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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'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

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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.
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

Justin Fontaine will be a healthy scratch on Wednesday.

Fontaine had a goal and an assist against the New York Islanders on March 18, but Wild coach Mike Yeo noted that he hasn't been able to replicate that level of success. The 26-year-old rookie has 20 points and 22 penalty minutes in 59 games this season.
Mar 26 - 2:34 PM

Justin Fontaine produced a goal and an assist in Minnesota's 6-0 win over the Islanders.

He had one helper in his previous 12 contests. He got back into Minnesota's lineup on Monday after being a healthy scratch for five matches. Fontaine has 20 points on the year.
Mar 19 - 10:55 AM

Justin Fontaine will draw back into Minnesota's lineup on Monday against Boston.

He has been a healthy scratch for the past five games. Cody McCormick will head to the press box in his place.
Mar 17 - 5:24 PM

Justin Fontaine will not play Saturday night against Columbus.

He has been a healthy scratch for Minnesota's last four games and will sit in the press box again Saturday night. Fontaine had not been playing poorly, but the Wild are dressing players who are better suited to specific roles than Fontaine.
Mar 15 - 1:30 PM

Justin Fontaine (illness) returned to action on Thursday February 6.

He didn't play Tuesday because he was feeling the under the weather. Fontaine has 12 goals and 18 points in 51 games this season.
Feb 7 - 2:26 AM

Justin Fontaine (illness) will not play on Tuesday.

Fontaine missed Monday's practice due to the disease. He has 12 goals and 18 points in 50 games in 2013-14.
Feb 4 - 1:53 PM

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