Ryan Suter D MIN 2 Months

Ryan Suter missed Tuesday's morning skate because of a dental appointment.

"Scheduled cleaning," coach Mike Yeo said, smiling. "So that's why he was not there." It isn't certain if he was joking or not, but Suter is expected to play in Game 6, which is all that matters.

Ryan Suter D MIN 3 Months

Ryan Suter may have hurt his left shoulder or arm in the second period of Tuesday's 4-0 win over Chicago.

He left for the dressing room after a collision with Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa, but he returned for the third period and appeared to be all right. Coach Mike Yeo said the incident was "really nothing" and Suter wasn't among the team's players who received medical treatment on Wednesday.

Ryan Suter D MIN 3 Months

Ryan Suter collected two assists in Minnesota's Game 6 victory over Colorado on Monday night.

The workhorse defender logged 26:41 of ice time in the match. Suter has four points in six games versus the Avalanche in the series, which will be decided in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

Ryan Suter D MIN 3 Months

Ryan Suter scored a goal in Minnesota's 5-4 overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.

Wild defenseman Suter broke a 1-1 tie at 11:05 of the second period on a power-play goal when he moved in from the blue line and put a screen shot past Semyon Varlamov, but it wasn't enough for the Wild. Suter logged 31:11 of ice time in the match, which was more than anyone else in the game. Charlie Coyle, Erik Haula and Kyle Brodziak also scored for the Wild, while Zach Parise added two helpers in the loss.

Ryan Suter D MIN 4 Months

Ryan Suter potted the game-tying goal with 65 seconds remaining in regulation to help the Wild earn a 3-2 shootout win against Boston.

His eighth goal of the season gave Minnesota the opportunity to clinch a playoff spot and they took advantage of it. Suter logged 31:14 of ice time in the match and he was assessed four minutes in penalties. He has 43 points and a plus-16 rating in 80 matches.

Ryan Suter D MIN 4 Months

Ryan Suter logged just 28:55 of ice time in Thursday's win over the New York Rangers.

That's a lot of playing time for most NHL skaters, but for Suter it was his second-lowest total in his past 13 games. Suter ranks first in the league with 29:55 of playing time per match. Coach Mike Yeo would like to scale back his top defender's ice time a little. "Honestly, I feel good," Suter said. "When I came back from the Olympics, mentally, I think I was a little drained. Last two games, I felt good and felt like I had a lot more jump and was back on track. It's mental. Some games are harder than others." He has 35 points and 117 blocks in 66 games.

Ryan Suter D MIN 5 Months

Ryan Suter wasn't happy with Team USA after their 1-0 loss to Canada.

Suter described the American's play as "terrible," adding, "it's tough to win when you don't play in the offensive zone." Canada did manage to neutralize the United States' offense for a large portion of their semifinals match by keeping the game in the American zone, but Canada also deserves a lot of credit for its defensive play. The story of this game wasn't that the Americans choked, it was that the Canadians did a better job of executing their game plan of controlling the play and winning the middle of the ice.

Ryan Suter D MIN 5 Months

Ryan Suter collected three assists for the United States in a 5-2 victory against the Czech Republic in Wednesday's quarterfinal contest.

He had a helper on three straight Team USA goals, by Dustin Brown, David Backes and Zach Parise, after the Czechs tied the game at 1-1. Suter leads the team in average ice time at 23:08 per contest. Toronto wingers Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk also scored for the U.S. in the victory. They will face Canada in the semifinals.

Ryan Suter D MIN 6 Months

Ryan Suter tickled the twine in the Wild's 3-2 overtime win over the Stars on Saturday night.

The workhorse defenseman also logged 32:15 of ice time in the win, easily the most in the game. He has six goals and 31 points on the season. Other scorers for the Wild included Erik Haula, his first career, and Nate Prosser, who had the game-winner.

Ryan Suter D MIN 7 Months

Ryan Suter has been named the third star of the week.

The workhorse blueliner led all NHL rearguards with four goals and tied for first among blueliners with six points in three games. Suter recorded his first career hat trick in Saturday's 5-3 win over Washington.