IRMats Zuccarello
RW MIN
Fri 1/8/21 5:39 PM

Zuccarello (arm) skated and stickhandled on his own Tuesday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zuccarello remains without a definite timetable for his return after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right arm in mid-February, but he's clearly made significant progress in his recovery and could be cleared to join his teammates for practice sooner rather than later. The 33-year-old Norweigan will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2019-20 campaign in which he totaled just 15 goals and 37 points in 65 games.

IRMats Zuccarello
RW MIN
Fri 12/4/20 6:15 PM

Zuccarello underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right arm in mid-February and won't be ready for the start of the 2020-21 campaign, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

A definite timetable for Zuccarello's recovery has yet to be established, but he'll miss the start of the regular season at a minimum, and according to Russo, he "may be out a good bit longer" than that. Zuccarello was apparently playing with discomfort in his arm for much of the 2019-20 campaign, which might at least partially explain why he was limited to just 15 goals and 37 points in 65 contests. The 33-year-old vet was already going to be a late-round pick in most formats prior to this news, so now that he's expected to miss at least a significant chunk of the upcoming season, he can be left on the board in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues during this year's drafts.

IRMats Zuccarello
RW MIN
Sat 8/8/20 3:03 AM

Zuccarello had a power-play assist in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

EDGE Analysis

Zuccarello was held to just one assist in four games after a disappointing 37 points in 65 regular-season contests. The Norwegian winger has four years left on his contract with the Wild -- if he can't make improvements in 2020-21, he might have the makings of an expensive third-liner.

IRMats Zuccarello
RW MIN
Fri 5/15/20 2:35 PM

Zuccarello produced 15 goals and 37 points in 65 games prior to the suspension of play in mid-March.

EDGE Analysis

Zuccarello's first season with the Wild has gone rather unspectacularly. He recorded 37 points in 46 games with the Rangers last year before being shipped to Dallas and suffering a season-ending injury in just his second game with the club. The Norwegian is a ways off the 61, 59 and 53 points he put up in the three prior campaigns, so it might be worth adjusting your expectations as he enters his age-33 season.

IRMats Zuccarello
RW MIN
Mon 3/9/20 12:09 AM

Zuccarello scored a goal in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

Zuccarello hadn't scored since Feb. 1, a span of 17 contests during which he amassed seven helpers. The Norwegian winger is up to 15 goals, 37 points, 96 shots and a minus-9 rating through 65 games. He's always been more of a play-maker than a finisher, but Zuccarello is likely going to miss the 50-point mark for the second straight year.

IRMats Zuccarello
RW MIN
Sat 3/7/20 9:57 PM

Zuccarello picked up two assists Saturday in a 7-3 loss to the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

It's just his sixth point -- all assists -- in his last 16 games. Zuccarello has gone 17 games without a goal and has just 36 points in 64 games this season. Minnesota has not been kind to the Norwegian Hobbit. He can't be trusted in fantasy right now.

IRMats Zuccarello
RW MIN
Sat 2/22/20 1:19 AM

Zuccarello recorded an assist in Friday's 5-3 win over the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

Zuccarello now has three assists over his last two games, which followed a six-game drought. The 32-year-old had posted 33 points in 56 contests this year. He seems to be meshing well with Alex Galchenyuk on the opposite wing -- Zuccarello can contribute enough to interest fantasy owners in deeper formats.

IRMats Zuccarello
RW MIN
Thu 2/20/20 2:36 AM

Zuccarello managed two assists and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Zuccarello also kept the Wild alive with a tally in the third round of the shootout. The Norwegian snapped a six-game point drought with his two-point effort. He's at 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) and 86 shots in 55 contests. While somewhat streaky, Zuccarello should have a good chance of reaching the 40-point threshold for the seventh straight year.

IRMats Zuccarello
RW MIN
Wed 2/5/20 12:53 AM

Zuccarello recorded an assist and two PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

Zuccarello had the primary assist on Matt Dumba's game-winning tally. The Norwegian winger has collected three goals and three helpers over his last five games. For the year, the 32-year-old is at 30 points, 80 shots and a minus-8 rating through 48 games. Zuccarello will likely fall short of 50 points this season, but 40 is an attainable level.

IRMats Zuccarello
RW MIN
Wed 1/22/20 11:32 PM

Zuccarello potted a goal on three shots, dished an assist, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

The Norwegian winger struck 1:12 into the second period to tie the game at two. Zuccarello later set up Eric Staal's insurance tally, as well. Through 46 appearances, Zuccarello has 13 goals, 28 points, 77 shots on goal and a minus-9 rating.