David Jones (illness) is ready to play Friday night against the Red Wings, Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune reports.
Jones missed the past two games due to an illness, but he'll return to the ice and reprise his role as a bottom-six forward Friday. His presence is important to the Minnesota Wild , who are trying to lock down a playoff spot, but the activation likely won't cause many to blink in the fantasy realm as Jones has just 18 points in 78 games this campaign.
Fantasy owners' shouldn't need to keep tabs on Jones' availability, as the veteran winger has only notched 18 points in 71 games this season, leaving him off the radar in the vast majority of fantasy leagues. Jason Zucker, who has been a healthy scratch for four of the
David Jones missed Monday's practice due to an illness, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
It's not clear if he'll be able to play Tuesday. If not, Jason Zucker would likely take his spot after being scratched four of the last eight games.
David Jones scored his 11th goal of the season, and second with the Minnesota Wild , in Saturday's win over Carolina.
Jones has increased his scoring output slightly with the Wild with three points in eight games after 15 points in 59 games with Calgary. He's had 14 or more minutes of ice time the past two games, so he may gaining the confidence of the coaching staff.
Jones was on ice for 12:30 in his debut with Minnesota, so the drop-off in usage is concerning, though it is just two outings. The 31-year-old winger last found twine on Feb. 17, a span of six games without recording points. Jones' minutes may fluctuate as he gets more comfortable with the new scenery, but it doesn't look like there will be a noteworthy increase from the 12:47 of ice time he saw with Calgary this year.
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