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Justin Fontaine | Winger

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
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Justin Fontaine played a strong game on Minnesota's second line against the Ducks' Friday night.
It was his first game of the season and he looked good alongside Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek. If you are looking for an under-the-radar pick up, consider Fontaine. Oct 18 - 1:04 PM

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Justin Fontaine will return from a glute injury Friday night.

He missed most of training camp as well as Minnesota's first two games of the regular season. Fontaine will skate on the second line with Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek.
Oct 17 - 2:50 PM

Justin Fontaine (leg) is likely to make his season debut on Friday.

Fontaine is projected to play alongside Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu, which is a great opportunity for him. He had 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games as a rookie in 2013-14.
Oct 14 - 3:04 PM

Justin Fontaine is ready to return after fully recovering from a strained gluteus muscle.

Coach Mike Yeo said there is a "really good chance" Fontaine will play this weekend. When Fontaine returns to the lineup, Yeo wants to see more offense from him. He notched 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games last season.
Oct 14 - 9:58 AM

Justin Fontaine will start the 2014-15 campaign on injured reserve.

He has been suffering from a lower-body injury, but he has been practicing and it's believed that he's close to returning. There's a chance that when he's healthy, he'll get an opportunity to play with Thomas Vanek and Mikko Koivu.
Oct 6 - 5:16 PM

Justin Fontaine (lower body) is expected to be out of action for a few weeks.

That means he will not be available for the start of the regular season. It is believed that Fontaine has a groin injury. He registered 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games with the Wild last year.
Oct 1 - 2:36 PM

Justin Fontaine's groin injury isn't believed to be serious.

Fontaine missed Tuesday's practice as a result of the ailment. He might be able to return as early as Wednesday though.
Sep 23 - 5:22 PM

Justin Fontaine (groin) wasn't on the ice Tuesday.

Fontaine is considered day-to-day due to the ailment. We're not overly concerned about most training camp injuries and it's too early to worry about this one.
Sep 23 - 12:35 PM

Justin Fontaine has inked a two-year, $2 million contract extension with the Minnesota Wild.

Fontaine had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday. He scored 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games in 2013-14.
Jul 29 - 1:11 PM

Justin Fontaine has received his arbitration date.

Fontaine and the Minnesota Wild will take part in the hearing on August 1 if they can't agree to terms before then. He had 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games in 2013-14. If nothing else, he should get his first one-way contract.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 9 - 4:23 PM

Justin Fontaine will continue to try to work something out with the Wild, but he has filed for salary arbitration.

He recorded 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games last season. Fontaine also added a goal and an assist in nine playoff outings. He earned $600,000 last year.
Jul 5 - 3:28 PM

Justin Fontaine tallied a game-high six shots on goal, but he wasn't able to solve Corey Crawford in Game 6.

He had some glorious opportunities to score in the contest, including a pair of partial breakaways. Fontaine generated a goal and an assist in five games in the series.
May 14 - 8:32 AM

Justin Fontaine will draw back into the Wild lineup Sunday afternoon against the Blackhawks.

He will center the Minnesota checking line featuring Nino Niederreiter and Erik Haula in Game 2. Stephane Veilleux looks to be the odd man out.
May 4 - 12:04 PM

Justin Fontaine will dress in Game 3 versus Colorado in his first career NHL playoff game.

He'll skate alongside Matt Cooke and Erik Haula. Coach Mike Yeo basically expressed his expectations for Fontaine when he described the type of player he is: "he's positionally sound, he's surprisingly competitive, strong on the puck. As much as anything else, it's his composure, it's his ability to make plays on the wall." Fontaine had 13 goals and 21 points in 66 games during the regular season.
Apr 21 - 1:38 PM

Justin Fontaine, who is often a healthy scratch, will get the chance to play against Phoenix Saturday night.

That said, you don't want him in your lineup as he has absolutely no fantasy value. Dany Heatley stands a really good chance of being scratched in favor of Fontaine.
Mar 29 - 1:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
LW1Zach Parise
2Justin Fontaine
3Matt Cooke
4Jason Zucker
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Nino Niederreiter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Mathew Dumba
7Nate Prosser
8Christian Folin
G1Darcy Kuemper
2Niklas Backstrom
3Josh Harding