Kuemper saved 34 of 35 shots during Thursday's win over Dallas.
It's hasn't been a sterling season for Kuemper, as this was just his seventh win of the campaign, and he entered Thursday's game with an underwhelming .904 save percentage and 3.21 GAA. However, he's allowed just 16 goals through his seven wins, so he does have a high fantasy ceiling, which makes him an intriguing streaming option or low-priced flier in daily contests. It also doesn't hurt that Minnesota is a Stanley Cup contender.
Kuemper will patrol the blue paint against the Stars on Thursday, Anthony LaPanta of FSN North reports.
Kuemper is a surprise starter, as the team is neither coming off nor heading into a back-to-back. The 26-year-old has struggled this season (3.21 GAA) when given the rare opportunity to play. This will be the netminder's third matchup with Dallas this year; he's 1-0-1 in the prior contests despite giving up a combined seven goals.
Kuemper took shots in optional practice during Thursday's morning skate, indicating he'll start the evening's game against Dallas, the Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
With an underwhelming .902 save percentage, 3.47 GAA and three wins through his past six starts, Kuemper hasn't been a reliable fantasy asset. However, he'll have a favorable matchup Thursday against a Stars team that's been struggling mightily.
With an underwhelming .902 save percentage, 3.47 GAA and three wins through his past six starts, Kuemper hasn't been a reliable fantasy asset. He's still worth a look in fantasy when he gets the starting nod because the
Kuemper will defend the home net from the Blackhawks on Wednesday, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Starting backstop Devan Dubnyk had a busy night against the Jets on Tuesday -- he saved 38 of 40 shots for a road win -- so Kuemper gets the nod in this next one. He'll go to work against a Chicago team that ranks 17th in the league in road scoring at 2.44 goals per contest. This is the only game on schedule Wednesday, but several daily fantasy contests are combining this match with Thursday's 11-game slate.