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April 2, 2019 11:32 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Shakes off slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask lit the lamp in Tuesday's win over the Jets.

Rask entered this game pointless in 15 consecutive outings, but he capitalized on a shot from a sharp angle to put the Wild up 3-0 in the first period. The 26-year-old will likely continue to center the second line for the remainder of the regular season.

April 1, 2019 01:12 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Struggles continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask is pointless in his last 10 games while averaging 12:05 of ice time in that span.

The Wild were hoping for bigger things from Rask, after they acquired him from Carolina on Jan. 19. In 20 games for Minnesota, the 26-year-old has just two points and is a minus-3. With just three games left in the regular season, Rask shouldn't be anywhere near fantasy lineups for the rest of 2019.

March 12, 2019 02:08 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Quiet in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask was registered just two PIM in his return to the lineup versus San Jose on Monday.

Rask logged 14:40 of ice time, including 2:04 with the man advantage, in his first night back from a 12-game stint on injured reserve. After being acquired via trade, the center appeared in just 11 contests for the Wild before getting hurt and could take some time to gel with his new linemates.

March 11, 2019 03:12 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Activated off injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask (undisclosed) has been activated off injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

Rask's activation was the final step in clearing him to return to the lineup versus San Jose on Monday. The Swede figures to slot into a top-six role and should get back to at or above his season average ice time (12:11). The 25-year-old has played in just 10 games for Minnesota this season after coming in via trade in January.

March 10, 2019 12:28 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Ready to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Bruce Boudreau said Rask (undisclosed) is "ready to play" in Monday's game versus the Sharks, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Rask remains on injured reserve, so he'll need to be activated before he can suit up. According to McLellan, the 26-year-old worked on the second line with Zach Parise and Kevin Fiala during Sunday's practice. Since Luke Kunin (upper body) won't be able to play Monday, Rask could stay in the top six at game time.

March 7, 2019 12:32 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: More clarity on expected return date
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask (undisclosed) is expected to return sometime next week, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

The Wild have three games scheduled for next week, starting with Monday's home game against the Sharks. Rask presumably will be reevaluated ahead of that contest, but know that Matt Read has been called up from AHL Iowa as extra depth in case Rask doesn't return so soon.

February 19, 2019 12:32 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Designated for injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Rask has already missed two games due to his undisclosed injury and won't be in action versus the Ducks on Tuesday either. The club likely used a retroactive designation, which would allow the Swede to be activated at any time. In the meantime, the Wild seem content to utilize defenseman Brad Hunt as a winger on the fourth line.

February 19, 2019 10:32 AM
Wild's Victor Rask: Not back on ice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask (undisclosed) has yet to resume skating since getting hurt on Feb. 12 versus the Flyers, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Rask is reportedly improving and did go see the doctor Monday, but the fact that he has been unable to skate doesn't bode well for him being ready to play against the Ducks on Tuesday. In the meantime, the potential return of Pontus Aberg (lower body) should allow the Wild to utilize 12 forwards until Rask is cleared to play, instead of slotting defenseman Brad Hunt onto the fourth line.

February 17, 2019 03:04 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Can't go Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask (undisclosed) won't suit up for Sunday's game versus St. Louis, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Rask will sit out for his second straight game. He was still looking to ignite his offense his new squad, as Rask has just two points in 10 games with the Wild. Kyle Rau will continue working on the fourth line in his place.

February 14, 2019 01:20 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Considered day-to-day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask has been labeled day-to-day with a lower-body injury and won't play Friday against the Devils, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Rask had seen limited ice time in the two games prior to his exit, playing fewer than eight minutes in each. Still, his absence Friday degrades the Wild's depth up front and should result in Kyle Rau drawing in.

February 12, 2019 11:20 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Will be evaluated Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask left Tuesday's loss to the Flyers with an undisclosed injury and didn't return, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The injuries keep pouring down on the Wild, as both Rask and Matt Hendricks left in the second period and couldn't make it back. Coach Bruce Boudreau said they'll be evaluated Wednesday. If either of the two have to miss games, expect the team to recall a player from AHL Iowa.

February 12, 2019 07:08 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Looking to get going offensively
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask will suit up as the fourth line left wing in Tuesday's home game against Philadelphia, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau said Tuesday that he wants to get Rask more minutes going forward and get the 25-year-old going offensively per Russo. Since coming over from Carolina, Rask has mustered just two points in nine games for Minnesota. Look for Boudreau to get the Swede going by playing him in big situations, especially on the power play in the near future.

February 2, 2019 11:56 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Scores first goal with Wild
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask notched a goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to Chicago.

In his fifth game with Minnesota, Rask scored his first goal wearing a new sweater. The 25-year-old has just two goals and eight points after missing the first 20 games of the season. It's been by far the worst offensive season for Rask, but hopefully his change of scenery will shake things up.

January 19, 2019 12:24 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Preparing for Wild debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask will debut for Minnesota on Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Coach Bruce Boudreau obviously has already done his homework on Rask, who was traded from Carolina on Thursday for Nino Niederreiter, telling reporters Saturday morning that the center is a "good two-way player" with a "sneaky shot." Rask definitely could use a change of scenery after producing only six points through his first 26 games of the 2018-19 campaign, but in fairness, he did get off to a late start due to a kitchen accident that resulted in lacerated fingers.

January 17, 2019 05:02 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Headed north
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask was sent to Minnesota from Carolina in exchange for Nino Niederreiter on Thursday.

Rask is currently bogged down in a 22-game goal drought, so a change of scenery could help him jump start his season. The center has three more years left at a $4 million cap hit, which means the Wild will save $1.25 million annually compared to Niederreiter's deal.

January 8, 2019 11:48 PM
Hurricanes' Victor Rask: Flourishes on fourth line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask dished out two assists during 10:44 of action in Tuesday's win over the Islanders.

Rask now has three helpers over the last two games on the Hurricanes' fourth line. It's been a bumpy season for Rask with one goal and five points in 22 games after racking up 31 points last year, but possibly this recent demotion will steer him in the right direction.

December 27, 2018 02:40 PM
Hurricanes' Victor Rask: Fourth-line status Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask is expected to center the fourth line Thursday against the Capitals.

This should not come as much of a surprise, as Rask saw fewer than 10 minutes in two of the Canes' last three games just prior to the holiday break. With just two points in 15 games since returning from a hand injury in late November, Rask has been less than impressive to say the least. Needless to say, he should not be on your fantasy roster right now.

December 12, 2018 10:36 PM
Hurricanes' Victor Rask: Struggling in checking-line role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask scored a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs, giving him just two points in nine games since returning from a hand injury in late November.

Rask was previously being used mostly in a top-six role during the past four seasons with the Hurricanes. This year, however, he's been centering the team's third line most nights since his return from a hand injury. Even with Jordan Staal currently out with a concussion, Rask has averaged just 11 minutes in ice time over the past two games, skating on a line with Brock McGinn and Janne Kuokkanen. From a fantasy perspective, it's hard to make a case for owning him right now, even in the deepest of formats.

November 28, 2018 05:04 PM
Hurricanes' Victor Rask: First time tickling twine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask scored a first-period goal in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Canadiens.

This was Rask's first point in four games after he missed the first seven weeks of the season with an injured hand. While it's nice to see him back, he is currently skating on the team's fourth line averaging just 11:03 per game in ice time, quite a step back from the 15-17 minutes he was used to seeing historically. Rask put up just 31 points in 71 games last season, and will be hard-pressed to reach that level again this year, given his lengthy absence and current checking-line role.

November 22, 2018 01:32 AM
Hurricanes' Victor Rask: Clears 10 minutes in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask (fingers) returned to action against the Hurricanes on Wednesday, coming up empty on two shots over 10:32 of ice time in a 5-2 home win over the Maple Leafs.

Rask finally made his season debut having worked his way back into playing shape after a mid-September kitchen accident led to surgery on his right hand. He received ample ice time in the first period, sat out the majority of the second after the 'Canes staked a 2-1 lead, and the center ended up receiving garbage time late in the third stanza. Rask produced 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) over 71 games last season, with four goals and seven helpers on the man advantage.

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