Bjugstad signed a one-year, $900,000 extension with Minnesota on Monday.
Bjugstad tallied 17 points and 48 hits in 44 games with the Wild during the 2020-21 campaign and added one goal in six postseason appearances. He averaged 11:49 of ice time per game and should have a similar bottom-six role during the 2021-22 season. The 6-foot-6 forward was scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency this offseason but is now signed on for a second season with Minnesota.
Bjugstad scored a goal on three shots and added three hits in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Golden Knights in Game 6.
Bjugstad got loose on a mini-breakaway and buried a backhand tally for the Wild's third goal. It was the 28-year-old's first point in five appearances during the postseason. The Minnesota native has added nine shots on net, 19 hits and and an even plus-minus rating in a fourth-line role.
Bjugstad recorded an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Ducks.
Bjugstad collected the secondary helper on a Nico Sturm goal in the first period. The 28-year-old Bjugstad missed eight games due to an upper-body injury, but struggled to get back in the lineup. Friday was his fourth game back from that absence. The Minnesota native has 16 points, 76 shots and 46 hits in 41 outings this season.
Bjugstad (upper body) has been cleared to play, but he won't be in the lineup for Friday's game versus LA, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Wild likely don't want to insert Bjugstad into the lineup for the first contest of a back-to-back set following his eight-game absence, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in action Saturday against San Jose. He's picked up 15 points through 37 games this campaign.
Bjugstad (upper body) is expected to travel with the Wild for the team's upcoming four-game road trip, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Bjugstad has been skating on his own of late, but he has yet to return to practice with his teammates, a step he'll need to take before rejoining Minnesota's lineup. Still, it's safe to assume the 28-year-old forward will be ready to return at some point within the next week. He's notched 15 points in 37 contests this season.
Bjugstad (upper body) skated on his own Thursday, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Bjugstad is clearly making progress in his recovery, but he'll need to return to practice with his teammates before returning to game action, so look for another update on his status once that occurs. The 28-year-old American has picked up 15 points in 37 games this campaign.
Bjugstad (upper body) won't be available for Wednesday's game against Arizona.
Bjugstad will miss a fourth straight contest with his upper-body issue and remains without a timetable for his return. The 28-year-old forward has picked up 15 points in 37 games this season.
Bjugstad (upper body) didn't make the trip to St. Louis for Minnesota's back-to-back set against the Blues on Friday and Saturday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Wild have yet to release an expected timetable for Bjugstad's return, but he'll miss at least two more contests with his upper-body injury. The 28-year-old forward has picked up six goals and 15 points in 37 games this season.
Bjugstad (upper body) won't play Wednesday versus the Avalanche, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Bjugstad suffered an upper-body injury during Monday's loss to Colorado and will miss at least one game as a result. The 6-foot-6 forward has notched 15 points in 37 games this campaign.
Bjugstad (upper body) is considered questionable for Wednesday's clash with Colorado, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Bjugstad's availability against the Avalanche could boil down to a game-time call. He's picked up 15 points in 37 contests this campaign.
Bjugstad registered a goal and an assist and added five PIM with two hits in Monday's 5-4 loss to Colorado.
Bjugstad put together a solid all-around night on the stat sheet, setting up Ryan Hartman's goal to open the scoring in the first period, tallying one of his own early in the third, and dropping the gloves with Colorado's Kyle Burroughs. The goal and assist gave Bjugstad his first multi-point game of the year, and the 28-year-old now has six goals and nine assists in 37 contests in his first season with the Wild.
Bjugstad scored a goal on three shots and added a pair of hits Monday in a 2-1 win over Anaheim.
BJugstad jumped on a loose puck in front and swatted it into an open net to break a 1-1 tie just under four minutes into the third period. It was the fifth goal of the season for Bjugstad, who had gone his previous eight games without one. The 28-year-old University of Minnesota product, in his first season back in his home state, has 12 points in 30 games for the Wild.
Bjugstad scored a goal and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-1 win over the Coyotes.
Bjugstad extended the Wild's lead to 3-0 with his tally at 14:27 of the first period. He's contributed two goals and two helpers in his last six outings. For the season, the Minnesota native has seven points, 42 shots on net, a plus-6 rating and 12 PIM in 21 games in a bottom-six role.
Bjugstad scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 3-1 win over the Kings.
Bjugstad tallied at 14:31 of the first period to extend the Wild's lead to 2-0. His goal stood as the game-winner as the Kings only got one puck past Cam Talbot in the contest. The 28-year-old Bjugstad has picked up points in each of his last two games. He's at five points, 37 shots on net, 19 hits and a plus-3 rating through 17 outings.
Bjugstad notched an assist and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Avalanche.
Bjugstad set Nico Sturm loose for a breakaway goal in the third period. The helper was Bjugstad's first point since Jan. 28 -- he went seven games without getting on the scoresheet. The 28-year-old forward has just four points to go with 35 shots on net, 19 hits and 10 PIM through 16 appearances.
Bjugstad has been activated off the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list.
Bjugstad will be eligible to play Tuesday against the Kings. He's picked up three points through 11 games this campaign.
Bjugstad was placed in the league's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Bjugstad was one of six players placed on the list from the Wild on Wednesday. It's unclear if Bjugstad tested positive for the virus or was placed due to contact tracing, but he'll need to be cleared off the list before he can re-join the team. Expect the Wild to bring in reinforcements for their upcoming four-game homestand.
Bjugstad scored a goal on four shots in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Kings. He added four shots and two PIM.
Bjugstad's rebound goal late in the second period gave the Wild a 4-2 lead and stood up as the game-winner. The 28-year-old center, in his first season playing in his home state, has three points in his last four games after opening the year scoreless in his first four.
Bjugstad scored a goal and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Sharks.
Bjugstad could have had two goals, but he had one taken away for offside in the second period. He struck later in the same period to pull the Wild within a goal. Bjugstad has just two points to go with 10 shots on goal and six PIM in six contests.
Bjugstad posted an assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Sharks.
Bjugstad set up Zach Parise for what would be the game-winning goal in the second period. Early on in 2020-21, Bjugstad has bounced all around the lineup. His assist Friday was his first point of the year to go with nine shots and a minus-1 rating in five contests. The 28-year-old has battled injuries and regression over the last two seasons, and he's still trying to find his way in Minnesota.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/28||@ LV||L 2-6||0||0||0||0||8:42|
|05/26||vs LV||W 3-0||1||0||1||+1||9:29|
|05/24||@ LV||W 4-2||0||0||0||0||10:32|
|05/20||vs LV||L 2-5||0||0||0||-1||8:33|
|05/18||@ LV||L 1-3||0||0||0||0||8:45|
|05/16||@ LV||W 1-0 (OT)||0||0||0||0||8:23|
|05/13||@ STL||L 3-7||0||1||1||0||12:52|
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