Cole posted an assist, four shots on goal, two blocked shots and two PIM in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Golden Knights. Cole had the primary assist on Marcus Foligno's second-period tally. The 32-year-old Cole hasn't done much on the scoresheet since he was traded to the Wild in January. He has three points, 32 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating in 16 outings with his new team -- solid defensive effort is about all that can be expected of the veteran rearguard.
Cole scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and went plus-3 in Monday's 6-2 win over the Sharks. Cole hasn't produced a lot of offense since he joined the Wild in January, but he broke out of his slump Monday. Cole's second-period tally stood as the game-winner, and he assisted on Victor Rask's empty-netter. The 32-year-old Cole has three points, six shots on net, 18 blocked shots and a plus-9 rating in 11 appearances for the Wild this year. He also played in two games for the Avalanche prior to the trade.
Cole was removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Monday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports. Although Cole was removed from the league's protocols list Monday, he isn't expected to play Tuesday against the Kings. He is, however, on track to return to action Thursday against Anaheim. He's picked up one assist through 10 games this campaign.
Cole has one assist, seven hits and nine blocks over his past six games. Cole was acquired by the Wild via Colorado on Jan. 19, and he's gotten off to a nice start with his new team. Known for more of a defensive game on the back end, Cole has managed a plus-4 rating while averaging 17:14 of ice time over the last six games. The 31-year-old has earned a three-minute uptick in ice time since coming over from Colorado, but he's yet to provide enough offensively to move into fantasy relevance this campaign.
Colorado traded Cole to the Wild in exchange for Greg Pateryn on Tuesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. The Avalanche almost certainly made this move in order to open up a spot on the left side for Bowen Byram, and they were able to bring back a solid right-handed blueliner in Pateryn in the process. Cole will likely settle into a bottom-four role with Minnesota.
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