Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 weeks ago

Granlund assisted on both Minnesota goals -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Capitals.

He'd gone three straight off the scoresheet -- including going without a shot in the last two -- entering Thursday's action, but you can't keep a slick playmaker like Granlund down for long. Still, this has been a bit of a disappointing campaign for the 23-year-old, as he owns only a modest 32 points in 57 games, a scoring rate lower than last year's. A cool start to the year and a wrist injury derailed this campaign to some degree, but he's still got as much long-term upside as anyone.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 3 weeks ago

Granlund scored the game-winning goal and had an assist in Friday's win over Carolina.

Granlund has heated up of late, recording a plus-7 rating in his last three games and compiling 11 points in his last 11 games. Centering the top line with Zach parise and Jason Pominville, Granlund is worth looking at right now, as he's an elite playmaker and has a very unique skill set. Keep in mind that while he sports an impressive plus-16 rating, he's only picked up 12 PIM and rarely shoots the puck. If you're looking for points though, give this guy a look.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 4 weeks ago

Granlund set up both of Matt Dumba's goals, accounting for all of the Wild's offense in regulation, Tuesday in a shootout win over Ottawa.

He's got three helpers in the last two games and seven points in his last six, with a plus-6 rating and six PIM in that span to boot. It's been a disappointing campaign for Granlund, who's missed time to injury and owns only six goals and 27 points in 49 games, but he can erase the bad memories with a strong finish to the season. At just 23 years old, he's got plenty of upside that's yet to be realized, as Granlund was a point-per-game producer as a teenager in the Finnish professional league.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 1 month ago

Granlund recorded two assists and went plus-3 in Saturday's victory over the Hurricanes.The two assists helped Granlund snap a four-game point drought. Because he doesn't attempt many shots, Granlund's production often crests and troughs with the Wild's as a whole. He'll need linemate Tomas Vanek to heat up if he hopes to start collecting assists again with more frequency.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 months ago

Granlund picked up two assists -- on at even strength and one with the extra skater -- in Sunday's win over the Canucks.

The power-play assist was just Granlund's fourth of the season. The 22-year-old remains roster-worthy in mid-sized formats, but it doesn't appear that the breakout some might have hoped for in his third NHL season will materialize in 2014-15.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 months ago

Granlund (wrist) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday.

As expected, Granlund will slot back into the lineup after missing the Wild's previous 13 games. The 22-year-old, who has 15 points in 32 games this season, will center Zach Parise and Thomas Vanek on Tuesday.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 months ago

Granlund (wrist) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Oilers., Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Granlund has missed nearly a month due to his wrist injury, but appears ready to return to the lineup. The 22-year-old center has posted 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 32 games this season, and will look to add to his totals as the second half kicks off Tuesday.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 months ago

Granlund (wrist) won't play Tuesday against the Red Wings, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Per the report, coach Mike Yeo hopes to have Granlund back in the team's lineup after the NHL All-Star break, when the Wild take on the Oilers on Jan. 27.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 months ago

Coach Mike Yeo indicated that Granlund (wrist) could play Tuesday against Detroit.

Granlund won't play Monday against Columbus, but it looks like there's a chance that he may be able to squeeze one game in before the NHL All-Star break.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 months ago

Granlund (wrist) won't play Monday against Columbus.

Coach Mike Yeo relayed that Granlund wasn't involved in any contact drills during Sunday's practice, however at this point, the team has yet to rule Granlund out for Tuesday's game against Detroit.