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Justin Fontaine | Winger

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/6/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175
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Justin Fontaine drew into the lineup Saturday night because of an illness to Mikael Granlund.
Fontaine was expected to be scratched, but instead played his 28th game of the season. The 27-year-old has nine points this season. Sat, Dec 20, 2014 08:38:00 PM

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The Minnesota Wild won't have Justin Fontaine, Justin Falk or Stu Bickel in the lineup against the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Adjust your lineups accordingly, if you happen to have any of those Wild players.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:56:00 PM

Justin Fontaine will be a healthy scratch against Dallas on Friday night.

Fontaine has just eight points, one goal, through his first 19 games of the season while playing an average of 11:30 per night. More troubling for the young forward is he has just 19 shots.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 08:30:00 PM

Justin Fontaine scored his first goal of the season Tuesday as part of a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Bruins.

Fontaine's tally tied the game at 3-3 in the third period and gives him four points in six outings this season. Zach Parise, Nino NIederreiter and Marco Scandella also found the back of the net for Minnesota in the victory.
Tue, Oct 28, 2014 10:24:00 PM

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.
Sat, Oct 18, 2014 01:04:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 02:50:00 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.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 03:04:00 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.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 09:58:00 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.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 05:16:00 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.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 02:36:00 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.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 05:22:00 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.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 12:35:00 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.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 01:11:00 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.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 04:23:00 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.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 03:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
6Brett Sutter
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Matt Cooke
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Charlie Coyle
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Christian Folin
7Stu Bickel
8Nate Prosser
G1Niklas Backstrom
2Devan Dubnyk