Zucker fashioned a goal and two assists in Friday's 5-1 road win over the Ducks. Zucker emerged from a four-game point drought with the brilliant performance. Wild GM Paul Fenton would love for the top-six, power-play contributor to go on a tear, as he bestowed a five-year, $27.5 million contract on Zucker in July -- only Mikael Granlund and assistant captain Zach Parise are making more on an annual basis.
Contrary to an earlier report, Zucker is in Monday's lineup against the Canucks. It looks like the Wild may have been tinkering with their lineup just prior to the game, but it makes sense that Zucker is healthy and playing.
Zucker was scratched from Monday's lineup in Vancouver. There hadn't been any word of Zucker dealing with an injury, but it's hard to imagine Minnesota scratching one of its most dangerous offensive weapons. If Zucker is hurt, he could be in danger of missing tomorrow's contest in Edmonton as well. There should be an update on his situation in the next day or so.
Zucker registered a power-play assist in Saturday's 3-2 home win over the Avalanche. Zucker offered a helping hand on Eric Staal's go-ahead goal with 10:16 elapsed in the third period. The veteran winger has notched exactly one point in four of his past five games.
Zucker recorded one assist Tuesday in a 2-1 win versus the Coyotes. The primary helper on Minnesota's game-winning goal gave Zucker his fifth point of the young season. The 26-year-old has looked good early on, featuring on the Wild's power play as well as playing nearly two minutes more per game than he did a year ago. With points in half his games, Zucker has been kind to fantasy owners in the early stages of 2018-19. Continue deploying the American with confidence.
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