Dalpe signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Wild on Thursday. The deal is worth is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $275,000 in the AHL, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. That's a substantial AHL rate for Dalpe, a depth center who only appeared in two NHL games with Minnesota last season. The 27-year-old was drafted by the Hurricanes with a second-round pick in 2008, yet he's been on three different clubs since then with just 21 points in 119 games over an NHL career that is six years old.
Dalpe was recalled by the Wild and will debut for the organization on Tuesday, Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press reports. Dalpe is the definition of a journeyman player as he has spent time with four NHL teams, including suiting up for their AHL affiliates. This season, the 26-year-old has seen action in just eight contest with the Iowa Wild, but did tally three goals and 24 PIM in those matchups. As a relatively unknown commodity, you may not want to call up the winger onto your fantasy roster.
Dalpe (knee) returned to game action Wednesday, collecting an assist with AHL Iowa. The 26-year-old winger has just six games under his belt this season due to various injuries. A second-round pick in 2008 by the Hurricanes, he's no longer in the prospect category and will likely never achieve widespread fantasy relevance.
Dalpe played just four games after returning from a hip injury before hurting his knee, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He's expected to miss a month with the injury. Dalpe played just one game before suffering a hip injury that required surgery. He returned in four months but was hurt again. He may have had a shot by now in the NHL with Minnesota if not for the injuries.
Dalpe underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip Thursday, and has been a recovery timetable of five months. Dalpe has missed all but one game this season for AHL Iowa with what was initially believed to be a groin injury. When the ailment lingered, the team's training staff likely investigated further, and ultimately discovered the 26-year-old forward would require surgery to address the issue. Minnesota's already shallow depth at center will now be stretched even thinner during Zalpe's absence. Given his recovery timetable, Dalpe likely won't be available until early April.
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