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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, 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

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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

Justin Fontaine scored a hat trick in Minnesota's 4-1 win over Phoenix Thursday night at Jobing.com Arena.

Fontaine scored his ninth, 10th and 11th goals of the season, and Matt Cooke and Nino Niederreiter each had a pair of assists for the Wild. It was Fontaine's first NHL hat trick and he is now third in team goals behind Zach Parise and Jason Pominville. Kyle Brodzik also scored in the victory.
Jan 10 - 3:46 AM

Justin Fontaine returned to action on Tuesday January 7.

He didn't play Saturday after he was hurt in last Friday's practice. Fontaine has eight goals and 12 points in 38 games this season.
Jan 8 - 1:59 AM

Third-line right wing Justin Fontaine left practice Friday after being popped during a battle drill.

He was in discomfort, looked dazed and never returned. Wild coach Mike Yeo offered no update, only to say he expected him to play against Washington tonight. If he can't, the Wild will either have to call up a forward or play Mike Rupp.
Jan 4 - 10:35 AM

Justin Fontaine is in the lineup for the Wild on Saturday night at the Avalanche.

The winger did not play Friday, but he'll be reinserted for Zenon Kenopka, who suffered a facial injury in the Wild's last game. Fontaine has seven points in 26 games this year.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 07:20:00 PM

Justin Fontaine is projected to be tried out at center on Friday versus Colorado.

He's slated to be flanked by Nino Niederreiter and Jason Pominville. Fontaine has one assist in his last eight games and seven points over 26 contests this year. Coach Mike Yeo is doing some line juggling with Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise sidelined due to injuries. He also wants to keep Charlie Coyle on the wing for now.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Justin Fontaine found the back of the net in the Wild's 3-2 shootout win over Carolina on Saturday.

Fontaine has a weird streak going on where he's scored in every other game over the course of nine contests. That's boosted the 26-year-old rookie to six goals and no assists in 18 matches this season.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 08:57:00 AM

Justin Fontaine scored a goal in Minnesota's 5-3 win Saturday.

Fontaine has three goals and no assists in 12 games this season. The 25-year-old rookie has been dominate at the AHL level, but is averaging just 11:27 minutes per game with Minnesota this season.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 10:25:00 AM

Justin Fontaine scored his second goal of the season after he was elevated to Minnesota's top line.

Coach Mike Yeo said he liked the way Nino Niederreiter was playing with Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu, but he wanted to shake things up to try to get something going. Fontaine responded by scoring the game-winning goal late in the second period to help the Wild earn a 2-0 win over Nashville. He logged a season-high 16:39 of ice time and finished with four shots on goal.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 10:14:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Kyle Brodziak
4Erik Haula
5Jacob Dowell
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