Jared Spurgeon D MIN 14 Days

Two nights after going minus-4 without a point in a 7-2 loss to the Penguins, Spurgeon scored a goal and went a game-high plus-4 in a 7-0 thrashing of the Sabres.

It's hard to find two consecutive games with such diametrically opposed results, but that's the Wild's inconsistency for you. The team ended its six-game losing streak in a big way, with new goalie Devan Dubnyk providing some stability between the pipes while Spurgeon and the rest of the Wild skaters lit up the opposing net. For Spurgeon himself, the effort ends a four-game skid in which he'd failed to tally a point.

Jared Spurgeon D MIN 27 Days

Spurgeon scored the winning goal in Friday's 3-1 triumph over the Maple Leafs.

Spurgeon picked a good time to net his first goal in 18 games, finding twine with less than 13 minutes remaining in the final period to give the Wild a 2-1 lead. The blueliner looked poised for a breakout season after a six-point October, but since then, he's produced just six points in 20 contests.

Jared Spurgeon D MIN 1 Month

Spurgeon (illness) will play Wednesday against the Bruins, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Spurgeon will return to action after missing the last two games with a stomach ailment. He will replace Christian Folin in the lineup for Wednesday's game.

Jared Spurgeon D MIN 1 Month

Spurgeon (illness) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks, but hopes to play Wednesday against Boston, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Spurgeon was able to skate Tuesday morning, so assuming he endures no recurrence of ill symptoms overnight, he could be ready to go for Wednesday. The blueliner's illness is a case of the stomach flu, so he's seemingly not at risk of falling victim to the mumps epidemic that has previously afflicted five Wild defensemen.

Jared Spurgeon D MIN 2 Months

Spurgeon will not play Tuesday against the Blackhawks, Kent Youngblood of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Spurgeon is still dealing with the stomach flu, and won't travel to Chicago for Tuesday's game. The good news is that he apparently doesn't have the mumps, so he should be able to return later in the week.

Jared Spurgeon D MIN 2 Months

Spurgeon, who missed Saturday's game against the Coyotes, has the stomach flu, the St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chad Graff reports.

Teammate Charlie Coyle had the same bug earlier in the week. The important news here is that it's not the mumps, and it sounds like Spurgeon could be back on the ice for a game as early as Tuesday.

Jared Spurgeon D MIN 2 Months

Spurgeon (illness) will not play Saturday against the Coyotes.

The Wild are listing him as out with an "illness," so it is not immediately clear whether this is related to the mumps outbreak that has plagued the NHL recently. Perhaps the team will release more information after the game, but for now Spurgeon is considered day-to-day. Minnesota's next game comes Tuesday at Chicago.

Jared Spurgeon D MIN 2 Months

Spurgeon recorded an assist in his 22:30 of ice time Tuesday versus the Islanders.

Since returning from a broken hand on Nov. 13 with a one-goal, eight-shot game, Spurgeon hasn't been especially active offensively. He's failed to net a goal and has picked up only two assists over his last 11 games, taking some steam out of what looked like a potential star-making season.

Jared Spurgeon D MIN 3 Months

Spurgeon (shoulder) bagged a goal and fired off a team-high eight shot attempts in a whopping 29:27 of ice time in his return to action Thursday against the Sabres.

Spurgeon saw only three seconds fewer than NHL average ice time leader Ryan Suter, a rather high minutes count for a player coming off injury against a feeble opponent. If nothing else, it demonstrated that coach Mike Yeo is comfortable with where Spurgeon is on the health front despite having missed the previous two weeks of action. As his ample production illustrates, Spurgeon showed no ill effects from the heavy workload, picking up right where he left off prior to suffering the injury. The 24-year-old has three goals and four assists over 10 games and appears to be in the midst of a breakout season. He's certainly worth an add in any format in the event his previous owner dropped him while he was on injured reserve.

Jared Spurgeon D MIN 3 Months

Spurgeon (shoulder) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.

Spurgeon will rejoin Ryan Suter on the Wild's top pairing Thursday against the Sabres, after missing just under two weeks of action with the shoulder issue. His return to the lineup comes at especially vital time for the Wild, who will be without Marco Scandella and Jonas Brodin on Thursday and possibly longer, while both deal with suspected cases of the mumps virus.