Wood scored two goals on seven shots and added an assist and a plus-4 rating during Sunday's 5-3 win over the Sabres. The Devils' third line carried the load for the team, with Wood and Michael McLeod each lighting the lamp twice. Wood started out the season hot before managing only one point, an assist, in his prior five games, but the 25-year-old could be shifting back into high gear. Overall, he has five goals and eight points in nine games, an impressive haul for a player with career highs of 19 goals and 32 points over a full campaign.
Wood scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Rangers. The 25-year-old has been one of the bright spots in New Jersey's hot start to the season, lighting the lamp in all three games so far and recording four points in total. Wood has also been skating on the top power-play unit, and while Tuesday's tally was the first time he cashed in on that opportunity, more ice time with the likes of Jack Hughes can only boost his fantasy value.
Wood scored a goal on a team-high five shots and added four PIM in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins. Wood certainly left an impression on Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, scoring New Jersey's first goal and also committing a pair of goaltender interference penalties. The physical winger scored just 21 goals in the previous two seasons combined after potting 19 in 2017-18, but Wood did a good job wreaking havoc in front of Rask in this one and should increase his scoring output if he can bring this level of intensity on a nightly basis.
Wood (undisclosed) returned to practice Saturday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. Wood has missed the last two days of practice with an undisclosed issue, but he skated on his own Friday, which was the first indication he was likely nearing a return to full health. The 25-year-old American, who notched 11 goals and 23 points in 68 games last campaign, is expected to open the season skating on New Jersey's third line and second power-play unit.
Wood (undisclosed) resumed skating Thursday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports. Wood didn't practice, but he's clearly trending in the right direction after exiting Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed injury. Another update on his status should surface once he's able to return to practice with the main group.
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