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Wild's Calen Addison: Practicing on top power-play unit
Addison practiced on the Wild's first power-play unit Monday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Addison saw time on the top power-play unit during 2022-23 as well, but he sank on the depth charts toward the end of the campaign, to the point where he was a healthy scratch in 19 of Minnesota's final 29 regular-season contests. Addison should get a chance to start fresh this season, and so far he seems to be taking advantage of the opportunity during training camp. Wild coach Dean Evason praised the blueliner's five-on-five play in the defensive zone during Minnesota's 4-3 preseason victory over Colorado on Sunday. Addison had three goals and 29 points in 62 outings with Minnesota last year.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Inks one-year deal
Addison signed a one-year, $825,000 contract with Minnesota on Tuesday.
Addison produced three goals, 26 assists and 77 shots on net in 62 games last season. He also ranked fifth on the Wild with 18 power-play points. Addison should continue to see plenty of action on the man advantage in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Hasn't played in postseason
Addison hasn't been used yet in the 2023 playoffs.
Addison had three goals and 29 points in 62 regular-season contests. He averaged just 16:07 of ice time, but that included 3:29 with the man advantage, which led to him accumulating 18 power-play assists. However, since the Wild acquired John Klingberg on March 3, Addison has drawn into the lineup just five times. At this point, the 23-year-old might not play at all in the postseason unless the Wild run into injury problems.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Logs helper Monday
Addison recorded an assist in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Panthers.
Addison helped out on a Kirill Kaprizov tally in the second period. Over his last 12 games, Addison's supplied six assists, but he also has a minus-10 rating in that span. The 22-year-old defenseman has 27 points through 52 contests overall, but his minus-18 rating has kept him confined to a third-pairing role with time on top power-play unit, where he's earned 18 of his 24 assists. The offense is good enough to roster in fantasy, but with the Wild in a tight playoff race, he could find himself scratched should the team upgrade its blue line before the trade deadline.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Grabs helper in loss
Addison notched an assist, three shots on goal, two hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Coyotes.
Addison has continued to contribute solid offense with four assists over his last eight games. He's also gone minus-7 in that span, indicating he still has work to do in the defensive zone. He was scratched Dec. 9 due to defensive trouble, so his spot in the lineup can't be considered totally safe yet. The 22-year-old has three goals, 22 assists, 60 shots on goal, 30 blocked shots, 20 PIM and a minus-15 rating through 48 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Supplies power-play assist
Addison managed a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Coyotes.
Four of Addison's six points in January have come with the man advantage. He had just five points in December, so he's made some progress on offense, though the 22-year-old blueliner remains a bit inconsistent. Through 41 contests overall, he's earned 22 points, including 16 power-play assists, to go with 52 shots on net, 24 blocked shots and a minus-9 rating.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Ends four-game point drought
Addison provided a goal and two assists in a 5-1 win against Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
Addison's marker was scored at 9:27 of the second period to put Minnesota up 3-0, and one of his assists was recorded on the power play. The 22-year-old has three goals and 19 points in 36 contests in 2022-23. He snapped a four-game scoring drought.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Pockets power-play assist
Addison registered a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Addison helped out on Joel Eriksson Ek's tally in the third period. The 22-year-old Addison has two goals and six power-play helpers over his last 13 contests, though he's been limited to third-pairing minutes at even strength. The young defenseman has 16 points (12 on the power play), 38 shots on net, 18 blocked shots, 14 PIM and a minus-8 rating through 31 contests -- he's got some room to grow defensively, but his offense is enough to earn attention in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Responds well to scratch
Addison logged a power-play assist in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Canucks.
Addison was scratched Friday, with head coach Dean Evason calling out the 22-year-old for his defensive work. Addison ultimately wasn't asked to do much with 14:07 of ice time Saturday, but he was able to make a positive impact on offense while helping Filip Gustavsson to earn his first shutout. As long as he stays out of the press box, Addison has appeal as a depth defenseman in fantasy. He's earned two goals, 13 assists (11 on the power play), 31 shots on net, 16 blocked shots, 12 PIM and a minus-10 rating through 26 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Odd man out Friday
Addison will be a healthy scratch Friday against the Oilers, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Coach Dean Evason believes scratching Addison should serve as a wake-up call for the young blueliner -- he also told reporters Addison "needs to defend better." Addison's gotten off to a nice start, at least offensively, with two goals and 14 points through 25 games this season, so don't expect him to be out of the lineup for long.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Opens Saturday's scoring
Addison scored a goal and was credited with an assist during Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the visiting Ducks.
Addison, who scored his second goal in five games Saturday, is shaking off a tough 14-game stretch. The 22-year-old defenseman recorded just two assists from Oct. 22 to Nov. 19. Over his past five games, however, Addison has collected five points and a plus-3 rating. Addison, who added two shots Saturday, was credited with the game-opening marker after his one-timer from the blue line was inadvertently deflected by Ducks left winger Max Jones.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Busy in blowout
Addison notched a goal on three shots along with one helper in the Wild's 6-1 blowout victory over the Jets on Wednesday.
Addison earned his first goal of the season early into the second period on a wrist shot assisted by Jon Merrill and Matthew Boldy. The 22-year-old defenseman also has nine helpers through 19 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Registers power-play helper
Addison posted a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Addison snapped a five-game point drought with the helper on Kirill Kaprizov's first of two goals in the game. Through 13 games, Addison has eight assists, six of which have come with the man advantage. While his offense is solid, he's still finding his way on defense at the NHL level. He has a minus-9 rating, 11 blocked shots and six PIM, and he's been dropped to the third pairing at even strength.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Two helpers in win
Addison picked up two assists in 16:04 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Canucks.
Addison has gotten off to a great start this season, having racked up six helpers, four with the man advantage, through the first four games of the campaign. The 22-year-old rookie should continue to quarterback Minnesota's No. 1 power-play unit, making him an appealing option in all fantasy formats.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Distributes trio of assists
Addison notched three assists, including two on the power play, fired five shots on goal and went minus-2 in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Avalanche.
Addison was involved in each of the Wild's goals, earning primary assists on each tally. Through three contests, the 22-year-old blueliner has four helpers, including three on the power play. He's added five shots and a blocked shot, but his minus-5 rating is a sign of the Wild's problems on defense as a team. Nonetheless, Addison's productivity with the power play is an encouraging sign for the defenseman as he looks to stick in the NHL all year.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Making opening roster
Addison made the Wild's opening roster, Sarah McLellan of the StarTribune reports.
Addison had two goals and four points in 15 games with Minnesota in 2021-22, but spent most of the season in the AHL, where he scored seven goals and 34 points in 43 contests. The 22-year-old defenseman is skilled with the puck and projected to get power-play ice time in the Wild's opening game against the Rangers on Thursday. We'll have to see how things change once Jon Merrill is healthy, but there's an opportunity here for Addison to stick with the Wild if he comes out of the gate strong.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Among Black Aces call-ups
Addison, Kevin Czuczman, Joe Hicketts, Dakota Mermis, Mitchell Chaffee, Joseph Cramarossa, Kyle Rau, Mason Shaw, Nick Swaney and Zane McIntyre were promoted from AHL Iowa on Sunday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
All of these players will be on hand for the Wild's postseason run, but they're all unlikely to crack Minnesota's lineup unless multiple injuries arise. Addison picked up four points through 15 top-level appearances during the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Calen Addison: Returned to AHL affiliate
Addison was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Saturday.
Addison has been a healthy scratch for four straight contests, so he'll head to the minors to get some playing time. The 21-year-old defender has picked up four points through 15 NHL appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
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