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Kirill Kaprizov tallied his 18th assist and scored for the seventh time this season in a 5-2 win over Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: Kaprizov continues to produce at a point-per-game average. He has tallied at least one point in four out of five games and remains a must-start fantasy option.

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Kahkonen will defend the cage Tuesday versus Arizona. (Source: Michael Russo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After a rough last start, Kaapo looks to have a bounce-back game against one of the league's weakest squads the Coyotes.

Ryan Hartman scored the game-winner in Minnesota's 4-2 win over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. He had a point, a plus-1 rating, two shots, one hit and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Hartman was posted up in front of the net and took a pass from linemate Kirill Kaprizov. He spun and fired which beat Vasileveskiy for the 3-2 and eventually won the game for the Wild. Hartman is up to twelve goals and four assists this year. He shouldn't be on the waiver wire.

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Nick Bjugstad opened the score for the Minnesota Wild in their 4-2 home win over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning. he finished the game with a point, an even-rating two shots and two hits.

Fantasy Impact: Bjugstad was making his way down the sideboards towards Tampa's net. He didn't put on any spectacular moves to get there, he beat his man and fired it top shelf short side. He has three goals and zero assists.

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Marcus Foligno's eighth goal on the season came on an empty net opportunity in Minnesota's 4-2 win over Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: Foligno now has 14 points in 21 games. He has also added 60 hits and 14 blocked shots. He is averaging a little over 16 minutes of ice time and since the Wild are a viable contender that scores goals, he could be a good filler for fantasy managers.

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Kevin Fiala grabs an assist

Sun, Nov 28th 4:47pm EST
By Jesse Garcia

Kevin Fiala tallied his 12th assist of the season in the 1st period of a 4-2 Wild win. He also logged six SOG and one hit in 23 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: Fiala has now registered a point in back to back games and in three of his last five. He appears to be hitting a stride on a very good Wild offense.

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Cam Talbot stopped 28 of 30 shots in a 4-2 win for the Wild. He also was credited for the secondary assist on Nick Bjugstad's 1st period goal.

Fantasy Impact: This win moves Talbot to 12-5-0 on the season. This also was his third consecutive win allowing two or less goals. Talbot remains a solid starting option.

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According to The Athletic, Jared Spurgeon is dealing with a lower body injury, leaving him week-to-week for a return. (Source: The Athletic)

Fantasy Impact: Spurgeon is going to be riding the bench for the foreseeable future and fantasy managers should look to find a better option at defense.

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Joel Eriksson Ek hit the back of the net for the sole goal for the Wild in the 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Fantasy Impact: Eriksson Ek has recorded three of his six goals on the season in the last six games. If this was Eriksson Ek's consistency he would be a starter but for now he remains a bench player to rotate on weeks with favorable matchups.

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Mats Zuccarello had a pair of assists on 18:57 minutes of icetime, helping Minnesota defeat Arizona by a score of 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Zuccarello is up to nine points in eight games on the year. Consider picking him up off the wire.

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Mathew Dumba scored one and assisted one in the Wild 5-2 win over the Islanders on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Dumba adds points eight and nine on the season Sunday. A solid first 11 games this year positions him in the top 20 defensemen on the season and it does not look to stop anytime soon.

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Nico Sturm scored a goal and had an assist during Minnesota's 4-1 win versus Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: The goal was Sturm's seventh of the season along with five assists in 39 games played. Prior to this season, he had a total of just six NHL games with just two assists. As the Wild continues to explore for much-needed depth at center, Sturm has proven himself to be reliable with a plus-13 rating.

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Zach Parise had two assists helping the Wild to a 4-1 win versus Arizona. He finished the game with a plus-two rating and fired two shots on goal in 12:31 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: He now has three goals and seven assists in 24 games played this season. Parise has still not scored a goal since Feb. 24 at Colorado.

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Jonas Brodin had an assist during Minnesota's 5-1 loss to Colorado. He played a team-high 24:43 minutes and finished with a minus-one rating along with four shots and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Brodin signed a seven-year contract extension this offseason with the Wild but is known more as a great defensive player which is great for real-life hockey but not so much for fantasy. Last season he posted two goals and 26 assists in 69 games. This year he has one goal and four assists in nine games played.

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Ryan Suter had two assists during the Wild's 5-3 loss to San Jose. He finished the game with a minus-two and had two shots on net while playing a team-high 22:35 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Suter once again is the team leader in ice time even at the age of 36. He has five assists in six games played this season and appears to be the same player the Wild have been able to count on since he signed that big $98 million contract in 2012. Last season in 69 games he scored eight goals and dished out 40 assists.

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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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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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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.

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