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Tyler Graovac | Center | #44

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/27/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 206
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 7 (191) / MIN

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Tyler Graovac went unclaimed on waivers.
Graovac will report to AHL Iowa as a result. He had five goals and 16 points in 39 AHL contests in 2015-16. Oct 6 - 12:25 PM

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Minnesota has waived Tyler Graovac.

Coach Bruce Boudreau wasn't impressed by Graovac's play at training camp. "It's just important that he competes a little harder," Boudreau said. "I mean, he's a guy that's 6-foot-4, 200 and some pounds. Everyone wants that kind of guy. But the job was there for him, and he just didn't take it. That's what got me upset at a lot of these guys. The jobs were there to be had, and some guys just didn't take their opportunity." Graovac played in just two games with Minnesota last season.
Oct 5 - 5:32 PM

Tyler Graovac is over the groin injury that plagued him last season.

Graovac will get to demonstrate as much on Monday when he plays in a preseason contest against Buffalo. "I’m so pumped," Graovac said. "I’ve been waiting for this since the surgery. Throughout the whole year last year, I was just, to be honest, waiting for the year to get over so I could get my strength back. It was tough, took a toll on my body. I feel right now I can start off where I left off at the end of training camp last year. With new coaches, I’m here to make all new impressions." Graovac is competing to earn a spot with the Wild as their fourth-line center.
Sep 26 - 11:11 AM

Tyler Graovac has agreed to a two-year, $1.25 million contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Graovac would have become a restricted free agent. The first season of his new deal is two-way, but it becomes a one-way deal in 2017-18. He had five goals and 16 points in 39 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Jul 1 - 9:04 AM

Tyler Graovac will be a restricted free agent on Friday.

The Wild appear to be close to signing him to a new deal. Graovac registered five goals and 16 points in 39 AHL games last year. He didn't have a point in two outings with Minnesota.
Jun 29 - 10:47 AM

Tyler Graovac has been recalled by Minnesota along with seven other players.

Grayson Downing, Kurtis Gabriel, Stephen Michalek, Zack Mitchell, Zach Palmquist, Tyson Strachan and Hunter Warner were also summoned from the minors. They are not expected to play for the Wild in the postseason, but with the team struggling against the Stars they are possibilities.
Apr 18 - 11:52 AM

Tyler Graovac has been returned to AHL Iowa.

The Wild had to make room on the roster to bring up defenseman Mike Reilly, so Graovac was sent down after he made his second appearance of the 2015-16 NHL season against St. Louis on Saturday night.
Feb 8 - 6:25 PM

Tyler Graovac was called up from the minors on Saturday February 6.

Graovac had two shots on goal in 9:36 minutes of ice time on Saturday. It was his second game with the Wild this season and his fifth career NHL contest.
Feb 7 - 2:11 AM

Tyler Graovac has been assigned to Iowa of the AHL on a conditioning assignment.

He will likely play in the minors for a little while to get his game back after recovering from core muscle surgery that has kept him sidelined since October 8th. Gaovac has no fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 01:11:00 PM

Coach Mike Yeo is encouraged by Tyler Graovac's progress in his recovery from core muscle surgery.

"He's skating well," said Yeo after Tuesday's practice. "The next step is to get in some more contact drills." Graovac full took part in the session. He hasn't played since Oct. 8.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Tyler Graovac (groin) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Coach Mike Yeo said Graovac is still "a ways away" from getting back into the lineup. He didn't take part in contact drills and has missed 22 games after surgery to repair a core muscle.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 09:04:00 AM

Tyler Graovac skated with his teammates for the first time since sustaining an abdominal injury on opening night which required corrective surgery.

He is still a few weeks away from returning to action, but he is making progess. Look for Graovac to return to the Wild lineup around mid-December.
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 12:43:00 PM

Tyler Graovac (abdominal surgery) has been skating on his own.

He had successful bilateral core muscle surgery earlier this month and is slated to be sidelined until at least mid-December. Graovac hasn't played since Oct. 8.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 10:31:00 AM

Tyler Graovac had successful bilateral core muscle surgery on Tuesday.

He is expected to make a full recovery, but he is projected to be out of action for approximately six weeks. Graovac hasn't played since Oct. 8 because of a groin issue.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 12:10:00 PM

Tyler Graovac (groin) was on the ice Thursday, but didn't stay for all of Minnesota's practice.

Graovac hasn't played since Oct. 8 because of the injury. He's still not close to returning.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 01:09:00 PM

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