Spurgeon had three hits and four blocked shots in 19:46 of ice time in Saturday's win over Nashville despite missing part of the third period of Thursday's game due to an illness, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Spurgeon has been battling a stomach bug that has hit several members of the Wild, but it doesn't look like he'll miss any games.
Spurgeon netted a goal on the man advantage Tuesday, but it wasn't enough as the Wild fell to the Penguins, 4-3. Spurgeon is on a tear, having recorded at least one point in six straight games. The shifty defenseman is only averaging 1:48 TOI on the power play but is making the most of that time based on a pair of man-advantage goals and assists counting toward his running total of 12 points thus far.
Spurgeon threaded the puck into the net Saturday night, helping Minnesota to a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay. Spurgeon now has three points (2 goals, 1 assist) over the past five games. At 5-foot-9, 176 pounds, Spurgeon doesn't let his small stature get in the way of being productive offensively.
Spurgeon set up two Minnesota goals in Saturday's 3-0 win over Anaheim. It was his second consecutive two-point game. One of those assists came shorthanded. Spurgeon has come alive offensively in the last couple games after failing to pick up a point in his first five games. He now has four in his last two. He made provide some short-term injury relief off the wire, so check his availability.
Spurgeon is expected to appear in his 300th career game, Sunday night, against the Ducks. Spurgeon has 26 goals and 75 assists between six seasons exclusively with the Wild. However, he's had a rough go at it thus far in the 2015-16 campaign, having gone without a point in four games.
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