Kyle Brodziak C MIN 1 Month
Kyle Brodziak might serve as a right winger on Friday based on Wednesday's practice lines.
That would give Brodziak an opportunity to play with Nino Niederreiter and Mikko Koivu. Brodziak has just two goals and four points in 13 games this season, but he would be worth a closer look if that line ends up sticking together.
Kyle Brodziak C MIN 2 Months
Kyle Brodziak had a big fantasy night as a fourth liner Thursday.
The center, who had a terrible 2013 season with only eight goals and 12 points in 48 games, had an assist, three hits, three shots on goal and lost only two of nine faceoffs. "I was really happy to see him, the way he was skating, he looked really confident out there, winning his battles," coach Mike Yeo said. "He has to be physical, and he had a couple real good hits and that has to be part of his game. We can only say it so many times, 'Let's hit the reset button and everything,' but we're kidding ourselves if we think it's not in the back of our minds. For him to get off to a good start, I think that really allows him to hit that refresh button and focus on this year now." Don't pick him up yet in fantasy pools as he is still a fourth line player but he could be considered if he moves up the depth chart.
Kyle Brodziak C MIN 3 Months
Kyle Brodziak is looking to bounce back after a poor 2013 season.
Brodziak had only eight goals and 12 points in 48 games as well as a minus-18 rating during the truncated 2013 season after a 22 goal, 44 point season in 2011-12. Brodziak had pneumonia at the start of last season and never quite recovered but is now healthy heading into 2013-14. "My message to him is he does not need to apologize for last season," coach Mike Yeo said. "Now, are we hoping for a little bit more? For sure we are, there's no question. ... He has a huge role on our team, I think he looks great, he's really taken care of himself and the biggest thing for him and for us right now is just making sure his confidence is high." He played with Matt Cooke and Torrey Mitchell on Friday. Brodziak should return to the 20 goal, 40 point mark this season but your league needs to be deep in order for Brodziak to be selected.
Kyle Brodziak C MIN 5 Months
Coach Mike Yeo expects a return to form for Kyle Brodziak.
Brodziak had a less than stellar season in 2013 with only eight goals and 12 points in 48 games after a 22 goal, 44 point season in 2011-12. The Wild lost veterans Matt Cullen, Cal Clutterbuck, Devin Setoguchi and Pierre-Marc Bouchard to free agency and trades in the off-season and need Brodziak to get back to the 20 goal mark. We shall see.
Kyle Brodziak C MIN 10 Months
Kyle Brodziak finally scored his first goal of the season in the Wild's 2-1 shootout win.
Brodzaik is usually an alright complementary scorer as a third line center, but he has struggled mightily out of the gate. He's not a fantasy option and is a player that is more valuable on the ice than in the box score. Look elsewhere for fantasy options.
Kyle Brodziak C MIN Apr 04 '12
Kyle Brodziak was clipped in the face by skate in Nashville on Tuesday, but he participated in Wednesday's practice and is expected to wear protection for the final two games of the regular season.
"He's a little bruised," coach Mike Yeo said. "There's a nasty cut there. One thing about Brodzie is he's tough. Not tough as in he's going to get in 15 fights a year. Tough as in you see him block shots. You see times when he comes off the ice and he's hurt. Then, 30 seconds later, he's back and hasn't missed a shift. He's a real tough hockey player." Brodziak has had a career-year offensively in 2011-12 with 22 goals and 44 points in 80 matches.
Kyle Brodziak C MIN Mar 17 '12
Kyle Brodziak scored a goal and recorded two assists in a 5-3 loss Saturday.
Nick Johnson and Erik Christensen each scored a goal in the losing effort. Steven Kampfer, Tom Gilbert, Marco Scandella, and Cal Clutterbuck each assisted on one of the Wild's three goals.
Kyle Brodziak C MIN Mar 09 '12
Kyle Brodziak potted a goal in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 shootout victory against the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night.
The center's 17 goals mark a career high, and with 33 points, he's bound to set a new career high in that department as well. He's just four off. He hasn't been a great plus/minus player (negative-17), but he has 62 penalty minutes, so he has some worth in deeper leagues. Steven Kampfer potted his first of the season. Darroll Powe, Matt Cullen and Devin Setoguchi had the assists.