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Wild's Alex Goligoski: One of each Wednesday
Goligoski scored a goal, dished an assist, blocked four shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Blues.
Goligoski scored on a breakaway in the second period and set up Ryan Reaves' tally in the third. This outing snapped a 12-game point drought for Goligoski, who has seen more defensive usage in a bottom-four role lately. The 37-year-old blueliner has just six points with 57 shots on net, 53 blocked shots and a minus-7 rating through 36 contests.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Being used sparingly
Goligoski has been a healthy scratch for Minnesota's last three games.
Goligoski has been used in just 19 of Minnesota's 48 games this season despite staying healthy. When he has been in the lineup in 2022-23, the 37-year-old's contributed a goal, three points, 19 hits and 26 blocks while averaging 17:02 of ice time. Unless an injury to a defenseman forces Minnesota to alter its plans, Goligoski is unlikely to see his role significantly grow as the campaign progresses.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Nets OT winner
Goligoski scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 2-1 overtime win over the Hurricanes.
Goligoski played the hero in this one with his first overtime goal since 2017. He struck 1:12 into the extra session on a feed from Sam Steel. Prior to Saturday's game, Goligoski was honored for reaching 1,000 NHL contests, a mark he achieved Oct. 20 versus the Canucks. He's only played in two of the 14 games since, so he's far from a regular in the lineup at 37 years old. The defenseman has contributed eight shots on net, four blocked shots, two hits and a minus-5 rating through six appearances this season, and his goal was his first point of the year.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Will play Saturday
Goligoski is practicing on the third pairing Friday, according to Joe Smith of The Athletic.
Goligoski has been a healthy scratch in each of his last six games and 12 of his last 13 contests and coach Dean Evason said that he would return to the lineup Saturday. The veteran defenseman was practicing on the third unit with Calen Addison. Goligoski is pointless in five games this season.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Minimal role early on
Goligoski hasn't gotten much work this season and has a minus-5 rating without a point through four games.
Goligoski was a healthy scratch for Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss against Boston, but even before that he was used sparingly. He logged 18:31 of ice time in his Oct. 13 season debut followed by an average of just 12:58 over his next three games. This slow start comes after his steep decline from an average of 23:00 TOI in 2020-21 to 18:56 last season. He's 37 years old, so his fall is understandable and a comeback might not be in the cards.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Playing alongside Spurgeon
Goligoski has served on a pairing with Jared Spurgeon throughout training camp, reports Michael Russo of The Athletic.
That arrangement continued during Thursday's preseason game against Chicago. Goligoski logged 22:30 and registered his second assist of the preseason. Last season, he saw his average ice time dip below 20 minutes for the first time since 2008-09. That's understandable given that he was 36 years old -- now 37 -- at the time, but he still appears to have something left in the tank.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Healthy scratch Friday
Goligoski will not be in Friday's lineup against Seattle, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Goligoski is averaging 18:48 of ice time with 30 points through 69 games this season. The 36-year-old will get a night off as the Wild prepare for the postseason. Jordie Benn will take his place in the lineup and Goligoski could return as early as Sunday against Nashville.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Provides helper
Goligoski notched an assist, four blocked shots, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Capitals.
Goligoski has had an eventful week, sitting out three games as a scratch and signing a two-year contract extension. He's played in the last two contests with Jon Merrill (upper body) on the shelf, and Goligoski was able to snap a five-game point drought with his helper Sunday. For the season, Goligoski is at 29 points, 68 shots on net, 79 blocked shots, 48 hits and a plus-37 rating in a bottom-four role through 60 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Signs contract extension
Goligoski agreed to terms on a two-year, $4 million contract extension with the Wild on Wednesday.
The veteran defenseman has been a stabilizing force on the Wild blue line this season, registering a plus-34 rating in 58 games. Goligoski has also added two goals and 28 points this year.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Scratched again Tuesday
Goligoski will once again be a healthy scratch heading into Tuesday's matchup with the Flyers, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.
Goligoski's place in the lineup was always going to be tenuous once the Wild brought in Jacob Middleton at the deadline and now the 36-year-old veteran finds himself watching from the press box for a second straight contest. While Goligoski should push Dmitry Kulikov and Jon Merrill for a spot on the blue line, neither his eventual return or absence should impact the majority of fantasy players given his limited offensive upside.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Out Sunday
Goligoski (undisclosed) will not play Sunday against Colorado, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear if Goligoski is injured or if it's simply a rest game for the 36-year-old blueliner. Goligoski has tallied 28 points while averaging 19 minutes of ice time through 58 games this season. He'll be considered questionable for Tuesday's tilt with the Flyers until more information is available.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Contributes two helpers
Goligoski notched two assists and went plus-2 in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blackhawks.
Goligoski helped out on Kevin Fiala's third-period equalizer and Marcus Foligno's game-winner in overtime. The 36-year-old Goligoski had been a bit quiet on offense with no points in his last three outings, which were sandwiched around two-game absence in the COVID-19 protocols. The defenseman has 23 points, 38 shots on net, 44 blocked shots, a plus-18 rating and 22 PIM in 32 contests -- he's surpassed his 22-point effort from 56 games with the Coyotes last season.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Clears COVID-19 protocols
Goligoski was activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list Saturday.
Goligoski will presumably return to a top-four role and a spot on one of Minnesota's power-play units Monday versus the Avalanche. The 36-year-old vet has racked up 21 points through 29 contests this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Lands in protocols
Goligoski was placed on the COVID-19 list and will not play against the Capitals on Saturday.
Goligoski will miss his first game since early November. The veteran blueliner has 21 points while averaging 19:44 of ice time through 29 appearances. Dakota Mermis is expected to suit up in his absence.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Records assist in loss
Goligoski posted an assist, three blocked shots and two hits in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Stars.
Goligoski helped out on Kirill Kaprizov's second-period marker. The 36-year-old Goligoski has four assists in his last five games, and he should continue to see top-four usage as long as Jared Spurgeon (lower body) is out. Through 27 contests, Goligoski has two goals, 18 assists, 36 blocked shots, 29 shots on net and a plus-14 rating.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Garners helper
Goligoski posted an assist and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Sabres.
Goligoski set up Kirill Kaprizov's go-ahead goal late in the second period. The 36-year-old Goligoski has collected assists in three of his last four games. The Minnesota native is up to 19 points, 28 shots on net, a plus-14 rating, 33 blocked shots and 23 hits in 26 outings overall. He's just three points shy of matching his scoring output from last season.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Lights lamp in Sunday's loss
Goligoski scored a goal and added two PIM in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Golden Knights.
Goligoski got the Wild on the board at 13:54 of the first period. The 36-year-old defenseman has dropped his scoring pace a bit in December with a goal and three helpers through his last six games. For the season, he's at three tallies, 15 assists, 28 shots on net, a plus-13 rating, 33 blocked shots and 21 hits through 25 contests.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Chips in with power-play helper
Goligoski logged a power-play assist and two shots on net in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Goligoski also took a shot up high from Brent Burns, but he was able to return to the game after getting repairs in the locker room. The 36-year-old Goligoski has collected four helpers in his last five games. The American defenseman has 17 points (three on the power play), 24 shots on net, 29 blocked shots and a plus-13 rating through 23 appearances in his first year with the Wild.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Goligoski: Dishes pair of assists
Goligoski notched two assists, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Devils.
Goligoski helped out on goals by Kirill Kaprizov and Ryan Hartman in the contest. The 36-year-old Goligoski has been excellent lately with two goals and eight helpers in his last eight games. For the season, the veteran defenseman has 16 points, 25 blocks, 22 shots on net and a plus-12 rating while working in a top-four role. His solid play has helped cover the absence of Jared Spurgeon (lower body), who last played Nov. 20.... See More ... See Less
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