Folin underwent offseason shoulder surgery Monday, but is expected to be ready for the 2017-18 campaign, ESPN.com reports. Folin missed 10 games with what the team described as an upper-body injury, which could be related to this shoulder ailment. The blueliner was also scratched from the Wild's final three playoff contests, and it's unclear whether this was linked. Even when he was in the lineup, the 26-year-old averaged a mere 14:56 of ice time -- sixth among Minnesota defensemen. Unless Folin can secure a more consistent role next year, fantasy owners may want to consider other blue-line options.
Folin (arm) is expected back this weekend, per coach Bruce Boudreau. Folin was knocked out of a March 5 contest against the Sharks due to the ailment, with at least a three-week absence expected at that time. However, he appears to be slightly ahead of schedule, as the burly Swede seems to have a shot at returning this Saturday versus the visiting Canucks.
Folin will miss a minimum of three weeks with an upper-body injury suffered in Sunday's win over San Jose, Micheal Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Folin appeared to suffer a potential serious injury to his right arm when crashing into the boards in Sunday's game. Gustav Olofsson may be a candidate to be recalled from the AHL for depth on the blue line.
Folin suffered a potential serious injury to his right arm in Sunday's win over San Jose, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Folin lost his footing and crashed into a wall in the first period and did not return. However, his status wasn't clear after the game.
Folin scored a goal on his only shot in a 6-3 victory over the Red Wings on Sunday. This gives Folin two goals and four points in his last 10 games, but he only had three points in 28 previous games. He also owns a plus-9 rating with 20 penalty minutes, 29 shots and no power-play points, so he's not much use in standard fantasy leagues.
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