Player News - Wild

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Justin Fontaine stayed hot with a goal and an assist in the Wild’s 3-1 win over the Avalanche on Saturday night.

By no means is Fontaine worthy of a pickup in fantasy leagues, but it’s worth noting he has four of his eight goals and seven of his 22 points over his past six games. Erik Haula also had a goal and an assist, while Jason Pominville recorded the other one.
Mar 1 - 1:04 AM

Devan Dubnyk stood tall in net for Minnesota, making 33 saves in a 3-1 win over the Avalanche on Saturday night.

We’re running out of superlatives to attach to Dubnyk’s performance since he’s been traded to Minnesota. He has a 15-3-1 record and a 1.64 goals-against and .937 save percentage with the Wild. For those who took a chance on him, he’s been a fantasy difference maker as well.
Mar 1 - 1:03 AM

Darcy Kuemper will be scratched against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

It appears that it is Niklas Backstrom's turn to backup Devan Dubnyk. Kuemper's value is directly tied to Dubnyk's success, so as long as he keeps on stonewalling the league, Kuemper will not see much of any ice time.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 28 - 6:59 PM

Stephane Veilleux has cleared waivers.

The veteran forward was placed on waivers on Friday and will now likely be assigned to Iowa of the AHL. Needless to say, Veilleux has no fantasy value.
Feb 28 - 1:29 PM
Mike Yeo - C - Wild

Don't be surprised if Minnesota trades for a defenseman to bolster its blueline.

The Wild are allegedly looking at Columbus Blue Jacket, Jordan Leopold, who was a star with the University of Minnesota years ago. Others that may be of interest to Minnesota GM Chuck Fletcher are Jeff Petry, Zbynek Michalek, Andrej Meszaros and Jan Hejda. Stay tuned.
Feb 28 - 1:27 PM

Devan Dubnyk will get the start Saturday night against Colorado.

It will be Dubnyk's 21st consecutive start which will tie a Minnesota franchise record. The fact that Dubnyk has been the Wild's savior is one of the most unlikely turn of events in this strange 2014-15 season.
Feb 28 - 1:18 PM

Devan Dubnyk will get his 20th consecutive start in goal for Minnesota Saturday.

Dubnyk will tie the franchise record for straight starts on Saturday. He has been spectacular for the Wild who gave up a third round pick for the netminder on January 15. Dubnyk is 14-3-1 with the Wild with a 1.68 GAA and a .934 save percentage. He is a must-start.
Feb 28 - 10:13 AM

Stephane Veilleux has been placed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild.

Veilleux has a goal and an assist in 12 games this season. The 33-year-old is a veteran of 506 NHL contests. He only comes with a $575,000 annual cap hit, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him claimed.
Feb 27 - 12:24 PM

Erik Haula generated a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over Nashville.

He enjoyed a great night alongside Kyle Brodziak, who had a goal and an assist as well, and Justin Fontaine, who earned a helper. "Those guys deserve a ton of credit for the way they played the game," coach Mike Yeo said. "Those guys, every shift they were making a difference, every shift they were creating chances and doing things the right way. Solid at both ends of the ice. They didn't have easy match-ups either." Haula has recorded just 10 points in 54 games this year.

Devan Dubnyk stopped 27 of 29 shots on Thursday night against the high-flying Predators to earn his fourth win in the past five games.

Dubnyk improves his record to 14-3-1 this season with the Wild with a .934 save percentage and 1.68 goals against average. The 28-year-old has not allowed more than two goals in his past five games.
Feb 27 - 12:24 AM

Nino Niederreiter potted two goals for the Wild in a big 4-2 win over the first-place Predators on Thursday night.

The 22-year-old now has 21 goals on the season for a total of 30 points in 61 games. The young Swiss forward seems to find his game on Thursday night's this season, as his nine points in 12 Thursday games are more than any other night of the week.
Feb 27 - 12:12 AM

Stephane Veilleux and Niklas Backstrom will each be scratched against the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

Veilleux is a veteran of 506 career NHL games, but has just 50 goals and 106 points since entering the league in 2002-03. Backstrom meanwhile continues to trade places with Darcy Kuemper as Devan Dubnyk's understudy.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 8:01 PM

Devan Dubnyk will get the start against the Nashville Predators on Thursday night.

It'll be Dubnyk's 19th straight start, just one shy of the team record. In that time he's thrusted the Wild into contention for a playoff spot, sitting just one point behind both Calgary and Los Angeles. Dubnyk's 13-3-1 with five shutouts and just 29 goals against while with the Wild.
Feb 26 - 6:06 PM

Sean Bergenheim will play his first game with the Wild Thursday.

He took to the ice with Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek at the morning skate. It's a good opportunity for Bergenheim, who hasn't played since Feb. 12, to make a positive first impression. He sat frequently as a healthy scratch before Florida traded him to Minnesota.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 4:25 PM

Sean Bergenheim could make his Wild debut on Thursday.

He's scheduled to fly from Chicago to Florida on Wednesday before heading for Nashville. The Wild were interested in adding a forward because of injuries to Jason Zucker, Matt Cooke and Ryan Carter. Bergenheim and a seventh-round pick were acquired from Florida in exchange for a third rounder on Tuesday night.
Feb 25 - 2:11 PM


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