Ryan Suter D MIN 4 months ago

Suter captured a power-play assist in Friday's Game 5 victory over the Blues.

Suter's first point of the postseason came when he set up Mikko Koivu, whose shot attempt deflected off the skate of the Blues' Jay Bouwmeester and into the net. The blueliner logged 27:19 of action Friday and is still viewed as the team's top defenseman, but his offensive production has slid this season. In the 82 games he's played (including the postseason), Suter has generated just two goals on 154 shots, resulting in a 1.2 percent shooting rate.

Ryan Suter D MIN 5 months ago

Suter (rest) will not play Saturday against the Blues, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Both the Blues and Wild are resting a number of key players with their playoff spots secure, while also exhibiting a bit of gamesmanship due to the high probability of the two teams facing each other in the first round. Suter will finish the regular season with two goals and 38 points over 77 games.

Ryan Suter D MIN 5 months ago

Suter was credited with two assists and a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blues.

With 33 assists in 68 games, Suter is on track to surpass his production from a season earlier in the category, despite averaging less ice time and already missing four games due to injury. However, it's looking likely that he'll fail to crack the 40-point mark for a second straight season, due mainly to some rotten luck in the goal-scoring department. He's lit the lamp just twice this season, with his 1.5 percent shooting rate representing his lowest mark since his rookie year with Nashville in 2005-06.

Ryan Suter D MIN 6 months ago

Suter picked up a secondary assist in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Capitals.

Suter had gone the previous eight games without a point, so the helper was sorely needed. The veteran defenseman is averaging 29:11 of ice time per game, which ranks second in the NHL behind defenseman Drew Doughty of the Kings. It must be discouraging for Suter's fantasy owners that he's doing so little with heavy ice time, but he's a proven commodity and not someone you want to give up on.

Ryan Suter D MIN 7 months ago

Suter registered a power-play goal and an assist in Monday's 5-3 win over the Canucks.Suter has been finding his way back onto the scoresheet with more regularity lately. With 28 points in 48 contests he's on pace for a career-high and could reach the 50-point mark with a strong final push to end the season. The goal was just his second of the season, and the first since the opening game of the year, but his assists keep him as a decent point-scoring option on the blueline.

Ryan Suter D MIN 7 months ago

Suter (lower body) had an assist and was plus-1 in 27:55 of ice time in Sunday's win over Vancouver. "We were going to give it a break. But I felt better," Suter told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Yesterday when I went to sleep, I didn't think I was going to play. This morning I woke up and it felt good."

The Wild were considering giving him a rest not worsen the injury, but apparently that is no longer a concern. Suter has turned around his season after a six-week slump as he has three assists and is plus-4 in his last four games.

Ryan Suter D MIN 7 months ago

Suter(lower body) was part of line rushes alongside Jonas Brodin, indicating he will likely play against the Canucks, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Suter was initially expected to miss Sunday's contest, ending a long streak of consecutive starts, but it appears he will give it a go Sunday. Unless he receives another update indicating he's out, consider him good to go Sunday.

Ryan Suter D MIN 7 months ago

Suter (lower body) is expected to attempt warmups before Sunday's game before determining his official status for the game, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Tribune reports.

The news gives owners some hope that Suter could be in the lineup, as he was reportedly expected to miss the contest. He should receive an update with an official status closer to the opening faceoff.

Ryan Suter D MIN 7 months ago

Coach Mike Yeo indicated that Suter (lower body) isn't certain to play Sunday against the Canucks, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The injury had previously put Suter's status in question for Thursday's game against the Flames, but he ended up suiting up, though he saw his a nearly six-minute reduction in ice time from his usual average. Yeo said the team would revisit Suter's condition Sunday morning before a decision on his availability is made.

Ryan Suter D MIN 7 months ago

Coach Mike Yeo confirmed Suter (lower body) would play Thursday against the Flames, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The injury prevented Suter from taking part in Wednesday's practice, but he was back on the ice for Thursday's morning skate to verify his availability for the game. Suter has seen his offensive contributions tail off a bit this season, particularly as a goal scorer, but he still paces the NHL with an average of 29:37 TOI per game.