Eriksson Ek received a qualifying offer from the Wild on Tuesday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports. Eriksson Ek isn't a game-changing talent, but the 22-year-old center brings tremendous energy in a bottom-six role and has recorded point totals in the teens in each of the past two seasons. Every team needs affordable bottom-six guys like this, so it was prudent for the Wild to retain the Swede's rights with this move.
Eriksson Ek (lower body) had three hits over 15:02 of ice time during Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights. The Swedish center didn't find his way onto the scoresheet after missing seven contests, but he skated 1:45 more than his season average, indicating he is ready to resume his full role for the Wild. Eriksson Ek has 13 points and 104 hits in 54 games while playing pivot in the bottom six.
Eriksson Ek (lower body) will play in Friday's game versus the Golden Knights, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Eriksson Ek is returning from a seven-game string of absences. He'll center the third line with Jordan Greenway and Luke Kunin, looking to get back on track offensively after going pointless in his last six games.
According to coach Bruce Boudreau, Eriksson Ek (lower body) "looked good" in practice and is expected to rejoin the lineup for Friday's game against the Golden Knights, Chad Graff reports. Eriksson Ek's return likely won't result in many fantasy lineup changes, but he should provide a bit more stability to the Wild's bottom six. He slotted in as the team's center on the third line during practice Thursday, positioning him alongside Jordan Greenway and Luke Kunin in his return.
Erickson Ek will be a game-time decision for Friday's tilt versus the Golden Knights. Eriksson Ek hasn't lived up to his first-round billing through parts of three seasons at the top level. Though 2018-19 has been the more efficient of his two (mostly) full seasons in terms of points per game, it's amounted to just 13 points over 53 games. The Swede carries point-per-game marks in his brief time at the AHL level, so he has little to prove there. Considering his asking price may not be high now, Eriksson Ek may be worth a gamble in some dynasty formats. He will look to get back on the ice Friday to close out the season strong.
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