Matt Cullen
C MIN
7 days ago

Cullen had just one shot on goal in 8:48 of ice time in Sunday's win over San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

Cullen was a healthy scratch in Friday's game as his playing time has shrunk amid a slump. After scoring a goal and three assists in his first 11 games, he has just two assists and no goals in 17 games since Nov. 4.

Matt Cullen
C MIN
1 week ago

Cullen's goal drought has reached 16 games.

EDGE Analysis

In addition to Cullen's inability to find the back of the net, he has added a mere two assists over that stretch along with a minus-9 rating. The move to Minnesota has clearly not benefited the center on the ice as he never went more than 10 games without a goal with the Penguins last season while racking up 31 points in 72 outings. At this point, the veteran could struggle to reach the 20-point threshold for just the second time in his 20-year NHL career.

Matt Cullen
C MIN
1 month ago

Cullen scored his first goal of the season and added a helper in Thursday's win over Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

At 41 years of age, Cullen doesn't hold much fantasy relevance as a fourth-liner. The veteran is capable of being a decent depth scorer for the Wild, but don't expect anything significant given his lack of power-play time. Cullen hit 30 points in each of his two seasons with Pittsburgh and should land around that range in Minnesota.

Matt Cullen
C MIN
2 months ago

Cullen had an assist and two blocks in Thursday's win over Chicago. He also had 1:01 of power-play ice time.

EDGE Analysis

Cullen is rarely used on the power play, but he could get significant time on special teams with several Wild skaters hurt.

Matt Cullen
C MIN
3 months ago

Cullen (undisclosed) is projected to rejoin the preseason action Saturday against the Stars, Dan Myers of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cullen was on the ice for the team's morning skate session, so his return to the lineup shouldn't be much of a surprise. Assuming he's good to go as expected, the veteran should be ready to go for the team's Opening Night contest against the Red Wings on Thursday.

Matt Cullen
C MIN
3 months ago

Cullen (undisclosed) resumed skating Saturday, ahead of the evening's preseason finale against the visiting Stars, Michael Russo of TheAthletic.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The heady centerman missed Thursday's preseason game against the Blues due to his mystery ailment, but this does not appear to be a serious issue. Cullen's confidence should be booming after claiming the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons with the Penguins and now returning to his native Minnesota to reunite with the Wild. He's amassed 689 points (248 goals, 441 assists) over 1,366 career contests between eight different NHL franchises.

Matt Cullen
C MIN
3 months ago

Cullen did not play in Thursday's preseason game against St. Louis due to an undisclosed injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Wild hopes Cullen can play in Saturday's preseason game, He's played in just one preseason game and it sounds like his status for the start of the regular season is in question.

Matt Cullen
C MIN
4 months ago

Cullen agreed to terms on a one-year, $1million contract with the Wild on Wednesday, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Not ready to hang up his skates, Cullen will return for a 20th NHL campaign -- back with his home-state Minnesota Wild. The former second-round pick did have the chance for a three-peat with Pittsburgh, but has always stated that family comes first. The veteran will likely slot in as the fourth-line center and could see time on the penalty kill -- both roles he thrived in while with the Pens.

Matt Cullen
C MIN
6 months ago

Cullen is still considering whether to call it a career, Michelle Crechiolo of Pens Inside Scoop reports.

EDGE Analysis

Perhaps swayed by his teammates and fans chanting "one more year" throughout the Pens' championship celebrations, Cullen would almost certainly be welcomed back if he wanted to join Pittsburgh for a chance to three-peat. A critical component of the penalty kill -- where he averaged 3:09 per contest -- the 40-year-old has become an extension of the coaching staff for both the team's younger players and veterans alike. His productivity won't jump off the page -- 31 points this season -- but Cullen can still offer decent fantasy value if he opts to come back.

Matt Cullen
C MIN
6 months ago

Cullen said that he's likely to retire after winning the Stanley Cup on Sunday, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

With 745 points in 1489 career NHL contests, the 40-year-old has had quite the career, which has now been punctuated by his third Stanley Cup (two with Pittsburgh, one with Carolina). Despite his age, Cullen provided a solid source of secondary scoring in the regular season (31 points in 72 contests) before adding a pair of goals and seven assists in the postseason, so his absence from the Penguins' lineup won't be insignificant.