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January 9, 2021 02:28 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Making progress in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello (arm) skated and stickhandled on his own Tuesday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.

Zuccarello remains without a definite timetable for his return after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right arm in mid-February, but he's clearly made significant progress in his recovery and could be cleared to join his teammates for practice sooner rather than later. The 33-year-old Norweigan will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2019-20 campaign in which he totaled just 15 goals and 37 points in 65 games.

December 4, 2020 06:16 PM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Will miss start of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right arm in mid-February and won't be ready for the start of the 2020-21 campaign, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

A definite timetable for Zuccarello's recovery has yet to be established, but he'll miss the start of the regular season at a minimum, and according to Russo, he "may be out a good bit longer" than that. Zuccarello was apparently playing with discomfort in his arm for much of the 2019-20 campaign, which might at least partially explain why he was limited to just 15 goals and 37 points in 65 contests. The 33-year-old vet was already going to be a late-round pick in most formats prior to this news, so now that he's expected to miss at least a significant chunk of the upcoming season, he can be left on the board in all but the deepest of fantasy leagues during this year's drafts.

August 8, 2020 11:40 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Garners power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello had a power-play assist in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Canucks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Zuccarello was held to just one assist in four games after a disappointing 37 points in 65 regular-season contests. The Norwegian winger has four years left on his contract with the Wild -- if he can't make improvements in 2020-21, he might have the makings of an expensive third-liner.

May 16, 2020 01:00 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Pedestrian output in St. Paul
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello produced 15 goals and 37 points in 65 games prior to the suspension of play in mid-March.

Zuccarello's first season with the Wild has gone rather unspectacularly. He recorded 37 points in 46 games with the Rangers last year before being shipped to Dallas and suffering a season-ending injury in just his second game with the club. The Norwegian is a ways off the 61, 59 and 53 points he put up in the three prior campaigns, so it might be worth adjusting your expectations as he enters his age-33 season.

March 9, 2020 12:12 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Breaks lengthy goal drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello scored a goal in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Ducks.

Zuccarello hadn't scored since Feb. 1, a span of 17 contests during which he amassed seven helpers. The Norwegian winger is up to 15 goals, 37 points, 96 shots and a minus-9 rating through 65 games. He's always been more of a play-maker than a finisher, but Zuccarello is likely going to miss the 50-point mark for the second straight year.

March 8, 2020 02:56 PM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Just six points in last 16 games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello picked up two assists Saturday in a 7-3 loss to the Kings.

He has just six points -- all assists -- in his last 16 games. Zuccarello has gone 17 games without a goal and has just 36 points in 64 games this season. Minnesota has not been kind to the Norwegian Hobbit. He can't be trusted in fantasy right now.

February 22, 2020 03:48 PM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Garners helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello recorded an assist in Friday's 5-3 win over the Oilers.

Zuccarello now has three assists over his last two games, which followed a six-game drought. The 32-year-old has posted 33 points in 56 contests this year. He seems to be meshing well with Alex Galchenyuk on the opposite wing -- Zuccarello can contribute enough to interest fantasy owners in deeper formats.

February 20, 2020 02:40 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Dishes pair of assists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello managed two assists and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Canucks.

Zuccarello also kept the Wild alive with a tally in the third round of the shootout. The Norwegian snapped a six-game point drought with his two-point effort. He's at 32 points (14 goals, 18 assists) and 86 shots in 55 contests. While somewhat streaky, Zuccarello should have a good chance of reaching the 40-point threshold for the seventh straight year.

February 5, 2020 12:56 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Sets up overtime winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello recorded an assist and two PIM in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blackhawks.

Zuccarello had the primary assist on Matt Dumba's game-winning tally. The Norwegian winger has collected three goals and three helpers over his last five games. For the year, the 32-year-old is at 30 points, 80 shots and a minus-8 rating through 48 games. Zuccarello will likely fall short of 50 points this season, but 40 is an attainable level.

January 22, 2020 11:36 PM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Goal and assist in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello potted a goal on three shots, dished an assist, blocked two shots and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Red Wings.

The Norwegian winger struck 1:12 into the second period to tie the game at two. Zuccarello later set up Eric Staal's insurance tally, as well. Through 46 appearances, Zuccarello has 13 goals, 28 points, 77 shots on goal and a minus-9 rating.

January 19, 2020 12:08 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: One of each in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello posted a goal and an assist in Saturday's 7-0 win over the Stars.

The 32-year-old had just two goals in his previous nine games. Zuccarello is up to 26 points (12 tallies, 14 assists), 74 shots on goal and a minus-9 rating in 44 appearances.

January 10, 2020 12:40 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Gets back on scoresheet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello scored the lone Wild goal in a 2-1 loss to the Flames on Thursday.

Zuccarello corralled a long pass from goalie Alex Stalock and scored just 38 seconds into the second period. The Norwegian winger entered Thursday with just a single goal in seven games since a three-point effort versus the Coyotes on Dec. 19. Zuccarello is up to 24 points (11 markers, 13 helpers), 66 shots and a minus-8 rating in 40 contests.

December 20, 2019 01:24 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Compiles three points Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello scored the game-winning goal and supplied a pair of assists in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Coyotes.

Zuccarello played a key role in the Wild's offense. He set up Ryan Donato's tying goal in the second period, and the Wild never trailed after that. He also assisted Eric Staal later in the middle frame, and added the eventual game-winner at 4:57 of the third period. Zuccarello is beginning to find his groove -- the Norwegian has nine goals and 22 points through 32 games this year.

December 18, 2019 01:20 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Strikes with man advantage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

Zuccarello opened the scoring in the final minute of the first period, but the Wild didn't score again until Zach Parise's late third-period tally. Zuccarello is up to eight goals and 19 points through 31 appearances. Six of his points have come with a man advantage.

December 5, 2019 11:28 PM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Wild performance for Wild man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello put up three points -- one goal and two assists -- in Thursday's 5-4 win over Tampa Bay. The goal stood as the winner.

It was his first three-point game of his Wild career. Zuccarello has struggled to find his mojo in Minnesota, so let's hope this is the first sign of good things to come.

November 22, 2019 08:40 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Scores on power play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello found the back of the net with the man advantage during Thursday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche.

The goal was Zuccarello's first point on the power play since Nov. 2, a stretch of seven games. After his slow start to the year, made worse by a lower-body injury, Zuccarello has piled up nine points in 14 contests and looks to be settling in nicely to Minnesota's lineup.

November 18, 2019 08:32 PM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Rolling off injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello has racked up three goals and seven points while averaging 16:14 of ice time in the past 12 games.

After missing four games due to injury in mid-October, Zuccarello has rolling. Zuccarello has been a staple on the team's first line and first power-play unit, playing an average of 2:11 on the man advantage this campaign. If the 32-year-old can keep up his hot rebound off injury, he'll be a sneaky add in season-long fantasy formats with plenty of opportunity for points.

November 8, 2019 03:32 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Registers helper in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello picked up an assist in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Sharks.

Zuccarello set up Jason Zucker for the last of three goals in the third period, which left the Wild short by a tally. The Norwegian winger is on a five-game point streak with three goals and three assists in that span. For the year, the 32-year-old has seven points in 12 contests.

November 6, 2019 02:12 AM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Finding his groove
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello scored a goal and added a helper in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Ducks.

Zuccarello popped out of the penalty box and capitalized on a pass from Joel Eriksson Ek to tie the game at two. Zuccarello then set up Eric Staal's eventual game-winner just 3:09 later. Five of the Norwegian winger's six points have come in his last four games. If the 32-year-old is available, he's worth an add now that he's had time to adjust to his new team.

November 2, 2019 11:56 PM
Wild's Mats Zuccarello: Delivers power-play goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Zuccarello scored on the power play and had two shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

Zuccarello converted a perfect cross-ice feed from Eric Staal to put the Wild ahead 3-2 less than five minutes into the second period. It was just the second goal of the season for the 32-year-old, but both have come in the last two games and he's riding a modest three-game point streak. Zuccarello's offensive production has steadily decreased each season since his 26-goal, 61-point campaign with the Rangers in 2015-16.

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