Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 Days

Granlund is ill and will not play Saturday against the Predators, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Although the immediate reaction might be: "Mumps!" - that's not the case here. Granlund fell victim to the stomach ailment that has claimed four other victims in the Minnesota locker room. He'll have a few days to recover before the Wild's next game Tuesday against the Flyers. Justin Fontaine will replace Granlund in the lineup.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 6 Days

Granlund did not practice Monday, but is expected to play Tuesday in Chicago, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Head coach Mike Yeo described Granlund's day-off Monday as a maintenance day, which fully supports the idea that he'll be ready to roll against the Blackhawks at the United Center on Tuesday night.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 17 Days

Granlund picked up a pair of assists in Friday's loss to the Ducks.

Granlund now has three goals and 12 points in 25 games, to go with a plus-4 rating. At only 22-years of age, many projected Granlund would break out this season after posing a career-high 41 points in 63 games in 2013-14. That simply hasn't been the case, as Granlund is on pace for just nine goals and 38 points in 2014-15. Don't be worried, though, as Granlund is playing on the top line with Zach Parise and Jason Pominville, meaning he should be able to start producing more frequently.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 1 Month

Granlund sniped the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Stars. It was his second point in as many games.

Considered a major breakout candidate this year, Granlund has largely disappointed to this point, notching just two goals and five assists through 16 games. However, owners shouldn't give up on him just yet, as stud linemate Zach Parise (concussion) is due back soon, so Granlund should starting finding his way onto the scoresheet with more frequency -- especially with the similarly offensively-capable Jason Pominville flanking him on the other wing once Parise returns.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 1 Month

Granlund assisted on Nino Niederreiter's first-period power-play goal in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Sabres.

The assist gave Granlund his first point on the man advantage over 15 games this season, a far cry from the 12 points he amassed on the power play in 63 games in 2013-14. With just six points total this season, the 22-year-old Granlund hasn't taken the step forward in his development that the Wild were banking on just yet. He remains surrounded by talent on both his second line and on the power play, but he could see if his ice time dwindle if he fails to begin producing on a regular basis.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 Months

Granlund scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's win over Dallas.

After a slow start with just two points in his first six games, Granlund has three points in his last four games.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 Months

Granlund gathered his third assist of the season in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

The assist ended a five-game pointless streak for Granlund. He's managed to maintain a plus-6 rating for the season despite the diminished production of late, but his lack of success on the power play -- where he tallied 10 of his assists and 12 points total as a rookie -- has been noticeable. The Wild have yet to cash in on any of their 24 opportunities with the man advantage this season.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 2 Months

Granlund had two assists and three shots on goal in Thursday's win over Colorado.

Granlund picked up right where he left off last season when he had 21 points in his last 25 regular season games. It looks like he could continue to improve rapidly this season.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 8 Months

Mikael Granlund has been a big contributor for the Wild in their 2014 playoff run.

Minnesota has some promising young forwards and they've shined in postseason. Granlund is perhaps the best example of that as he's tied for the team lead in goals with four. He also has three assists and a plus-four rating in 11 contests. The Wild might not get past the second round, but with guys like Granlund developing into great players, the Wild have a bright future ahead of them.

Mikael Granlund C MIN 8 Months

Mikael Granlund scored two goals in Minnesota's 4-0 win over Chicago in Game 3 of their second round playoff series on Tuesday night.

Granlund's first goal was a beautiful individual effort as he cut into the slot past the checking efforts of both Chicago defensemen and ladled a backhander past the glove hand of Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. Granlund now has four goals and three assists in 10 playoff games this year. Zach Parise also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Jason Pominville added two helpers in the victory. Rookie Erik Haula also scored for the Wild.