Kuemper missed the majority of the season due to injury, but even when healthy, was relegated to the end of the bench. In total, the netminder saw action in 21 contests in which he logged a .915 save percentage, including two shutouts, and a 6-7-5 record. Those numbers are pretty on point for what fantasy owners can expect out of the perennial backup next year.
Although Devan Dubnyk will get the start in goal in Saturday's home matchup with Calgary, Darcy Kuemper is also expected to draw into the contest at some point, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Those participating in daily fantasy contests will want to avoid both Minnesota goaltenders Saturday, as the Minnesota Wild will likely have Dubnyk and Kuemper split time between the pipes against the Flames in an attempt to get both netminders ready for postseason play.
Darcy Kuemper (upper body) is slated to back up Devan Dubnyk on Tuesday against the Kings, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
With Kuemper -- who relayed Tuesday that his upper-body injury wasn't a concussion -- now back in action, fellow goalie Steve Michalek is headed back to the AHL.
Darcy Kuemper (upper body) won't be available for Sunday's game against the Blackhawks, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Along with injured teammates Jason Pominville and Ryan Carter, Kuemper stayed back in Minnesota while the team traveled to Chicago. The Minnesota Wild continue to view Kuemper as day-to-day, but until he's cleared to play again, the team will carry Steve Michalek on the roster as the backup goalie behind Devan Dubnyk.