Marco Scandella D MIN 4 months ago

Scandella was plus-3 with an assist Sunday, helping the Wild to a series-clinching win against the Blues in Game 6.

The helper was a nifty one, as Scandella had to fight through heavy traffic along the boards in order to drop the puck off to Justin Fontaine for the score. Scandella posted a plus-5 rating in the opening round of the playoffs, which currently has him tied with five other skaters for the league lead in the plus/minus category.

Marco Scandella D MIN 4 months ago

Scandella scored the Wild's only goal in a 4-1 loss to the Blues in Game 2 of their first-round series.

He broke his stick on the shot, but it somehow fooled Jake Allen to trigger the red light. He's been surprisingly offensive in his last four games, potting three goals.

Marco Scandella D MIN 5 months ago

Scandella potted his 10th goal of the season in Thursday's 4-2 victory over the Predators.

After tallying only seven career goals in his 165 games entering the 2014-15 season, Scandella's increased ability to find the net has been quite staggering. While he's been aided by a 9.3 shooting percentage, that's only three points ahead of his career rate, which suggests he's not benefiting from an inordinate amount of puck luck. Seasons of double-digit goals could very well become the norm for Scandella, who turned 25 in February.

Marco Scandella D MIN 5 months ago

Scandealla (upper body) will be back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blues.

Wild coach Mike Yeo confirmed what was already expected, as Scandella will finally get back in the lineup, after missing nine consecutive games. Christian Folin will likely be a healthy scratch Saturday.

Marco Scandella D MIN 5 months ago

Scandella (upper body) will likely return for Saturday's game against the Blues, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Scandella was a full participant at Friday's practice, so he's expected to take Christian Folin's spot in the lineup, after missing each of the last nine games.

Marco Scandella D MIN 5 months ago

Scandella (upper body) is hoping to return by Saturday's game against the Blues, Chris Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Scandella will miss his eighth straight game Tuesday against the Predators, but showed evidence that a return is forthcoming by participating in practice Monday. Though injuries have been a stumbling block for Scandella, he's still enjoying the best season of his career, producing nine goals, 20 points, and 52 PIM over 53 games.

Marco Scandella D MIN 6 months ago

Scandella (upper body) was present at practice Monday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Per the report, though Scandella won't play Tuesday against the Preds, a return Thursday against the Capitals or Saturday against the Blues is plausible for the blueliner, who has been out since Feb. 28.

Marco Scandella D MIN 6 months ago

Scandella (upper body) appears highly unlikely to play next Tuesday against the Predators, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Wild previously ruled Scandella out for the team's two weekend games a day earlier, and with the blueliner still failing to notice much progress in his recovery, he'll now be sidelined until at least the latter half of the upcoming week. He was on the ice Friday morning, but isn't able to shoot the puck with full force just yet.

Marco Scandella D MIN 6 months ago

Scandella (undisclosed) will likely miss the next three games, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Already expected to miss games on Tuesday and Friday, Scandella is now considered unlikely to play in Saturday's game against the Blues. His timetable has been pushed back a few times, so it wouldn't be wise to count on a return next week.

Marco Scandella D MIN 6 months ago

Scandella (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game, and will likely miss Friday as well, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Scandella's timetable has been pushed back multiple times due to setbacks, and it appears he still isn't ready to return. While Friday hasn't been completely ruled out, he seems doubtful at best for the contest, which would then make Saturday the next possible return date.