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Mikael Granlund | Center

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/26/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 186
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Mikael Granlund will make his NHL playoff debut Thursday night versus Colorado.
He missed the last six games of the regular season with a head injury, but he's ready to return for Game 1 of the postseason. Granlund had eight goals and 41 points in 63 games this year. Apr 17 - 12:39 PM

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Mikael Granlund (head) said he "felt really good" after Tuesday's practice.

He's expected to be available to play in Thursday's postseason opener in Colorado. Granlund will reclaim his second-line spot between Matt Moulson and Jason Pominville, which will bump Erik Haula to the fourth unit.
Apr 16 - 9:51 AM

Mikael Granlund (head) is likely to be back in Minnesota's lineup when the Wild open their playoff series against Colorado on Thursday.

It would be the playoff debut for Granlund, a key Minnesota player who has been out since early April with a head injury. Granlund would center veteran Matt Moulson, who had 13 points in 20 games since being acquired from Buffalo on March 5, and another ex-Sabre, Jason Pominville, who led the Wild in points this season with 30 goals and 30 assists.
Apr 15 - 10:58 AM

Mikael Granlund (head) returned to practice Saturday.

"This was a good first step," coach Mike Yeo said. "The next step will be a matter of him getting into some contact drills and the battle part of our practices." That could happen as early as next week.
Apr 12 - 6:23 PM

Mikael Granlund is progressing from an upper-body injury and will accelerate his workouts with a view of being ready for the start of the playoffs.

He really impressed coach Mike Yeo and seems to be closing in on a return. Of course, he will not play Sunday against Nashville and although he is looking much healthier, Yeo did indicate they will "be smart" about Granlund's return.
Apr 12 - 1:28 PM

Mikael Granlund (upper body) hasn't been on the ice since he was injured on Mar. 31 against Los Angeles.

Coach Mike Yeo spoke with Granlund on Thursday and said "it's really encouraging just how good he felt," so that's a positive sign. Still, it's unclear when he'll be ready to resume skating, so his status for the start of the playoffs is questionable.
Apr 11 - 10:06 AM

There is no further update on the status of Mikael Granlund.

He is still dealing with an upper-body injury that kept him out of Saturday night's game against the Penguins and Thursday's contest against the Blackhawks. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 6 - 12:57 PM

Mikael Granlund (upper body) won't play Thursday and his status for the rest of the season is uncertain.

Coach Mike Yeo would only say that there's no timetable until Granlund gets assessed fully by the team doctors. His head appeared to make contact with the shoulder of Los Angeles Kings' Jarret Stoll on Monday night and Granlund's past history with concussions makes the injury a concern. He has already missed a chunk of games this season with concussion issues.
Apr 3 - 12:17 PM

Mikael Granlund sustained an upper-body injury in Monday's win over Los Angeles.

He left late in the second period after checking Kings center Jarret Stoll. Granlund had one assist in 10:54 of ice time before he was forced to exit. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Apr 1 - 9:23 AM

Mikael Granlund's line featuring Zach Parise and Jason Pominville has been red hot the last 15 games.

The trio has accounted for 16 goals and 42 points over that span and will be counted on heavily going into this weekend's back-to-back games against Detroit. If you have any of the three on your fantasy team, make sure he is active.
Mar 22 - 10:21 AM

Mikael Granlund is thriving on the Wild's first line alongside Zach Parise and Jason Pominville.

The line has produced 12 goals and 21 assists in 11 games together with Granlund registering seven points in his last seven games. If someone hasn't claimed Granlund in your pool yet, what are you waiting for?
Mar 15 - 1:21 PM

Mikael Granlund earned a pair of assists in a 4-3 shootout loss against Edmonton on Tuesday.

He also won 11 of 14 faceoffs. Granlund hasn't scored a goal in his last five outings, but he has contributed five assists during that span.
Mar 12 - 10:39 AM

Mikael Granlund registered two assists in Minnesota's 3-2 win against Calgary on Monday night.

He helped set up third-period goals by Jared Spurgeon (power play) and Zach Parise. Granlund kept his spot alongside Parise even though Mikko Koivu returned from injury against the Flames, but that doesn't guarantee that he'll be there for the rest of the year. He has 32 points in 49 games.
Mar 4 - 10:02 AM

Mikael Granlund, who won a bronze medal with Finland, scored in his first game back from Sochi, helping the Minnesota Wild to a 3-0 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place Thursday.

It didn't take Granlund long to get back into the swing of things in the NHL following his successful run at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Granlund scored at 2:04 of the first period on the Wild's first shot, converting a pass from Zach Parise as the teams played 4-on-4. Granlund now has six goals and 23 assists in 47 games this season. Stephane Veilleux and Dany Heatley also scored for the Wild.
Feb 28 - 3:54 AM

Mikael Granlund earned a spot on the Olympic All-Star team.

His Finnish linemate, Teemu Selanne, was also named to the All-Star squad and Team USA's Phil Kessel occupied the other forward spot. Gralund led Team Finland with seven points (three goals, four assists) in six games.
Feb 24 - 12:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Kyle Brodziak
4Erik Haula
LW1Zach Parise
2Matt Moulson
3Dany Heatley
4Matt Cooke
5Cody McCormick
6Michael Rupp
7Jason Zucker
RW1Jason Pominville
2Charlie Coyle
3Nino Niederreiter
4Justin Fontaine
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Nate Prosser
7Clayton Stoner
8Jonathon Blum
G1Darcy Kuemper
2Ilya Bryzgalov
3Niklas Backstrom
4John Curry
5Josh Harding