Spurgeon (rest) will return to the lineup for Sunday's Game 1 against the Golden Knights, Sarah McLellan of Star Tribune Sports reports. No surprise here, as Spurgeon's absence from Thursday's lineup was purely precautionary. Spurgeon had seven goals and 18 assists over 54 regular-season appearances as part of a deep Wild defense corps. He has eight goals and 13 assists in 48 previous playoff appearances.
Spurgeon (rest) will not play Thursday's season finale against the Blues, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. The Wild are locked in as the No. 3 seed in the West Division, so they're sitting Spurgeon and several other lineup regulars in advance of the postseason. The 31-year-old blueliner finishes the season having put up 25 points across 22:05 of average ice time in 54 games.
Spurgeon scored a power-play goal and had four blocks Saturday in a 4-3 overtime win over Anaheim. Spurgeon got the Wild on the board late in the first period, finishing an odd-man rush on the doorstep to make it a 1-1 game. It was the seventh goal of the year for Spurgeon, who has points in seven of his last nine appearances (two goals, seven assists).
Spurgeon collected an assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks. Spurgeon has turned up the offense late in the season with a goal and seven helpers in his last eight appearances. The 31-year-old blueliner has 24 points, 93 shots on net, 97 blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating in 52 appearances overall.
Spurgeon registered a pair of assists, three shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 6-5 win over the Golden Knights. Spurgeon had the lone helper on a Joel Eriksson Ek goal in the first period and he also set up Nick Bonino's power-play marker in the second. The 31-year-old Spurgeon is up to 23 points, 91 shots on net, 94 blocked shots and a minus-3 rating through 50 games. He's been solid a goal and six helpers in his last six outings.
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