Spurgeon posted an assist, three shots on goal and three blocked shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Kings. Spurgeon was fairly steady defensively and also helped out on Nick Bjugstad's first-period tally. The assist gave Spurgeon four helpers through 16 contests this year. He's added 31 shots on net, 26 blocks, 16 hits and a minus-3 rating in an unusually quiet start to the campaign for the 31-year-old blueliner. Spurgeon's struggles can likely be tied to the Wild's power play firing at just an 8.3 percent success rate -- he had 13 of his 32 points with the man advantage last year.
Spurgeon produced an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Ducks. Spurgeon collected the secondary assist on Mats Zuccarello's opening tally at 15:07 of the first period. The 31-year-old Spurgeon has just three assists, 25 shots on net, 19 blocked shots and 12 hits in 13 outings. He's known to be a better scorer from the blue line, so fantasy managers may want to buy low on him with the hope that he turns it around as the season progresses.
Coach Dean Evason said Wednesday that Spurgeon (upper body) will be in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Ducks, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. Spurgeon was unable to suit up out of the Wild's restart Tuesday, but he won't have to wait long to return to the lineup. The captain has accumulated just two assists while averaging 22:13 of ice time through 11 games this season. Expect Spurgeon to assume his usual role on the top power-play unit and defensive pairing for Thursday's game.
Spurgeon (upper body) isn't expected to be in the lineup for Tuesday's game against LA, Randy Johnson of the Star Tribune reports. Spurgeon is nearing a return to action, but he'll have to wait for Thursday's game against Anaheim for his next opportunity to rejoin the lineup. The 31-year-old blueliner has picked up two helpers while posting a minus-4 rating through 11 games this campaign.
Coach Dean Evason said Sunday that Spurgeon (upper body) will travel with the team for its upcoming three-game road trip, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Evason also added that Spurgeon is skating on his own while returning from not only the upper-body injury, but the COVID-19 protocol as well. The Wild blue line is incredibly thin with four players in the COVID-19 protocol and Matt Dumba (lower body) on injured reserve, so Spurgeon would be a huge boost to the lineup. The captain has just two assists this season, but he's averaging 22:13 of ice time on the back end. The 31-year-old's first chance to return to action is Tuesday's game against the Kings.
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