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Alex Stalock stopped 20 of the 23 shots he faced and grabbed a win as the Wild outlasted the Oilers 5-to-3 on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Stalock has 15 wins in 29 starts this season with a 2.69 GAA and a .908 save percentage. He is 20th or worse in all three of these categories making him irrelevant for fantasy owners at this time.

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Alex Galchenyuk assisted on two of the five Minnesota Wild goals on Friday as they went on to beat the Oilers 5-to-3.

Fantasy Impact: Galchenyuk is now on his fourth team in the last three years and has six goals and 14 assists for 20 points through 50 games played this season. That said, he has three points through his first five games as a member of the Wild with a plus-minus of +2. I wouldn't be running to the waiver wire for him, but he's worth adding to watch lists to see if he catches fire with the recent change of scenery.

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Victor Rask helped set up Jared Spurgeon on the first of his three goals on Friday in Minnesota's 5-to-3 victory over the Oilers.

Fantasy Impact: Rask now has four goals and eight assists for 12 points through 41 games played this season. He has no fantasy value at this time.

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Jared Spurgeon scored the final two goals of Friday night's game to complete his first career hat trick as the Wild topped the Oilers 5-to-3.

Fantasy Impact: Spurgeon's three goals bring his season total to 10 to go along with 18 assists for 28 points. While he provides some blue line scoring, Spurgeon is on pace to have his worst plus-minus season of his career. Still, if you need some offense from a defenseman, then Spurgeon is worth a roster spot.

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Carson Soucy ripped a wrister from the left circle to find pay dirt for the seventh time this season as the Wild topped the Oilers 5-to-3 on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Soucy has seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 55 games played this season. Sure, you'd like to see more production assists wise, but seven goals and a +16 plus-minus for a defenseman on a bad Wild team makes him a player to be rostered in most leagues.

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Ryan Sutter tallied his 33rd and 34th assists of the season on Friday night as the Wild bested the Oilers 5-to-3.

Fantasy Impact: Sutter's 34 assists have him over the 30 assist mark for the seventh consecutive season. Additionally, he has seven goals on the season (with a chance to hit double-digits for the first time in his career) and has his best shooting percentage since the 2006-2007 season. His -10 plus-minus has to be considered, but fantasy owners in need of blue line scoring should look to roster Sutter.

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Fiala found the back of the net for the 16th time this season as Minnesota took care of Edmonton on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: Fiala now has 16 goals and 24 assists for 40 points on the season with a chance to set personal bests in all three categories. Fiala is a good depth piece at this time.

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Nick Seeler was waived by the Minnesota Wild on Sunday following the blow out loss to the Bruins Saturday night. (Source: TSN)

Fantasy Impact: Seeler had appeared in just five games this season and registered zero points and was a -6. He shouldn't have been owned, but in case you had him rostered, you can go ahead and drop him now.

Category: Transactions


Luke Kunin scored a goal for the Wild in their 4-2 win over the Panthers on Tuesday. He was a plus one with a goal on four SOG in 16:34 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: In his third partial season with the wild Kunin age 22, still has some learning to do. At this point in his career is not relevant especially because he does not see any time on the powerplay unit. Kunin could still make a name for himself in the coming years after being a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

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Jason Zucker had two points in the Wild’s 4-2 win over the Panthers on Tuesday. He was a plus two with a goal, an assist and two SOG in 15:55 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Zucker is in the midst of a good season and should be in most starting lineups. He now has ten goals and nine assists thru 28 games played. Look for him to get hot soon as the Wild continue to play well after a slow start.

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Mats Zuccarello registered a goal in the Wild’s 4-2 win over the Panthers on Tuesday. He was a plus one with a goal on three SOG in 14:07 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Zuccarello has disappointed thus far this season. Sometimes it takes time to get use to new teammates. In an 82-game season one should expect at least 50 points from Zuccarello because he has always put up that point per game pace yet this season, he is only on pace to put up 40. He can be cut where he is owned for better options or a hot hand.

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Kaapo Kahkonen allowed two goals in his second career outing to lead the Wild to a 4-2 win over the Panthers on Tuesday. He saved 44-46 shots against while recording his second victory.

Fantasy Impact: Kahkonen could be added for spot starts but it does not look like he will take the starting job at any point. He is now 2-0-0 with a 2.00 GAA and a .950 SV%. He is worth an add in deep daily leagues because of his performances to start his NHL career.

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Mathew Dumba intercepted a clear attempt and found the back of the net in the second period as the Wild lost to the Kings Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Dumba continues to provide offense from the blue line with three goals and five assists for eight points through 18 games. That said, his -13 rating should make fantasy owners weary. Dumba remains an offensive only option at the defensive position for fantasy owners.

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Dubnyk stopped 28 shots on Tuesday as the Wild fell to the Kings 3-to-1.

Fantasy Impact: Dubnyk is just 3-8-1 on the season with 3.43 GAA and an .893 save percentage. Currently, Dubnyk sits at 49th in the league for save percentage and 52nd in goals allowed. He should not be rostered in fantasy at this point.

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Charlie Coyle was sent to Boston on Wednesday for Ryan Donato and a 5th round pick. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Coyle's role isn't clear yet, but Coyle's versatility will most likely be used until Pastrnak returns to the Bruins lineup. Reports are that the Bruins are still very active and if they acquire a winger it seems likely that Coyle will be running center on the third line.

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Granlund scored Minnesota's lone goal in their loss to the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: The goal came on a second period power play and tied the game at one. The offense couldn't muster anything up in this one as the Wild stayed cold. It was Granlund's 13th goal of the season.

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According to Michael Russo of The Athletic, Koivu tore his ACL and Meniscus in last night's contest against the Sabres. (Source: Michael Russo of The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Koivu will miss the remainder of the season and can be dropped in all formats. He finishes the season with 29 points.

Category: Injury Updates


Parise tallied a helper on one of the three goals Minnesota scored.

Fantasy Impact: This was Parise's 25th assist of the season to go along with the 20 goals he has. The 45 points leads the Wild and he will look to continue his 0.88 point per game pace.

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Staal recorded an assist in Minnesota's loss in Dallas.

Fantasy Impact: The Wild fell 3-1 in their first game back but Staal was able to chip in his 20th assist of the season. He ended the first half on fire, and now has 11 points in his last nine games. With the deadline coming up in a few weeks Staal's future in Minnesota is uncertain. He'll look to stay hot Saturday night against the Blackhawks.

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Jonas Brodin tallied his sixth assist of the season the Wild's Thursday night loss to the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: Brodin has four goals and six assists for 10 points on the season and he carries a -4 rating. He is not fantasy relevant.

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