Marco Scandella D MIN 5 Days

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 9 Days

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 9 Days

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.

Marco Scandella D MIN 11 Days

Scandella (illness) isn't traveling with the Wild to Dallas for Saturday's game against the Stars, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Both Scandella and Jonas Brodin are believed to be dealing with the mumps virus and will be kept away from the team until their symptoms begin to dissipate. The illness is believed to have afflicted Keith Ballard and Christian Folin earlier this season, costing them eight and five games, respectively. Scandella could be looking at a similar length of absence, which may force the Wild to place him on IR in order to bring up some blue line reinforcements from the minors.

Marco Scandella D MIN 12 Days

Scandella is dealing with an illness and will not play Thursday against the Sabres, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Scandella and Jonas Brodin are both experiencing the same glandular swelling that blueliner Keith Ballard had earlier this season, suggesting both could have cases of the mumps. The illness appears to be linked to the team's trip earlier this season to Anaheim, as both the Wild and Blues had several players feeling sick a few days after traveling there for games, while the Ducks' own Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin are currently recovering from the viral infection as well. Ballard was forced to miss several games and required an IR stint as a result of his illness, and it's certainly possible that Scandella and Brodin could be looking at extended absences as well. Both will retain the day-to-day tag for now while the Wild monitor their condition.

Marco Scandella D MIN 1 Month

Scandella gathered a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-2 demolition of the Bolts.

Scandella had made his mark primarily in his own zone prior to Saturday's game, but he factored prominently into the Wild's offensive outburst against Tampa, finishing as the top star on the night. He'll probably show flashes of offense every now and then, but the 24-year-old isn't likely to serve as much more than deep league roster filler this season.

Marco Scandella D MIN 1 Month

Scandella had three shots on goal and was a plus-two in Thursday's win over Phoenix.

Scandella doesn't have a point this season but he's played solid defense as he's plus-five and has seven blocked shots. Sandella's value isn't in scoring points, but it looks like he's set for another strong year with plus/minus and other defensive stats.

Marco Scandella D MIN 7 Months

Marco Scandella scored a goal in a 4-2 loss to Colorado on Saturday.

Scandella has two points in two playoff games. That matches his total from the 2013 postseason, when Minnesota was eliminated in the first round by Chicago in five contests.

Marco Scandella D MIN 9 Months

Marco Scandella (knee) will return Monday night.

He has missed three games with a sprained MCL. Scandella has 16 points, 76 blocks and a plus-10 rating in 55 games this season.

Marco Scandella D MIN 9 Months

Marco Scandella (knee) might be available to return on Friday.

He has already been ruled out for Thursday's meeting with Edmonton. Scandella would've missed more games if his injury didn't occur right before the Olympic break, but because of the time off Thursday's match will be just the second one he has missed with a sprained MCL.