Stoll scored his first goal as a member of the Wild in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Ducks. It took Stoll 17 games to score his first goal with Minnesota, and it could easily take him at least as many to get his next. The fourth-line center is mostly off the fantasy radar with just five points in 46 games between the Rangers and Wild this season.
Stoll will draw into the lineup for the Wild on Thursday against his former team, the New York Rangers. Stoll will line up on the Wild's fourth line, centering Ryan Carter and Chris Porter. Stoll should come out motivated, needing to prove himself to his new team against the team that waived him earlier this week. Nonetheless, his potential for your roster is very limited.
Stoll, who was claimed off waivers Tuesday, will make his Wild debut Thursday night against the Rangers, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. According to the report, Stoll will center a line that includes Chris Porter and Ryan Carter, albeit in a bottom-six role. The newcomer Stoll is an asset in the faceoff circle, having won 57.9 percent of his draws with the Rangers this season. He also had averaged 1:56 on the penalty kill with the Blueshirts, so he could be used in those situations, even though Minnesota only allowed 16 power-play goals in 29 games before his arrival.
Stoll was claimed off waivers by the Wild on Tuesday. Although Stoll hasn't been productive offensively this season, notching just three points (one goal, two assists) in 29 games with the Rangers, he's still a highly capable faceoff specialist and a strong penalty killer. He'll likely slot in as a bottom-six center for the Wild, seeing additional ice time on the penalty kill. The veteran forward likely still won't contribute much offensively with his new team, but will fill in nicely as a depth forward.
Stoll was placed on waivers Monday, Ryan Rishaug of TSN reports. The experiment in New York appears to have ended for Stoll, who recorded just three points in 29 contests and watched Saturday's game from the press box as a healthy scratch. The former King and Oiler has looked much older than 33 years old this season, constantly struggling to get around the ice. It would be fairly surprising if another team were to claim the Stanley Cup-winning center.
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