Marco Scandella D MIN 11 Days

Scandella (head) will be activated from injured reserve and suit up for Saturday's game against the Coyotes.

Scandella had been skating on his own the last few days, but only resumed practicing with the rest of the team during Saturday's gameday skate. Though teams normally feel more comfortable having injured players practicing for multiple days before clearing them to play, Scandella didn't look to be limited during the session, participating fully in all drills. With the blueliner seemingly poised to log his usual 20-plus minutes of ice time Saturday, he's probably safe for fantasy owners to plug back into their lineups. Even after the injury setback, Scandella is still poised to blow past last season's total of 17 points, as he's already amassed nine goals and six assists over 34 contests.

Marco Scandella D MIN 13 Days

Scandella (head) is considered close to returning to action, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Scandella resumed skating Monday and figures to get in a couple of practices over the next few days to prove his upper-body injury is no longer a concern. After Thursday's match in Buffalo, the Wild will have three more games for Scandella to try to prepare for before the All-Star break commences.

Marco Scandella D MIN 14 Days

Scandella (head) has been placed on IR by the Wild, the team's official site reports.

The move to place Scandella -- who has missed four games with an upper-body injury -- on IR, was made retroactive to Jan. 6. Prior to being forced out of the Wild's lineup, Scandella had recorded nine goals and 15 points in 34 games.

Marco Scandella D MIN 15 Days

Scandella (head) resumed skating Monday.

The blueliner is set to skate again Tuesday, but won't be a lineup option for the Wild's game later in the evening against the Penguins. It will be the fourth game in a row Scandella will have missed due to the head injury, which has prevented him from practicing with the rest of the team.

Marco Scandella D MIN 18 Days

Coach Mike Yeo said after Saturday's loss to the Predators that Scandella (head) wouldn't travel with the team to Chicago for Sunday's game, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Wild aren't expected to hold a practice Sunday morning, so there wouldn't have been an opportunity for the coaching staff to see Scandella back on the ice. Scandella could join the Wild at some point later in their road trip.

Marco Scandella D MIN 18 Days

Scandella (head) will not play Saturday against the Predators.

Scandella is being treated as day-to-day with his injury, but since he hasn't resumed practicing just yet with the team, he'll be forced to sit out a second straight match.

Marco Scandella D MIN 20 Days

Scandella (head) reported improvement with his condition Thursday, according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Scandella will be forced to miss Thursday's game against the Blackhawks, but it looks like the Wild are viewing him as day-to-day at this point. If he's able to get in a full practice Friday, Scandella will have a good chance at reclaiming a lineup spot Saturday versus the Predators.

Marco Scandella D MIN 21 Days

Scandella (head) will miss Thursday's game against the Blackhawks.

Scandella was hit in head by the puck in the second period of Tuesday's game against Sharks, causing him to miss the third period and overtime. He will now miss at least Thursday's game because of the injury with Stu Bickel likely drawing into the lineup if Nate Prosser (illness) is unable to go. Scandella's next opportunity to return will come Saturday against the Predators.

Marco Scandella D MIN 22 Days

Scandella missed the final period of Tuesday's overtime loss to the Sharks after getting hit in the head with a puck in the second period, the Associated Press reports.

The Wild are already without Nate Prosser and Keith Ballard on the blue line and had to bring up Justin Falk as a reinforcement Tuesday, so they'd be forced to go into deep-scramble mode if Scandella was forced to miss any further time.

Marco Scandella D MIN 27 Days

Scandella could replace Ryan Sutter at the point on the Wild's power play, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Wild's power play has struggled this season and Suter is in a slump while Scandella is thriving.