• Placed on IR with oblique injury

    News: Justin Fontaine (oblique) has been placed on injured reserve, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    Analysis: Justin Fontaine took a knee-to-knee hit in an exhibition game in late September, and it's also been reported that Fontaine has an oblique injury. The silver lining is that the forward was able to return to practice Tuesday, so hopefully the injury does not keep him out of game action for long.
  • Skates Monday

    News: Justin Fontaine (knee) skated on his own Monday.
    Analysis: It's encouraging to see Justin Fontaine return to the ice, but the winger is still expected to miss another week or so before returning to game action. Given that timetable, Fontaine may be able to enter Minnesota's lineup for their Oct. 15 matchup with the Coyotes.
  • Expected to be out a couple of weeks

    News: Justin Fontaine (knee) is expected to miss a couple of weeks, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    Analysis: Wild head coach Mike Yeo added that the ailment is "worse than expected." Justin Fontaine originally sustained the injury after a knee-on-knee hit in an exhibition game this past Thursday. It's an unfortunate blow for Minnesota with the regular season drawing closer. Fontaine had nine goals and 22 helpers for the team last season.
  • Wild's Fontaine Out For Game 3

    News: Justin Fontaine (lower body) will not play in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Blackhawks, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    Analysis: Justin Fontaine will sit for a second straight game while he contends with the injury. Kyle Brodziak slots in as the Wild's fourth-line right wing.
  • Wild's Fontaine (Lower Body) Out Sunday

    News: Justin Fontaine suffered a lower body injury in Friday's Game 1 that will force him to miss Sunday's Game 2 against the Blackhawks, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    Analysis: It isn't clear how severe Justin Fontaine's ailment is at this point in time, but the fact that he's already been ruled out of Sunday's Game 2 certainly isn't promising. His next chance to rejoin Minnesota's lineup will come on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Wild's series with the Blackhawks.
  • Wild's Fontaine Nets Game 6 Winner

    News: Justin Fontaine scored the game-winning goal in Sunday's series-clinching Game 6 victory over the Blues.
    Analysis: It was the first goal of the playoffs for Justin Fontaine, who racked up two points in Round 1. The fourth-liner is a decent depth scorer who is capable of potting 10-15 goals in the regular season. While Fontaine has only registered four points in 14 career NHL playoff games, the Wild will need continual production from their bottom-six if they hope to get past the Blackhawks in Round 2.
  • Wild's Fontaine (Illness) Fine For Monday

    News: Justin Fontaine (illness) will be available for Monday's Game 3 matchup against the Blues, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Justin Fontaine missed Saturday's contest due to the illness, but it appears the worst his behind him. Assuming something doesn't pop up in the next day, mark him good to go.
  • Wild's Fontaine (Illness) Out Saturday

    News: Justin Fontaine (illness) will not play on Saturday in Game 2 of the Wild's playoff series against the Blues, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    Analysis: Justin Fontaine will be held out of Saturday's contest due to an illness. His next chance to return to Minnesota's lineup will come on Monday.
  • Wild's Fontaine Picks Up Assist In Game 1

    News: Justin Fontaine gathered an assist in the Wild's Game 1 victory over the Blues on Thursday.
    Analysis: Justin Fontaine received a spot on the Wild's fourth line ahead of the likes of Ryan Carter, Erik Haula, and Jordan Schroeder for the postseason opener, and seemed to take advantage of the opportunity. He set up Jason Zucker's wraparound goal to stake the Wild to an early 1-0 advantage.
  • Trio Of Points For Wild's Fontaine

    News: Justin Fontaine put up a trio of points Saturday, scoring a goal and dishing out two helpers in an impressive 6-3 win over the visiting Blues.
    Analysis: Justin Fontaine doesn't chip in all that much offensively (nine goals and 18 assists in 62 games) so his production was certainly welcomed against a tough opponent in St. Louis. Still, the best place for him is on your waiver wire, as he'll likely only provide a couple more points in the final 10 games of the season.