Quincey agreed to terms on a one-year contract with HIFK Helsinki (Finland) on Tuesday. Quincey spent much of the 2017-18 campaign sitting in the Minnesota press box, as he saw action in a mere 18 contests. Even when he was in the lineup, the defender was limited to just 14:17 of ice time per game. The move to Finland likely marks the end of the 33-year-old's playing days in the NHL. If that's the case, he will end his career with 586 games, in which he tallied 36 goals, 122 assists and 548 PIM.
Quincey was designated for waivers Wednesday. Reading between the lines, the move to waive Quincey could mean Jared Spurgeon (groin) is available for Thursday's tilt against the Golden Knights. It also means that Ryan Murphy could get an extended look in the lineup while Quincey heads down to AHL Iowa -- assuming he goes unclaimed.
Quincey was a healthy scratch in Saturday's win over Philadelphia. Quincey has been alternating being a healthy scratch with Gustav Olofsson, but he's been the odd man out the past two games. His playing time will likely continue to be inconsistent.
Quincey, whose absence from the past two games can be attributed to a minor (undisclosed) injury, will return Saturday for a home game against the Blackhawks, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. According to Russo, Gustav Olofsson will take a seat so that Quincey can draw into this next contest. Quincey remains a no-frills fantasy option having picked up three assists and a plus-3 rating over nine games and 15:35 of average ice time -- that's nothing to brag to your friends about if you own him, but he gets the job done for the Wild.
Quincey had an assist and two hits in 16:21 of ice time in Thursday's win over Chicago. Quincey begins the season in the third defensive pairing with Mike Reilly. He's also getting significant time on the penalty kill unit.
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