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Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Expected to play Friday
Zuccarello (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups and is expected to play Friday against Dallas, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Zuccarello missed some practice sessions but he'll be in his usual top-line role for Game 6 on Friday. He has two goals and five points in five appearances this postseason.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Questionable Friday
Zuccarello (undisclosed) is questionable for Game 6 on Friday, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
Zuccarello logged 18:43 of ice time Tuesday, but he hasn't skated for the last two days. Minnesota coach Dean Evason said that the lineup won't be certain until the pregame warmups. Zuccarello has two goals and five points in five playoff games this year. Losing him would be a major blow, especially as the Wild attempt to stave off elimination.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Supplies two markers vs. Dallas
Zuccarello provided two goals in Minnesota's 5-1 victory over Dallas in Game 3 on Friday.
Zuccarello is up to two goals and four points in three playoff contests this year. He also contributed 22 markers and 67 points in 78 regular-season outings. Zuccarello should continue to be a key part of Minnesota's offense while serving on the first line and top power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Earns power-play assist
Zuccarello logged a power-play assist, two shots on goal and a minus-2 rating in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Stars in Game 2.
Zuccarello has a helper in each of the Wild's first two playoff games, and both assists have come on the power play. The 35-year-old winger picked up 29 of his 67 points on the power play over 78 regular-season contests, so he's no stranger to making plays with the man advantage. The Norwegian continues to see time on the first line and first power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Supplies power-play helper
Zuccarello logged a power-play assist, three shots on goal and two blocked shots in Monday's 3-2 double-overtime win over the Stars.
Zuccarello helped out on Kirill Kaprizov's opening tally late in the first period. With 22 goals and 45 helpers in 78 regular-season games, Zuccarello was a bit off his pace from 2021-22 (79 points in 70 outings), but he still enjoyed the second-best season of his career. The 35-year-old remains firmly in a top-line role and should provide solid playmaking and power-play production.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Preparing for Game 1
Zuccarello (rest) skated on the first line during Saturday's practice, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Zuccarello is on track to play in Monday's Game 1 versus Dallas after sitting out Thursday's regular-season finale against Nashville to rest. The 35-year-old vet has picked up 22 goals and 67 points through 78 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Healthy scratch versus Nashville
Zuccarello (rest) won't play in Thursday's regular-season finale against the Predators, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
The Wild are locked into the third playoff seed in the Central Division, so a significant number of the team's key players, including Zuccarello, won't play versus Nashville. Look for Zucc, who's racked up 67 points through 78 games this season, to slot back into a top-six role for Game 1 of Minnesota's first-round playoff series against the Stars or the Avalanche.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Back at it
Zuccarello (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Tuesday versus Winnipeg, NHL.com reports.
Look for Zuccarello to return to his usual featured role following his one-game absence, centering the top line and the first power-play unit against the Jets. The 35-year-old winger has racked up 22 goals and 67 points through 77 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Won't suit up Monday
Zuccarello (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup Monday against Chicago, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Zuccarello is being rested by the Wild because he is a bit "banged up" at the moment. He might be available to return Tuesday against Winnipeg. Nicolas Petan and Marco Rossi will replace Zuccarello and Kirill Kaprizov (undisclosed) in the lineup Monday.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Nabs power-play assist
Zuccarello recorded a power-play assist in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Blues.
During his four-game point streak, Zuccarello has two goals and three assists. The 35-year-old winger has collected 27 of his 63 points on the power play this season while adding 168 shots on net, 47 blocked shots and 24 PIM through 66 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Buries goal Sunday
Zuccarello scored a goal on three shots, added five hits and logged two PIM in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes.
Zuccarello got the Coyotes on the board at 5:32 of the first period. The 35-year-old has two goals and two assists during his three-game point streak, so it appears he'll be fine while Kirill Kaprizov (lower body) is out. Zuccarello is up to 22 tallies, 62 points, 167 shots on net, 42 hits, 47 blocked shots, 26 PIM and a plus-3 rating through 65 outings.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Crosses 60-point mark
Zuccarello scored a power-play goal on two shots and added an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Zuccarello snapped a 10-game goal drought, and this was his first multi-point effort in his last 12 outings. The 35-year-old didn't seem bothered by the absence of Kirill Kaprizov (lower body), but the Sharks are hardly a defensive force. Zuccarello crossed the 60-point mark Saturday and now has 21 tallies, 40 helpers, 26 power-play points, 164 shots on net and a plus-4 rating through 64 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Earns helper in win
Zuccarello posted an assist and five shots on goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Canucks.
Zuccarello set up Kirill Kaprizov's goal in the opening minute. This was Zuccarello's third helper over his last seven games. He doesn't have a goal in that span, but the Wild have tallied just 16 times over that stretch. The playmaking winger is up to 20 goals, 38 assists, 155 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 60 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Reaches 20-goal mark
Zuccarello netted a goal in Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win over Dallas on Friday.
Zuccarello scored on the power play at 6:37 of the third period to put the Wild up 1-0. It was his 20th goal and 55th point in 53 contests in 2022-23. Zuccarello is on a four-game point streak and has a goal and five points over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Provides two helpers vs. Colorado
Zuccarello assisted on both of the Wild's goals in a 3-2 loss to Colorado on Wednesday.
Zuccarello's first helper was recorded during a Minnesota power play. He has 19 goals and 54 points in 52 games this season. Zuccarello's been a steady presence lately, contributing at least a point in seven of his last eight contests.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Picks up assist
Zuccarello logged an assist in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Panthers.
Zuccarello has logged an assist in five of six games since he last scored a goal. The 35-year-old once again connected with linemate Kirill Kaprizov for the Wild's lone tally Monday. Zuccarello is up to 19 goals, 33 helpers, 137 shots on net, 40 blocked shots and a minus-4 rating through 51 appearances. He continues to be an excellent playmaker and an easy activation for fantasy managers.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Collects helper Monday
Zuccarello posted an assist, eight shots on goal and two PIM in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Coyotes.
Zuccarello earned his 30th assist of the season when he set up Kirill Kaprizov's opening tally in the second period. Since he missed two games with an upper-body injury in January, Zuccarello has racked up three goals and six assists in 10 contests. The 35-year-old is up to 49 points (20 on the power play), 132 shots on net, 37 blocked shots and a minus-3 rating through 47 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Goal and assist in overtime win
Zuccarello scored a goal and an assist on one shot, helping the Wild to a 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers on Thursday.
The second star of the game, Zuccarello scored the game-winning goal in overtime on a highlight reel coast-to-coast goal. He would also add an assist on Matthew Boldy's power-play goal. This game snaps Zuccarello's mini two-game pointless streak and gives him seven points in the month of January. On the season, the Norwegian forward has 19 goals and 47 points in 45 games.... See More ... See Less
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