Fiala received a qualifying offer from the Wild on Tuesday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports. No surprise here, as the Wild acquired Fiala at the trade deadline last season with the obvious intention of holding onto him. Given Fiala's up-and-down career thus far -- 48 goals, 56 assists in 223 games -- it will be interesting to see what kind of agreement Minnesota will come to with the talented winger.
Fiala scored a power-play goal on four shots and added two PIM in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights. Fiala has collected seven points -- four coming on the power play -- in 15 games with the Wild. The winger is up to 39 points in 79 appearances this season. Since being included in the return for Mikael Granlund, Fiala has seen his ice time per game increase by 1:20, and he's made good use of the premium scoring opportunities. He had just seven of his 32 points on the power play in his 64 games with the Predators.
Fiala has six points but is a minus-7 in his last 13 games since he was traded to Minnesota on Feb. 25. The 22-year-old came into Minnesota highly touted by GM Paul Fenton, the man who drafted him in Nashville. Unfortunately, Fiala hasn't quite lived up to the hype, producing just under a half-point per-game while averaging 3:20 of power-play time. Fiala has been able to run his season point total up to 38 in 77 games, and could be counted upon heavily as the Wild fight for a playoff spot.
Fiala scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Predators. Fiala was a force all night long, playing against his former club for the first time since being traded. One of his two goals came in the latter stages of the third period to force overtime. He's now up to 34 points in 68 games this season, but Tuesday's performance also included a game-high four giveaways.
Fiala has no points and five shots while averaging 17:18 of ice time since being traded from Nashville. Fiala was sent to Minnesota in exchange for Mikael Granlund after racking up 32 points in 64 games for the Predators. The 22-year-old has averaged 2:26 of power-play ice time for the Wild, so a breakout could be possible in the near future.
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