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Matt Dumba | Defenseman | #24

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/25/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 183
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (7) / MIN
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Matt Dumba bounced back Thursday night after he was criticized by coach Bruce Boudreau.
Dumba registered a pair of assists in a 6-3 win over Montreal. He also had one shot, two hits and two blocks in 25:58 of ice time. "I thought that was his best game of the year," Boudreau said. "He shot the puck. He played a simple game. And when he plays a simple game, his skills come through." Dumba wanted to redeem himself after he made a costly turnover in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg. Nov 3 - 10:56 AM

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Coach Bruce Boudreau has not liked what's seen from Matt Dumba so far this season.

Boudreau's frustration reached a boiling point in Tuesday's loss to Winnipeg when Dumba made a drop pass to no one at his own blue line and Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers went in all alone and scored what proved to be the game-winning goal. "You know, he just hasn't been playing that well," Boudreau said. "He's a good player that maybe I've set the bar pretty high for him, and he hasn't reached that bar. I just thought that was an inexcusable play. And at some point, you have to be accountable for your actions." Dumba was benched after the turnover. He has three assists and a plus-3 rating in 10 games this campaign.
Nov 2 - 10:39 AM

Matt Dumba recorded an assist in Saturday's loss to Carolina.

Dumba also had a plus-one rating in 20:29 minutes of ice time. He set career-highs last season with 11 goals and 34 points in 76 contests. It wouldn't be surprising to see him end up doing about as well in 2017-18.
Oct 8 - 6:33 AM

Matt Dumba is expected to play in Saturday's preseason finale against the Dallas Stars.

Dumba suffered a minor ankle injury on Tuesday, but it doesn't sound too serious. The 23-year-old had 11 goals and 34 points in 76 games with the Wild last season. He'll have some value in deeper standard fantasy leagues.
Sep 30 - 10:10 AM

Matt Dumba (ankle) skated with the Wild Thursday morning.

Dumba tweaked his ankle during Tuesday's game. It seems like he'll be fine for the start of the regular season.
Sep 28 - 12:47 PM

Matt Dumba's ankle was tweaked during Tuesday's game.

Dumba should be regarded as day-to-day for now. He might still be available for the start of the regular season. At the moment though, Dumba's injury might be why Ryan Murphy has survived another round of roster cuts on Wednesday.
Sep 27 - 5:37 PM

There is plenty of speculation that Minnesota is working toward a deal to prevent Vegas from choosing Matt Dumba and Marco Scandella in the expansion draft.

Minnesota doesn't have a first-round pick in this year's draft and they are already missing a second-round pick in the next two drafts. If a trade is or has already been worked out then it may cost the Wild a prospect.
Jun 20 - 6:12 PM

Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is reportedly still negotiating with Vegas ahead of tomorrow's trade deadline.

As of 3:00 p.m. ET, teams won't be able to trade with anyone except the Golden Knights. The Wild are in a bit of a jam on defense, as they'll likely protect Ryan Suter, Jared Spurgeon and one of Matt Dumba, Jonas Brodin or Marco Scandella. Losing one of those blueliners to Vegas for nothing would definitely hurt Minnesota.
Jun 16 - 7:39 PM

Matt Dumba and Jonas Brodin have been involved in plenty of trade chatter leading up to the expansion draft.

Whoever is not protected could be traded so that the Wild get something in return and don't lose him for nothing to the Vegas Golden Knights. Dumba recorded personal bests with 11 goals and 34 points in 76 games last season.
Jun 14 - 1:55 PM

Matt Dumba had one goal and one assist as the Wild lost a 3-2 contest to the Rangers Saturday night.

Dumba had an assist on Eric Staal’s first period goal that opened the scoring for the night. He scored on a power play at 4:51 in the third to draw the Wild to within one, but Minnesota failed to score again. Dumba has scored five points in his last six games with a pair of goals and three assists.
Mar 18 - 9:59 PM

Matt Dumba posted his eighth goal of the year in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Washington.

He has picked up three points in his last four appearances. Dumba has produced a career-high 27 points through 62 games this season. He also has a personal best plus-21 rating.
Mar 15 - 12:05 PM

Matt Dumba (illness) will rejoin the Wild on Friday.

Dumba missed two games due to the disease. He has seven goals and 25 points in 59 games this season.
Mar 10 - 5:49 PM

Matt Dumba (illness) will not return to the lineup Thursday even though he is feeling better.

He still needs to get some energy back after missing Tuesday's game because of an illness. Dumba joined the team in Tampa Bay and hopes to play Friday versus Florida.
Mar 9 - 1:30 PM

Matt Dumba won't face the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night.

He's dealing with an illness. He's considered day-to-day. Losing Dumba is big for the Wild, as he averages just over 20 minutes per game for them this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 7 - 7:59 PM

Matt Dumba is expected to return from a knee injury Tuesday versus Chicago.

He is being listed as a game-time decision, but feels ready to return after missing the last four contests.
Feb 21 - 4:31 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Eric Staal
2Mikko Koivu
3Joel Eriksson Ek
4Matt Cullen
LW1Mikael Granlund
2Jason Zucker
3Marcus Foligno
4Daniel Winnik
5Zach Parise
RW1Nino Niederreiter
2Chris Stewart
3Luke Kunin
4Tyler Ennis
5Charlie Coyle
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Matt Dumba
4Jonas Brodin
5Gustav Olofsson
6Kyle Quincey
7Mike Reilly
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Alex Stalock