Ryan Suter D MIN 2 Months

Coach Mike Yeo confirmed Suter (lower body) would play Thursday against the Flames, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The injury prevented Suter from taking part in Wednesday's practice, but he was back on the ice for Thursday's morning skate to verify his availability for the game. Suter has seen his offensive contributions tail off a bit this season, particularly as a goal scorer, but he still paces the NHL with an average of 29:37 TOI per game.

Ryan Suter D MIN 2 Months

Suter didn't participate practice Wednesday due to "a little discomfort," head coach Mike Yeo told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Suter was limping after Tuesday's game, but the injury wasn't though to be serious. He is expecte to play Thursday against Calgary.

Ryan Suter D MIN 2 Months

Suter assisted on Mikko Koivu's power-play goal and Thomas Vanek's even-strength tally Tuesday in a shootout loss to Detroit. He finished plus-2 with one shot on goal.

Goals are still hard to come by for Suter, who remains stuck on one for the year, but he does have three assists in the last three games on the heels of a nine-game stretch without a point. The nice plus-minus was good to see, too, as he'd gone a stunningly awful minus-12 over the prior seven games.

Ryan Suter D MIN 2 Months

Suter had four shots on goal, but was a minus-2, in Monday's loss to Columbus. He had missed the prior two games due to a suspension.

Suter had 30:11 of ice time as he continues to lead the NHL in average ice time. At least the two-game suspension gave him some rest.

Ryan Suter D MIN 2 Months

Suter has been suspended for two games for elbowing Pittsburgh's Steve Downie on Tuesday, the Wild's official site reports.

As a result, Suter will sit out Thursday's game at Buffalo and Saturday's home contest against Arizona. He'll be eligible to return to action on Jan. 19, against Columbus. With Suter -- who has 23 points in 40 games to date --currently suspended and Justin Falk injured, the Wild have recalled fellow blueliner Matt Dumba from AHL Iowa.

Ryan Suter D MIN 2 Months

Suter will have a hearing with the NHL on Wednesday and faces a possible suspension for hitting Steve Downie in the head with an elbow in Monday's loss to Pittsburgh, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Suter said the incident was an acccident as he was reaching for the puck when Downie skated into his arm. Suter had an assist during the game, but was a minus-4 as the Wild's blue line continues to struggle.

Ryan Suter D MIN 3 Months

Suter contributed a pair of assists in Saturday's loss to Nashville.

It's good times for Suter's fantasy owners. The 29-year-old has delivered 10 assists in his last eight games, putting him at 21 points (one goal) in 29 games on the season. While his goal total is shockingly low, his 66 shots on goal suggest he will start finding twine soon. He's one of the best fantasy defensemen around.

Ryan Suter D MIN 3 Months

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 4 Months

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 4 Months

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.