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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rask (lower body) is in the projected lineup for Thursday's matchup with Nashville, NHL.com'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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