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January 15, 2021 03:00 AM
Wild's Victor Rask: Sparks comeback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask scored a goal and went plus-2 in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Kings.

Rask was listed as the fourth-line center, but he saw enough time with Kirill Kaprizov to convert on one of the latter's passes in the third period. There's plenty of opportunity for the 27-year-old Rask in 2020-21, as the Wild have rather poor center depth. The Swede shouldn't have as much trouble staying in the lineup as he did last year, but most fantasy managers can still leave him on the waiver wire for now.

March 9, 2020 12:08 AM
Wild's Victor Rask: Tallies in rare appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask netted a goal in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Ducks.

Rask scored at 1:49 of the third period to tie the game at three. He's been a healthy scratch for the last seven contests, but entered the lineup in place of Gerald Mayhew for Sunday's game. Rask is up to five goals, 13 points and 38 shots through 43 appearances.

February 22, 2020 01:12 AM
Wild's Victor Rask: Joins lineup, gets assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask posted an assist and two hits in Friday's 5-3 win over the Oilers.

Rask finally got back into the lineup after eight straight games as a healthy scratch. The 26-year-old made good on the opportunity with an assist on Jared Spurgeon's first of three tallies in the game. Rask now has 12 points, 35 shots on goal and 25 hits through 41 outings this year. With Luke Kunin (upper body) leaving Friday's game, Rask could get more opportunities in the lineup going forward, but he'll likely remain as a fourth-liner at best.

February 9, 2020 11:16 AM
Wild's Victor Rask: Stuck in press box
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask is expected to serve as a healthy scratch for Sunday's game against Colorado, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Sunday will mark the fourth straight time that Rask will be stuck in the press box as the team's healthy scratch at forward. He's had quite an inconsistent year for the Wild, with only 11 points, 34 shots on goal and 23 hits in 40 games. Even when he gets another opportunity in the lineup, Rask fails to warrant any fantasy consideration.

January 22, 2020 11:56 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Snaps slump with assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask produced an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Red Wings.

Rask found Jason Zucker for the tally at 2:19 of the second period. The assist snapped a nine-game point drought for the center, who also spent one game as a scratch in that span. With only 11 points, 33 shots on goal and 23 hits in 39 games, the 26-year-old Swede isn't producing enough to warrant fantasy attention.

January 19, 2020 01:12 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Production slows
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask has just one goal while averaging 11:10 of ice time in his past 10 games.

Rask missed out on the action in Saturday's 7-0 win over Dallas, going pointless for the eighth-straight game. The 26-year-old shouldn't be on fantasy radars going forward, as he has just four goals and 10 points through 37 games this campaign.

December 20, 2019 01:48 AM
Wild's Victor Rask: Provides helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask notched an assist, a pair of hits, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Coyotes.

Rask had the secondary helper on Marcus Foligno's go-ahead goal at 3:25 of the second period. Rask has nine points and a plus-9 rating through 26 contests, matching his offense from 49 games between the Wild and Hurricanes last season. He's not close to the pace necessary to match his career-high 48 points from 2015-16.

December 12, 2019 11:56 AM
Wild's Victor Rask: Primed for increased role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask will likely center the second line for Thursday's game against Edmonton with Eric Staal (undisclosed) injured, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Staal exited Tuesday's game after colliding with an official, and his status for Thursday is uncertain. Rask has been used exclusively in a bottom-six role with the Wild to this point in the season, averaging just 9:50 of ice time. The 26-year-old will likely see his ice time number rise as early as Thursday, especially considering he's racked up three points in his last five games.

November 17, 2019 11:28 AM
Wild's Victor Rask: Notches helper Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask dished out an assist in 7:32 of ice time in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Carolina.

Rask finally got back on the scoresheet, nabbing his first point since Oct. 14. He's been a non-factor from a fantasy perspective this season, only notching three points and skating in 9:24 of average ice time in 11 games. Coach Bruce Boudreau has planted Rask on the fourth line for much of the year through the first 20 games, so don't expect Rask to be a reliable fantasy option for the time being.

October 24, 2019 02:24 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Expected to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask (lower body) is in the projected lineup for Thursday's matchup with Nashville,'s Robby Stanley reports.

Rask has missed Minnesota's last three games with a lower-body injury, but he took rushes on the Wild's third line during morning skate, which was the first sign that he'd likely be an option against the Predators. The 26-year-old has notched two points in three games this campaign.

October 21, 2019 01:20 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Ruled out versus Oilers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask (lower body) will not be in the lineup when the Wild face the Oilers on Tuesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Rask missed Sunday's win over the Canadiens and will miss a third straight game Tuesday when Minnesota faces off with Connor McDavid and the Oilers. Head coach Bruce Boudreau said Rask could return to practice Wednesday. If so, he has a good chance to suit up in Nashville on Thursday. Expect another update on Rask's status to come following Wednesday's practice.

October 19, 2019 12:44 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to coach Bruce Boudreau, Rask (lower body) could resume skating Monday but won't play Sunday against Montreal, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

Rask's next opportunity to get back into game action thus comes Tuesday against Edmonton. The Swede was skating limited minutes before getting hurt, but Rask had still managed to generate a goal and an assist through three games.

October 17, 2019 12:04 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask (lower body) won't play Thursday against Montreal, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Wild have yet to release any details regarding the severity of Rask's injury, but for now, he can be considered day-to-day ahead of Sunday's game against the Canadiens. The 26-year-old forward has notched one goal and two points while averaging 9:47 of ice time in three contests this season.

October 17, 2019 11:40 AM
Wild's Victor Rask: Dealing with lower-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask missed Thursday's morning skate due to a lower-body injury, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

The Wild have yet to shed any light on Rask's status for Thursday night's matchup with Montreal, but he should be considered questionable at best at this point. If he's unable to go, Kevin Fiala will draw back into the lineup.

October 15, 2019 03:16 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Nets third-period winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask scored a goal on his lone shot of the game in Monday's 2-0 win over the Senators.

Rask broke a scoreless tie midway through the third period Monday, stealing a puck in the offensive zone and sniping one from the bottom of the left faceoff circle. The 26-year-old was a healthy scratch last Thursday but has hit the scoresheet in each of his two games since with an assist Saturday and a goal Monday. Still, he saw limited ice time in those two games and registered just one shot on goal in each.

October 4, 2019 01:56 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Healthy scratch Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask was a healthy scratch for Thursday's loss to Nashville.

Rask is clearly out of Minnesota's near-term plans, but he'll stick on the roster mostly because of the six-year, $24 million contract he signed in 2016. He's likely to be inactive most nights barring injuries.

September 27, 2019 08:00 PM
Wild's Victor Rask: Likely to make NHL roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rask will likely make the Wild's Opening Night roster as the 13th forward, Michael Russo of TheAthletic reports.

Despite entering the fourth year of the six-year, $24 million contract he signed in 2016, Rask is on the roster bubble. He scored just three points in 23 games after being traded to the Wild last season. If he does make the roster, he may be a healthy scratch most nights.

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.

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