Sean Bergenheim LW MIN 2 months ago

Bergenheim missed Friday's practice with an illness, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Bergenheim has been a healthy scratch for the last two days, so the illness probably won't help his chances of returning to the lineup Saturday against the Red Wings. The Wild are expected to go with a fourth line of Kyle Brodziak, Erik Haula, and Jordan Schroeder on Saturday.

Sean Bergenheim LW MIN 2 months ago

Bergenheim won't play Thursday against the Rangers, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Bergenheim looks to be the odd man out with several Wild forwards returning from injuries.

Sean Bergenheim LW MIN 2 months ago

Bergenheim will likely be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Kings, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Bergenheim will head to the bench with Ryan Carter back from a shoulder injury. It's not clear if Bergenheim is getting a night off amid back-to-back games or if he'll now regularly be a healthy scratch.

Sean Bergenheim LW MIN 3 months ago

Bergenheim scored his ninth goal of the season in Tuesday's win over New Jersey. He had five shots on goal in 11:33 of ice time despite being demoted to the fourth line with Erik Haula and Kyle Brodziak, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Bergenheim had been in slump with no points in six games and was called out for a lack of forechecking by head coach Mike Yeo. Bergenheim was in danger of being a healthy scratch, but his strong outing could get him more ice time.

Sean Bergenheim LW MIN 3 months ago

Bergenheim was on the ice for 12:41 in his Wild debut in Thursday's win over Nashville and had four shots on goal. He skated on the third line with Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It was his first game since Feb. 12 as he'd been a healthy scratch with Carolina before his trade to the Wild. It looks like Bergenheim will get steady top-6 ice time with Minnesota.

Sean Bergenheim LW MIN 3 months ago

Bergenheim will make his Wild debut Thursday against the Predators, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Somewhat surprisingly, Bergenheim is expected to to open the game as a member of the Wild's top trio, slotting in alongside Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek. Bergenheim didn't receive much duty in a top-six role during his time with the Panthers this season, which was reflected in his modest totals of eight goals and 10 assists in 39 games. With more dynamic playmakers skating next to him, Bergenheim might have a chance at gaining fantasy relevance outside of merely very deep leagues.

Sean Bergenheim LW MIN 3 months ago

The Panthers traded Bergenheim and a 2016 seventh-round draft pick to the Wild on Tuesday in exchange for a 2016 third-round draft choice.

Bergenheim had been a healthy scratch for the last several games and had vented his frustration to Panthers management, who were willing to accommodate his wishes. The 30-year-old's arrival in Minnesota will help restore some depth on the wing, as the team is without all of Ryan Carter, Jason Zucker, and Matt Cooke to long-term injuries. Expect Bergenheim to serve in a third- or fourth-line role with his new club, which likely won't lend itself to much fantasy appeal. He's cobbled together eight goals and 18 points in 39 points for the Panthers this season.

Sean Bergenheim LW MIN 3 months ago

Bergenheim is slated to be a scratch for Sunday's game against the Blues, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.Meanwhile, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel suggests that Bergenheim -- who has requested a trade from the Panthers -- has likely played his last game with the team.

Sean Bergenheim LW MIN 3 months ago

Bergenheim was a healthy scratch for the fourth time in six games in Friday night's loss to the Stars and has requested a trade, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Bergenheim has seen his playing time evaporate recently, despite being tied for seventh on the team with 18 points. Regardless of where he ends up, Even in the deepest leagues, Bergenheim is not fantasy relevant until he starts playing more.

Sean Bergenheim LW MIN 3 months ago

Bergenheim (illness) will reenter the lineup Tuesday against the Ducks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.Bergenheim had been scratched the previous three games by the Panthers, though his bout with the flu isn't believed to be responsible for all of the absences. Instead, it seems to be the case where the 34-year-old just doesn't have a firm grip on a regular lineup spot anymore, which seems justifiable given his moderate (18 points in 37 games) production this season.