Kyle Brodziak C MIN 28 Days

Brodziak was a healthy scratch in Thursday's win over Philadelphia.

Brodziak had a two-point game on Nov. 13 but was a minus-2 the next two games. He may be a frequent healthy scratch as the Wild's defensive-minded center on a last line.

Kyle Brodziak C MIN 1 Month

Brodziak doubled his season point total Thursday with a goal and an assist in a win over the Sabres.

He'd managed two goals and zero assists in nine games coming in, so the helper was actually his first of the year. Brodziak doesn't chip in enough offense or secondary stats to be useful except in very deep leagues.

Kyle Brodziak C MIN 1 Month

Brodziak (paternity) is set to join the Wild in Ottawa in time for Thursday's game, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Brodziak wasn't present for the morning skate after he was away from the team to witness the birth of his second child, but he'll make a separate flight to Ottawa and likely arrive at some point in the afternoon. Coach Mike Yeo indicated he planned on using Brodziak on Thursday, likely as the center for the Wild's fourth line.

Kyle Brodziak C MIN 1 Month

Brodziak missed practice Wednesday to be with his expecting wife, but will join the Wild on their road trip, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Brodziak shouldn't miss anything unless something unexpected comes up. He should play Thursday against the Canadiens as the team embarks on a three-game road trip.

Kyle Brodziak C MIN 2 Months

Brodziak's first two goals of the year brought the Wild back from a 3-1 third-period deficit Thursday against the Sharks, and they'd eventually go on to a 4-3 win in the shootout. He went plus-2 with four shots on the night.

Just over five minutes after his first goal of the year brought the Wild within one, Brodziak struck with his second. They were also his first points of the year, as he'd been silenced in his first three outings.

Kyle Brodziak C MIN 2 Months

Brodziak was a healthy scratch in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay. He's been a healthy scratch in four consecutive games.

Brodziak looks stuck on the bench in favor of Ryan Carter at this point.

Kyle Brodziak C MIN 2 Months

Brodziak was a healthy scratch in Friday's loss to Anaheim.

Brodziak typically won't be the odd man out, but the Wild are healthy and want to get other players ice time early in the year.

Kyle Brodziak C MIN 3 Months

Brodziak (back) took part in practice Wednesday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

It doesn't appear that the back issue that kept Brodziak out of commission the previous three days is anything that will impact his availability for the start of the regular season. He's on tap to open the campaign as the Wild's fourth-line center. Relative to other checking-line players, Brodziak won't offer as much fantasy value in the form of PIM and hit totals, but he does present more upside as a scorer.

Kyle Brodziak C MIN 3 Months

Brodziak (back) is not practicing Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Brodziak continues to recover from a back ailment that's kept him out of action for the past three days. He missed the team's preseason opener against the Jets on Monday and his status is up in the air for Thursday's contest against Pittsburgh.

Kyle Brodziak C MIN 3 Months

Brodziak hasn't skated either of the last two days due to a back ailment, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The injury will keep Brodziak out of the Wild's preseason opener Monday against the Jets, but the team isn't classifying the ailment as a major concern. Brodziak is probably again ticketed for fourth-line duty with the Wild this season, after compiling eight goals, 16 assists, and 61 penalty minutes a year earlier.