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Darcy Kuemper | Goalie

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/4/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
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Darcy Kuemper has not started a game since October 25th.
We are over three weeks now since Kuemper has tended goal for the Wild. Devan Dubnyk had been inconsistent to start the NHL season and has only recently rounded into form. Wild coach Mike Yeo stuck with Dubnyk because he wanted to get him right. It obviously worked. Now that Dubnyk is playing at the top of his game, Kuemper will have to wait a bit longer to get a start. It seems Kuemper can't win. When Dubnyk is bad, Yeo sticks with him to get him right. When Dubnyk is good, Yeo won't take him out. Nov 14 - 12:43 PM

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Darcy Kuemper could get the call Saturday night against the Blues.

Devan Dubnyk started and defeated the Blackhawks Friday night so it seems a perfect time to get Kuemper a game. If he gets the start, he will be looking to redeem himself after allowing four goals on 21 shots against the Jets earlier this month.
Oct 31 - 1:18 PM

Darcy Kuemper allowed four goals in 21 minutes to the Jets on Sunday, and was subsequently pulled.

It's tough to lay too much of the blame on Kuemper, who saw 18 shots in his time, as the first two goals were more unfortunate than anything else. It would seem the maneuver was certainly in part of Kuemper's play, but also as a wake-up call to the Wild. Devan Dubnyk has taken his place.
Oct 25 - 8:05 PM

Darcy Kuemper is expected to start on Sunday.

It will follow a game featuring Devan Dubnyk on Saturday. Kuemper made his season debut on Oct. 16 and turned aside 35 of 37 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss versus Los Angeles.
Oct 23 - 2:37 PM

Darcy Kuemper turned away 35 shots on Friday night, but still walked away with an overtime loss to the Kings.

Though he let in a power play goal, he still turned away 10 shots plus another with the man advantage. So don't lay the loss on Kuemper's shoulders because he did his job. Unfortunately, the Wild just couldn't solve Jonathan Quick. Tough way to lose your first start of the season.
Oct 17 - 1:40 AM

Darcy Kuemper will indeed get the nod Friday night against Los Angeles.

"It's a rink I love playing in, and any chance you get to play is a good one," said Kuemper. "It's nice to get that first one early in the season." Devan Dubnyk started 38 consecutive games after arriving from Arizona last season, but the Wild don't want to ride him for long stretches like that this year.
Oct 16 - 1:09 PM

Darcy Kuemper is expected to get the start on Friday when the Wild play the Kings.

It will be his season debut. Kuemper seems to have fended off a challenge by Niklas Backstrom for the backup job behind Devan Dubnyk, at least for now.
Oct 11 - 2:24 PM

Darcy Kuemper is in a battle for the backup job in Minnesota.

For those who were ready to write off the injury-prone Niklas Backstrom, we say not so fast. Backstrom posted a 28-save shutout against the Jets, while Kuemper allowed three goals on 19 shots against the Sabres. Backstrom has looked very good in camp so far making this a battle for the backup job behind starter Devan Dubnyk. Keep an eye on this situation going forward.
Sep 26 - 1:01 PM

The Wild still have big expectations for Darcy Kuemper, despite signing Devan Dubnyk to an extension this summer.

Dubnyk essentially has become the team's No. 1 netminder for the next six years after signing a deal worth $26 million. "Well we’re still very excited about Darcy Kuemper," general manager Chuck Fletcher said. "He’s a young man, and two seasons ago he had a tremendous year. Last year he was certainly more erratic. He started well and had a tough stretch in the middle of the year. ... "But he’s just turning 25, he’s got great size and athleticism, and we feel he’s a guy that can win games in this league. He has won games in this league. He won a playoff series against Colorado where he was the No. 1 goalie." Kuemper posted a 2.60 goals-against average and .905 save percentage last year, but was considerably better the year before. Fletcher says the team is comfortable with Kuemper as the No. 2 moving forward.
Jul 18 - 1:58 PM

Darcy Kuemper stopped all eight shots he faced in relief of starter Devan Dubnyk for the Wild in a 6-1 blowout loss on Wednesday.

He definitely won't be called into action to start Game 5 unless Devan Dubnyk is injured and can't go. He will serve as the backup again in Game 5. He does have good playoff numbers should he be called into start. Kuemper is 3-1-1 with a 2.06 GAA and .906 save percentage.
Apr 23 - 1:13 AM

Darcy Kuemper (illness) will join his teammates in St. Louis on Thursday.

However, he won't be in the lineup for Game 1. He's expected to practice on Friday and if everything goes well then he'll serve as Devan Dubnyk's understudy in Game 2.
Apr 16 - 1:36 PM

c made 32 saves on 34 shots to help the Wild beat Nashville 4-2 on Thursday night.

Kuemper is now undefeated since late January... although he's only played one game. Devan Dubnyk started 38 straight games and will get the workload in the playoffs. Kuemper will be on-call in case of injury with his 14-12-2 record, .906 save percentage and 2.59 goals against average.
Apr 10 - 1:24 AM

Darcy Kuemper will get call for Thursday's game against Nashville.

Devan Dubnyk started 38 straight games for the Wild and he'll finally get a night off, so that Kuemper can play in his first match since Jan. 20. Kuemper's last start came in a 4-3 overtime loss to San Jose back on Jan. 6. He has a 13-12-2 record to go with a .904 save percentage and a 2.62 goals-against average. Dubnyk will be back in the crease for Saturday's regular-season finale against St. Louis.
Apr 9 - 10:55 AM

Darcy Kuemper, Christian Folin, and Jordan Leopold will each be scratched on Tuesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Unfortunately, there simply isn't any fantasy value between these three players. Kuemper hasn't played since Jan. 20th, while Folin and Leopold do not contribute to the score sheet in a significant manner.
Apr 7 - 7:51 PM

Darcy Kuemper, Christian Folin, and Jordan Schroeder will each be scratched on Friday night against the Anaheim Ducks.

Kuemper hasn't seen NHL ice since Jan. 20th, and it doesn't seem likely that'll change any time soon. Neither Schroeder nor Folin have made significant fantasy impacts for the Wild this season.
Source: Dan Myers
Mar 13 - 7:41 PM

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C1Mikael Granlund
2Mikko Koivu
3Charlie Coyle
4Tyler Graovac
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Erik Haula
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Ryan Carter
5Zac Dalpe
6Chris Porter
7Kurtis Gabriel
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Jonas Brodin
5Matt Dumba
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom