Marco Scandella D MIN 3 Days

Scandella scored a goal for the second straight game Tuesday, striking on his only shot on goal in a 5-2 loss to the Flyers.

The tally -- Scandella's third in the last four games to go with an assist -- was a big one at the time, as it drew the Wild within a 2-1 margin. Scandella now has a stunning eight goals to go with five assists on the year, so he's somewhat quietly been a very valuable fantasy blueliner. He's now more than doubled his career goal total in just 28 games this season.

Marco Scandella D MIN 6 Days

Scandella impressed Saturday, scoring a power-play goal, adding an assist, blocking four shots, and dishing out three hits in a loss to Nashville.

Scandella has delivered of late, recording three goals and five points in his last eight games. The 24-year-old has been a fantasy gem this season, scoring a career-high seven goals and recording 12 points in 27 games. Averaging 22:01 of ice time, the blueliner has hit his stride in his fifth NHL season, potting three-game-winning goals, recording 55 shots on goal, and helping fantasy owners with 38 PIM. He's somebody you should be looking at right now. What a stud.

Marco Scandella D MIN 11 Days

Scandella will return from a two-game suspension in Chicago on Tuesday.

Jared Spurgeon is out with an illness, so the Wild need to have all hands on deck in order to avoid becoming too thinned out on the blue line.

Marco Scandella D MIN 16 Days

Scandella has been suspended two games for his illegal check on the Islanders' Brock Nelson in Tuesday's game, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Scandella was fined but not suspended for an illegal check less than two weeks ago, but he did not avoid a suspension this time around. Scandal will sit out games Thursday and Saturday before returning to action next Tuesday against the Blackhawks.

Marco Scandella D MIN 17 Days

Scandella will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Thursday for his illegal check to the head of the Islanders' Brock Nelson on Tuesday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Wild are already planning to recall Justin Falk from AHL Iowa in anticipation of Scandella's absence. The blueliner narrowly avoided a suspension and was instead handed a fine for an illegal check to the head less than two weeks ago, but the league will probably look at his case with less sympathy this time around. Don't plan on having Scandella available for at least Thursday's game against the Sharks.

Marco Scandella D MIN 27 Days

Scandella agreed to a five-year extension with the Wild on Saturday.

Scandella's deal will keep him in Minnesota through the 2019-20 season. Scandella has appeared in 184 games with the Wild and has tallied five goals, three assists, and 32 PIM in 20 games this season.

Marco Scandella D MIN 28 Days

Scandella scored his fifth goal of the season, an overtime winner, in Friday's 5-4 victory over Dallas.

It's his second overtime goal this season. After a slow start, Scandella has three goals and one assist in his last six games.

Marco Scandella D MIN 1 Month

Scandella scored a goal for the second consecutive game and notched a power-play assist in Thursday's win over the Flyers.

Scandella's off to another slow start offensively this year -- a modest six points in 16 games -- but there's some promise here. Intriguingly, he's taken 33 shots -- about doubling his shots-per-game average from last year. And he's looked great since missing a couple games with an illness.

Marco Scandella D MIN 1 Month

Scandella scored the game winning goal in overtime in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Jets.

Returning from an illness, Scandella was able to salvage a win in overtime after the team blew a 3-0 third period lead. The goal was his third of the year, matching a career high that he should easily surpass. He logged 24:58 of ice time and could be worth consideration in leagues in which he's still available.

Marco Scandella D MIN 1 Month

Scandella (illness) was on the ice for warmups, and is expected to play Sunday against the Jets, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Scandella was paired with Nate Prosser in warmups, meaning he should be in the lineup. He and Jonas Brodin are believed to have been dealing with the mumps, but Scandella's must have been less severe.