Player News - Wild

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Mikael Granlund fired five shots on goal Tuesday night, but was unable to beat Chicago's Corey Crawford in a 1-0 loss to the Blackhawks.

Granlund scored a goal in the series-opening defeat, but has not recorded a point in either of the last two games. The Wild now find themselves backed into a corner trailing 3-0 and only a miracle can prevent them from becoming Round 2 casualties.
May 5 - 10:57 PM

Devan Dubnyk managed to block 21 of 22 Chicago shots Tuesday, but suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Blackhawks in Game 3 of their second round playoff series.

Despite a strong effort from the former Coyote, Dubnyk's Cinderella run may be nearing its conclusion this year as the Wild find themselves trailing the Hawks by a seemingly insurmountable margin of 3-0. No matter the outcome of the series, the Minnesota netminder's run of hot play will go down among the greatest streaks in NHL history.
May 5 - 10:54 PM

Nate Prosser and Christian Folin will be scratched for Game Three on Tuesday night against the Chicago Blackhawks.

There simply isn't much fantasy value to speak of here, unfortunately.
May 5 - 6:46 PM

Sean Bergenheim and Erik Haula will be scratched in Game Three against Chicago on Tuesday night.

Even when they are in the lineup, Bergenheim and Haula can't be advised for your fantasy roster unfortunately.
May 5 - 6:44 PM

Jordan Schroeder will skate on the third line in Tuesday's Game Three against Chicago.

Schroeder, who tallied eight points over 25 games this regular season, will skate to the right of Thomas Vanek and Charlie Coyle.
May 5 - 6:40 PM

Ryan Carter will make his playoff debut on Tuesday night, skating on the fourth line in Game Three against Chicago.

Carter will skate to the right of Matt Cooke and Kyle Brodziak. Through 53 regular season games this season, Carter put up just 13 points, which is just one more point than his career playoff total through 48 games.
May 5 - 6:37 PM

Devan Dubnyk will get the start in Game Three against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. Chicago leads the second round series 2-0.

Dubnyk comes in with 4-4 record with 20 goals against through 214 combined shots over eight games this postseason. Dubnyk has turned away 58 of 65 shots through the first two games of the series, which is not good at all. Dubnyk has been quite hot and cold thus far, allowing just four of his 20 goals during his four wins.
May 5 - 6:14 PM

Chris Stewart is dealing with an arm injury.

Stewart will not play in Tuesday's game and is considered day-to-day beyond that. He has two assists in eight playoff contests. Ryan Carter might be inserted into the lineup to help fill the void, but Jordan Schroeder is another possibility.
May 5 - 1:03 PM

Pavel Jenys has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Jenys had 15 goals and 45 points in 63 OHL games in 2014-15. He was taken in the seventh round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
May 5 - 10:39 AM

Justin Fontaine (leg) is questionable for Game 3 on Tuesday.

Fontaine missed Game 2 due to the ailment. He has a goal and an assist in six playoff games this year.
May 5 - 10:37 AM

The Wild need more from Mikko Koivu in the playoffs.

Koivu has a goal, four points, and a minus-three rating in eight postseason contests. He was held off the scoresheet in the Wild's 4-1 loss to Chicago on Sunday. With Minnesota now down 2-0 in the series, the team captain feels Minnesota needs to play better defensively and if it does that will lead to offensive production as well.
May 5 - 10:35 AM

Thomas Vanek thinks the Wild have deviated too much from their game in their second round series against Chicago.

"You don't beat teams by playing their way, especially not Chicago," Vanek said. "If you play their way, it will look like we did [Sunday] night. We have to find our game here quickly, and I'm sure we will." The Wild are set to play in Game 3 on Tuesday. It's a vital contest for them as Chicago already has a 2-0 series lead. The silver lining is that the Wild are back in Minnesota so they'll have the luxury of home ice.
May 5 - 10:32 AM

Johan Gustafsson has signed with Frolunda of the Swedish league.

Gustafsson attempted to break into the NHL, but he ended up spending the last two seasons primarily with the AHL Iowa Wild. He had a 3.48 GAA and .893 save percentage in 35 contests with Iowa in 2014-15.
May 4 - 1:26 PM

Ryan Suter had an assist in Minnesota's 4-1 loss to Chicago Sunday night.

Suter also had a minus-three rating in the losing effort. That reduced him to a minus-four rating in the second round series against the Blackhawks. "They have some good players and you make mistakes, and most of the time it ends up in the back of the net," Suter said of Chicago. "They have that killer instinct. Their top players know how to score." The Blackhawks have a 2-0 series lead.
May 4 - 9:53 AM
Mike Yeo - C - Wild

The Minnesota Wild haven't been able to beat the Blackhawks in Chicago over the last three years.

Minnesota is playing against Chicago in the postseason for the third consecutive season and the Blackhawks eliminated the Wild in 2013 and 2014. Minnesota is in danger of falling victim to them again after dropping Games 1 and 2 in Chicago. The Wild have a chance to at least even the series now that it's heading to Minnesota, but eventually the Wild will have to beat Chicago on its ice.
May 4 - 9:50 AM

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