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    Wild's Nino Niederreiter: Takes part in morning skate

    Niederreiter (undisclosed) took part in Saturday's morning skate, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.Niederreiter left Thursday's game with the injury and was not cleared to return. However, it appears he will be good to go for Saturday's game against the Blues.

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    Wild RW Nino Niederreiter Scores in third period of win

    Wild winger Nino Niederreiter scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's opener against Colorado.Niederreiter gathered Jason Zucker's feed in front of the net and sent a shot past Semyon Varlamov for the Wild's third goal of the third period. He was featured on the second line with Zucker and veteran center Mikko Koivu, which could boost his scoring output this season.

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    Wild's Nino Niederreiter: Returns to practice

    Niederreiter was practicing Friday after leaving Thursday's game due to an undisclosed injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.Niederreiter was not allowed to return to Thursday's game after a hard hit, but no doctor was available to clear him what was likely a worry over a concussion. It sounds like he's been cleared and could play Saturday against St. Louis.

  • Niederreiter Seals Win For Wild With Empty-Netter

    News: Nino Niederreiter scored with the net empty in Sunday's series-clinching win over the Blues.
    Analysis: Nino Niederreiter wreaked havoc on the Blues with three goals and an assist in the opening round. Four different Wild players were involved on the scoring players that led to Niederreiter points in the series, showing that he can effectively adjust to different line combinations. Niederreiter is coming up huge when it matters most, making him a fine choice in fantasy playoff formats.
  • Wild's Niederreiter Records PP Assist

    News: Nino Niederreiter collected a power-play assist in Wednesday's Game 4 loss to the Blues.
    Analysis: Nino Niederreiter found Jared Spurgeon to get the Wild on the board after the Blues raced to a 3-0 first-period lead, but that would be the extent of the Wild offense in a game they were thoroughly whipped. Through four games in the series, Niederreiter has performed about as well as you expect from a third-line forward, tallying a goal, an assist and eight shot attempts over four games.
  • Wild's Niederreiter To Play Saturday

    News: Nino Niederreiter (undisclosed) will play Saturday against the Blues.
    Analysis: Nino Niederreiter was one of three players that missed Thursday's game against the Predators due to a "nagging" injury, but he'll get in one final tune-up Saturday before the postseason commences. The young winger enters the regular-season finale with 24 goals and 13 assists over his 79 games this season.
  • Wild's Niederreiter To Be Held Out

    News: Nino Niederreiter will be held out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Predators due to an undisclosed "nagging" injury, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    Analysis: Nino Niederreiter was able to play through a bruised foot in Tuesday's win over the Blackhawks, but with the Wild having now secured a playoff berth, the winger will be able to pick up some rest. He'll be rested along with Thomas Vanek and Zach Parise on Thursday, but all three players are expected to draw back in the lineup for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Blues. Aside from a two-goal game March 28 against the Kings, Niederreiter has been a blank slate in both of the scoring categories the last 10 contests, which would have made him a shaky fantasy option even if he suited up Thursday.
  • Wild's Niederreiter Set To Play Tuesday

    News: Nino Niederreiter has a bruised foot, but is slated to play Tuesday against Chicago, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Barring a setback in warmups, Nino Niederreiter -- who has 24 goals and 37 points in 78 games to date -- will remain in the Wild lineup despite being hit on the foot by a Matt Dumba slap shot during Monday's game against the Jets.
  • Wild's Niederreiter Hurts Foot

    News: Nino Niederreiter left Monday's loss to the Jets due to a foot injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: He took a hard shot to his foot and was unable to return to the game. Nino's timeline is currently unclear, but look for updates soon, as the Wild will need him come playoff time.
  • Wild's Niederreiter Scores Twice In Win

    News: Nino Niederreiter potted a pair of goals and was a plus-3 in Saturday's win over the Kings.
    Analysis: Nino Niederreiter now has 24 goals on the season -- 30th most in the NHL. While he's only got 37 points in 75 games, the 22-year-old had turned into a lethal goal-scorer and is producing nicely on a line with Mikko Koivu.