Dumba scored a power-play goal and went minus-1 in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Rangers. At the time, the Wild were rolling and the goal put them up 2-0, but things weren't destined to stay that way. They've been struggling, which has in turn impacted Dumba's rating -- he's gone minus-7 in the last 10 games. However, with three points in two games coming out of the break, he's been a bright spot, perhaps for the first time all year.
Dumba picked up two assists -- one on the power play -- but went minus-2 in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Isles. Even one point would have been a moral victory for Dumba after 14 consecutive games off the scoresheet, including all of January. This was, in fact, the 21-year-old's very first multi-point effort of the season. Last year's returns were limited (eight goals and eight assists through 58 games), but Dumba flashed plenty of promise and looked like he was building toward a major breakout; unfortunately, he's shown barely any improvement his year. It's nice that he still enjoys a power-play role, but the majority of Dumba's fantasy value comes in keeper leagues, where he still has some long-term appeal as 2012's No. 7 overall pick.
Dumba set a Wild record for a defenseman with nine shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Tampa Bay. His game has been a bit slow to develop, but he is firing pucks and at this rate, Dumba could ring up 150 over the season. He still won't crack the 30-point plateau, so his real value lies a couple years in the future.
Dumba scored his fourth goal of the season in Saturday's win over Colorado and was a plus-1. After an 11-game stretch where he scored just one point, Dumba has scored in back-to-back games and has also drawn praise from head coach Mike Yeo for his defense.
Dumba sent a laser past James Reimer on the power play Thursday to give the Wild a 1-0 win against the Maple Leafs. Dumba got a nice feed from Jared Spurgeon to set up the one-timer that Reimer had no chance of stopping. He still isn't getting enough playing time to warrant a waiver claim, but Dumba has been decent on the man advantage when given the opportunity.
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