Dumba scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's win over Anaheim. Dumba had just three seconds of time on the power play, so he hasn't returned to special teams after being removed from the power play unit Thursday. He had a block and was plus-one, so he could find a larger role again if his defense improves.
Dumba was taken off the power play in Thursday's win over Columbus. He did not score but head coach Mike Yeo said he improved on defense after struggling the past few games, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Dumba is off to a slow start with just one assist in six games and is minus-two in plus/minus. It's not clear if his removal from the power play is permanent, but he'll most likely return once he gets out of the coach's dog house for poor defensive play.
Matt Dumba picked up an assist and blocked three shots in the Wild's Opening Night win on Thursday. The No. 7 overall pick in 2012, Dumba played well in his first action of 2015-16. He picked up the secondary assist on the goal that sparked the Wild's comeback in the third period. Dumba also saw limited power play time and his pedigree makes him someone to keep an eye on if you're looking for potential blue line sleepers.
Matt Dumba picked up his first multi-point game of the playoffs Thursday in Game 4 against Chicago, dishing out two assists, but it wasn't enough in a season-ending 4-3 loss.
Matt Dumba potted a power-play goal in his NHL playoff debut Thursday against the Blues.
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