Ryan Suter D MIN 5 Days

Suter delivered two power-play assists in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over Arizona.

He missed time with the mumps, but has still strung together seven points -- all assists -- in his last five games. He's a top-15 offensive defender and that makes him a great number two man on any fantasy blue line.

Ryan Suter D MIN 9 Days

Suter returned from the mumps with three assists -- one on the power play -- Tuesday in a 5-4 win over the Isles.

Suter was key to the Wild's comeback from 3-0 and 4-1 deficits, assisting on Jason Pominville's goal to get the Wild on the board and then helping out on the game-tying and game-winning tallies. He ended up missing just two games with the ailment and now has a three-game point streak dating back to before his illness.

Ryan Suter D MIN 10 Days

Suter (illness) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Islanders, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

The Wild missed their TOI leader while he was out, but he looks poised to return now that he's over his recent case of the mumps. The blueliner racked up a goal, 12 assists, and a plus-10 rating in 23 games before suffering the injury.

Ryan Suter D MIN 13 Days

Suter (mumps) will not play Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He was able to participate in the pre-game skate which suggests he could return shortly.

Ryan Suter D MIN 13 Days

Suter (mumps) was present for the Wild's morning skate Friday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Suter was formally diagnosed with the mumps Thursday morning, but it sounds like the worst of the symptoms have subsided at this point. Still, the Wild have yet to rule him active for Friday's game against the Ducks, so it's worthwhile to follow up on his status during the Wild's pregame warmups in the event he's held out for a second straight game.

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Suter (illness) has been diagnosed with the mumps virus, but isn't being ruled out from playing Friday versus the Ducks, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Suter becomes the fifth Minnesota defenseman to succumb to the illness, which quite remarkably, hasn't afflicted a player from any other position on the Wild roster. While the mumps has caused multi-game absences for all of those who have previously been diagnosed with it, Suter reported improvement with his condition Thursday, though he wasn't able to practice. Still, he'll need to show some dramatic progress in his recovery over the next 24 hours to have a legitimate chance at playing Friday. If he can't go as expected, look for Marco Scandella to assume his spot on the Wild's top pairing once again.

Ryan Suter D MIN 15 Days

Suter (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Canadiens and had blood work done to see if he might be dealing with the mumps, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

While Suter hasn't experienced the swollen glands typical of the virus, coach Mike Yeo did say that the defensemen had some symptoms that concerned the team. If doctors determine that Suter has the mumps, he'd become the fifth blueliner on the team to have been affected by it. Jonas Brodin, Christian Folin, Marco Scandella and Keith Ballard all missed multiple games with the virus.

Ryan Suter D MIN 16 Days

Suter sat out Tuesday' practice due to an illness but expects to play Wednesday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Suter is not totally healthy, but it sound like he will be healthy enough to play Wednesday against the Canadiens.

Ryan Suter D MIN 1 Month

Suter was charged with four penalties and spent a total of eight minutes in the box during Sunday's win over the Jets.

The penalties put too much of a dent into Suter's league-leading minutes total, as he saw only about 50 seconds less of ice time than the 29:13 he's averaging for the season. The blueliner was able to finish the game with a plus-1 rating to bring his mark up to plus-10 over 17 games, but he's fallen into a bit of a scoring drought of late. Suter has collected only one point over his last six contests.

Ryan Suter D MIN 1 Month

Suter picked up an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Penguins.

Suter has now registered an assist in five of the team's last six contests, to give him seven on the season. He's been as dependable on the blue line as expected, with a plus-10 rating and an average of 29:00 minutes of ice time to go along with his eight points in 11 games. He should continue to be among the top defensemen going forward.