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Teemu Pulkkinen | Winger | #17

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 183
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (111) / DET

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Teemu Pulkkinen netted his first goal with the Wild on Tuesday night.
His second-period marker gave Minnesota a 5-1 lead over the Kings in an eventual 6-3 victory. Pulkkinen has been credited with only two shots in three games this season. Oct 19 - 1:10 PM

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Teemu Pulkkinen practiced with the Wild for the first time on Wednesday.

He saw some time on the second power-play unit with Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund, but five-on-five he is pegged to start on the fourth line with Jason Zucker and Zac Dalpe. Pulkkinen is excited for a new opportunity with Minnesota and he hopes to move up the depth chart.
Oct 12 - 6:23 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Wild.

It's interesting that every team that missed the playoffs passed on Pulkkinen, who has disappointed with Detroit over the last two seasons. In 70 career NHL outings, the 24-year-old has 11 goals and 20 points.
Oct 11 - 12:26 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been placed on waivers by the Detroit Red Wings.

It wouldn't be surprising to see another team claim Pulkkinen. He had six goals and 12 points in 36 games with Detroit last season.
Oct 10 - 12:15 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen (shoulder) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's exhibition game against Chicago.

It will be his preseason debut after he had shoulder surgery in early June.
Oct 4 - 1:03 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen (shoulder) is ahead of schedule in his recovery, according to coach Jeff Blashill.

Pulkkinen might end up playing in more than one preseason contest. He had six goals and 12 points in 36 games last season.
Sep 30 - 12:48 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen (shoulder) isn't cleared for full contact as the Red Wings' training camp gets underway.

We'll have to see if Pulkkinen ends up getting into preseason contests, but previous indications suggest that he will. If all goes well, he'll be available for Detroit's season opener.
Sep 22 - 11:58 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen (shoulder) expects to be ready for the beginning of the regular season.

He is on track to be cleared for contact in camp and should play some preseason matches before the start of the 2016-17 campaign. Pulkkinen had shoulder surgery in early June.
Sep 20 - 6:43 PM

Optimism has begun to creep into the light of Teemu Pulkkinen.

Pulkkinen, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, "has been cleared for light skating and shooting." That's fantastic news for the 24-year-old who has posted 65 goals over his last two AHL campaigns. However he's "not close to returning", so there's no telling how long he'll be on the shelf for.
Sep 17 - 1:13 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen's one-year contract is worth $812,500.

Pulkkinen recorded six goals and 12 points in 36 contests with Detroit in 2015-16. He's questionable for the start of 2016-17 after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Jul 14 - 2:06 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen has signed a one-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings.

Pulkkinen had six goals and 12 points in 36 games with the Red Wings last season. He underwent shoulder surgery in June and might miss the start of the 2016-17 campaign as a result.
Jul 13 - 9:21 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen underwent shoulder surgery in early June.

Pulkkinen is expected to need four-to-six months to recover, which suggests he'll miss the start of the season and potentially significantly more than that. He had six goals and 12 points in 36 contests in 2015-16. He's a restricted free agent after Detroit presented him with a qualifying offer.
Jul 5 - 3:00 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen got a qualifying offer from Detroit on Monday.

The Red Wings also tender qualifying offers to key restricted free agents Petr Mrazek, Danny DeKeyser and Alexey Marchenko. Pulkkinen notched just six goals and 12 points in 36 outings with Detroit last year.
Jun 28 - 9:49 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen will be a healthy scratch in Game 5 against the Bolts.

This is a do-or-die game for the Red Wings. One more loss and their season will be over. Tomas Jurco will also watch the game from the press box, while Alexey Marchenko is sidelined with an injury.
Apr 21 - 7:02 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Jurco, and Brendan Smith will each be scratched in Game 2 on Friday against Tampa Bay.

Unfortunately there isn't a lot of fantasy value to speak of here. Pulkinnen managed just a dozen points through 36 games. Smith meanwhile posted 15 points, 62 PIMs, and 94 hits in 63 games.
Source: Corey Long
Apr 15 - 6:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Eric Staal
3Erik Haula
4Joel Eriksson Ek
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Charlie Coyle
2Jason Pominville
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Zac Dalpe
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper