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Western Central Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
56-19-7 119
53-22-7 113
49-22-11 109
46-30-6 98
45-30-7 97
39-32-11 89
28-42-12 68
25-50-7 57

2021 Stats

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Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
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Regular Season 6 13 -2 10:16 20

Top Nick Bjugstad News

  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Opens scoring Sunday

    Bjugstad scored a power-play goal and added eight hits in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Predators.

    Bjugstad picked up some of the slack with Mats Zuccarello (lower body) out of the lineup. The goal ended a seven-game drought for Bjugstad, who saw first-line usage Sunday after often being a fourth-liner for much of the campaign. The 29-year-old is up to 13 points, 78 shots on net, 93 hits and a minus-2 rating through 54 outings.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Gets on scoresheet with helper

    Bjugstad notched an assist and two hits in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Capitals.

    Bjugstad has played in the last two contests with Matthew Boldy (upper body) sidelined. Prior to that, Bjugstad was a healthy scratch for seven contests amid a scoring slump. The 29-year-old got back on the scoresheet with his assist on Nicolas Deslauriers' empty-net tally in the third. For the season, Bjugstad has just 11 points, 62 shots on net, 67 hits and a minus-4 rating in 43 contests, mainly playing in a fourth-line role.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Tries to spark comeback

    Bjugstad scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Flames.

    Bjugstad's goal gave the Wild a little jump late in the third period, but they weren't able to push for a tying tally. The 29-year-old has collected a goal and three assists in four games since returning from an upper-body injury that cost him over six weeks. The veteran forward has nine points, 50 shots on net, 48 hits and a minus-2 rating in 32 contests overall. He'll likely continue to play limited minutes in a fourth-line role.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Draws assist in return

    Bjugstad notched an assist, two hits, two PIM and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Oilers.

    Bjugstad helped out on Brandon Duhaime's opening tally just 2:49 into the game. The 29-year-old Bjugstad had missed the last 15 games with an upper-body injury. He saw 11:16 of ice time in his return, though his place in the lineup is far from secure. Bjugstad's at six points, 47 shots on net, 47 hits, eight PIM and a minus-2 rating in 29 contests. He'll need to play well to fend off Nico Sturm's challenge for playing time in the bottom six.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Back in action Sunday

    Bjugstad (upper body) is in Sunday's lineup against Edmonton, per the NHL's media site.

    Bjugstad will return from a 15-game absence Sunday. The veteran forward has five points while averaging 10:11 of ice time through 28 games this season. He'll likely skate in a bottom-six role.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Clears IR

    Bjugstad (upper body) was removed from injured reserve but is unlikely to play Friday against Florida.

    Bjugstad will miss his 15th straight game Friday but could return as early as Sunday in Edmonton. He has five points through 28 games this season.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Cleared but won't play Friday

    Bjugstad (upper body) has been medically cleared to return but will not play Friday against visiting Florida, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.

    Bjugstad will need to be formally activated from injured reserve to return, so look for that to happen potentially prior to Sunday's game in Edmonton. Friday will mark the 15th straight missed contest for the 29-year-old Minnesota native, who is in the midst of arguably his worst NHL season to date with just five points in 28 games.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Returns to practice

    Bjugstad (upper body) participated in practice Saturday, per Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    Bjugstad has missed the last 11 games while dealing with an upper-body injury. The 29-year-old has recorded two points over his last 10 appearances. Kevin Fiala has seen slightly expanded minutes during Bjugstad's absence.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Lands on injured reserve

    Bjugstad (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

    Considering Bjugstad is not expected to return to the lineup until late February, his placement on injured reserve is a mere formality. At this point, with just five points in 28 games this year, the 29-year-old Minneapolis native may struggle to reach the 20-point threshold for the third straight year.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Injury timeline clarified

    Bjugstad (upper body) is expected to miss at least six weeks, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

    Bjugstad exited practice earlier in the week with the injury, and further evaluations have designated the forward for a longer-term injury. The 29-year-old shouldn't be expected back until late February. With just five points in 28 games this season, fantasy managers don't need to keep a close eye on his recovery progress.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Out indefinitely

    Bjugstad (upper body) has been ruled out for an extended period, per Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    Bjugstad exited Wednesday's practice with an injury and is not expected to return for "a while", per coach Dean Evason. The 29-year-old Minnesotan averaged 10:18 of ice time and logged two points through his last five contests.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Exits practice with injury

    Bjugstad suffered an undisclosed injury in practice Wednesday, reports Michael Russo of The Athletic.

    Bjugstad was accidentally slashed during a five-on-three practice scenario and immediately exited the ice. It is unclear the severity of the injury, and a timeline for recovery will be established once details are revealed. The 29-year-old has averaged 10:34 of ice time and logged two goals and one assist through 13 appearances since recovering from an upper-body injury in November.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Nets rare goal

    Bjugstad scored a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Wild.

    Bjugstad tallied just nine seconds into the second period, ending his six-game point drought. The 29-year-old has been limited to a fourth-line role for much of this season, notching four goals, 45 shots on net, 41 hits and a minus-3 rating in 25 outings. He's unlikely to see an uptick in offense this year, so he's not going to help much in fantasy.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Scores against Bolts

    Bjugstad scored a goal on two shots versus Tampa Bay on Sunday.

    Bjugstad ended a six-game goal drought with his third tally of the season. The Minneapolis native is averaging a meager 9:45 of ice time, the lowest of his career, and figures to remain relegated to a fourth-line role moving forward, where he'll offer minimal fantasy value.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Tallies in Sunday's win

    Bjugstad scored a goal on four shots in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Islanders.

    Despite seeing just 7:14 of ice time, Bjugstad made an impact when he got the Wild on the board at 9:59 of the second period. The 29-year-old has posted just two points with 23 shots on net and 19 hits in 11 contests this year. With the team's forwards at nearly full health -- minus Jordan Greenway (lower body) -- Bjugstad shouldn't be expected to play above the fourth line.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Pots first goal of 2021-22

    Bjugstad scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Predators.

    Bjugstad got the Wild on the board 11:30 into the second period, sniping one blocker side from the right faceoff dot to cut Nashville's lead to 3-1. It was the first goal, and first point, of the season for Bjugstad, who had 17 points in 44 games last year for the Wild.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Staying with Wild

    Bjugstad signed a one-year, $900,000 extension with Minnesota on Monday.

    Bjugstad tallied 17 points and 48 hits in 44 games with the Wild during the 2020-21 campaign and added one goal in six postseason appearances. He averaged 11:49 of ice time per game and should have a similar bottom-six role during the 2021-22 season. The 6-foot-6 forward was scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason but is now signed on for a second season with Minnesota.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Buries insurance goal

    Bjugstad scored a goal on three shots and added three hits in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Golden Knights in Game 6.

    Bjugstad got loose on a mini-breakaway and buried a backhand tally for the Wild's third goal. It was the 28-year-old's first point in five appearances during the postseason. The Minnesota native has added nine shots on net, 19 hits and and an even plus-minus rating in a fourth-line role.

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  • Wild's Nick Bjugstad: Back on scoresheet with helper

    Bjugstad recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks.

    Bjugstad collected the secondary helper on a Nico Sturm goal in the first period. The 28-year-old Bjugstad missed eight games due to an upper-body injury, but struggled to get back in the lineup. Friday was his fourth game back from that absence. The Minnesota native has 16 points, 76 shots and 46 hits in 41 outings this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 29
Experience: 9
Shoots: Right