wild.

"He's a guy with some skill offensively, and he's a smart player," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "He did a great job for us last year. And, from what I've heard, he has picked up this year right where he left off last year. He's been a real key guy down in Houston." If Rau ends up making his NHL debut on Monday, then he'll become the sixth player from the state of Minnesota to play for the Wild in 2011-12.
Mon, Dec 19, 2011 11:17:00 AM

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