Wood scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Sabres.
Wood has a team-high six goals through 15 games, having rediscovered the scoring touch that helped him light the lamp 19 times in 2017-18. The power forward totaled just 21 goals in the two subsequent seasons, but Wood's enticing combination of size and speed, in addition to his net-front role on the Devils' top power-play unit, have made him a go-to scoring option this year for a surprisingly competitive New Jersey team.
Wood scored two goals on seven shots and added an assist and a plus-4 rating during Sunday's 5-3 win over the Sabres.
The Devils' third line carried the load for the team, with Wood and Michael McLeod each lighting the lamp twice. Wood started out the season hot before managing only one point, an assist, in his prior five games, but the 25-year-old could be shifting back into high gear. Overall, he has five goals and eight points in nine games, an impressive haul for a player with career highs of 19 goals and 32 points over a full campaign.
Wood scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added an even-strength assist in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.
The 25-year-old has been one of the bright spots in New Jersey's hot start to the season, lighting the lamp in all three games so far and recording four points in total. Wood has also been skating on the top power-play unit, and while Tuesday's tally was the first time he cashed in on that opportunity, more ice time with the likes of Jack Hughes can only boost his fantasy value.
Wood scored a goal on a team-high five shots and added four PIM in Thursday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins.
Wood certainly left an impression on Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, scoring New Jersey's first goal and also committing a pair of goaltender interference penalties. The physical winger scored just 21 goals in the previous two seasons combined after potting 19 in 2017-18, but Wood did a good job wreaking havoc in front of Rask in this one and should increase his scoring output if he can bring this level of intensity on a nightly basis.
Wood (undisclosed) returned to practice Saturday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Wood has missed the last two days of practice with an undisclosed issue, but he skated on his own Friday, which was the first indication he was likely nearing a return to full health. The 25-year-old American, who notched 11 goals and 23 points in 68 games last campaign, is expected to open the season skating on New Jersey's third line and second power-play unit.
Wood (undisclosed) resumed skating Thursday, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
Wood didn't practice, but he's clearly trending in the right direction after exiting Wednesday's practice with an undisclosed injury. Another update on his status should surface once he's able to return to practice with the main group.
Wood left Wednesday's practice early with an undisclosed injury, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.
After practice, coach Lindy Ruff told reporters he doesn't believe Wood's injury is serious, so although he'll likely miss a few days of practice, it doesn't sound like he's currently in jeopardy of missing the Devils' regular-season opener against Boston on Jan. 14. Another update on the bottom-six forward's status should surface once he's cleared to resume on-ice activities.
Wood recorded an assist, three hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Sharks.
Wood has picked up an assist in consecutive games since he returned from missing a contest due to illness. The 24-year-old winger has 22 points, 126 shots, 93 hits and 55 PIM through 62 contests. He's a physical depth scorer cast in a top-six role for the offensively challenged Devils -- that may earn him some interest in deeper fantasy formats.
Wood (illness) will be back in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Red Wings, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Wood will return to action following just one game on the shelf due to illness. Prior to falling ill, the winger was stuck in a seven-game goal drought during which he notched one assist, 13 shots and 10 hits. The Buffalo native is slated to fill a top-six role alongside Travis Zajac and Joey Anderson versus Detroit.
Wood (illness) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Capitals, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Wood will miss his first game of the season, and rookie Nicholas Merkley will fill in on the third line in his place. The 24-year-old Wood has 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) through 60 games, and he'll aim to return for Tuesday's road contest versus the Red Wings.
Wood scored twice on two shots in Thursday's 5-0 win over Phialdelphia.
Wood skated a team-low 11:46 in this one, but he made the most of his limited ice time, scoring the game's final two goals to put any chances of a Flyers comeback to bed. All three of Wood's shots in his last two games have eluded the goaltender, allowing the power forward to pull even with last season's total of 10 goals. His career high of 19 from 2017-18 likely remains out of reach, though.
Wood scored an empty-net goal and added an assist in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Lightning.
Wood assisted on Andy Greene's second-period goal, and the two swapped roles on a last-second empty-netter. The 24-year-old winger is up to 15 points, 89 shots on goal, 71 hits and 47 PIM through 45 games this season. His solid non-scoring numbers could help fantasy owners in deeper formats.
Wood contributed three shots and two PIM but was held off the scoresheet in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Wood used his speed to create a partial breakaway at one point, but he was unable to add to his season totals of five goals and 11 points. The 24-year-old Buffalo native has supreme physical tools with a 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame and great speed, but his career has been on a downward trajectory since a 19-goal breakout campaign in 2017-18. He's still a useful fantasy asset in leagues that count PIM, as Wood's on pace to top 80 in that category for the fourth consecutive season.
Wood notched two assists, four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Coyotes.
Wood had the secondary assist on both of the Devils' goals in the contest. His line with Michael McLeod and Jesper Boqvist accounted for five points to pace the offense in the win. Wood now has nine points and a minus-11 rating in 32 contests. He's added 60 shots, 39 hits and 22 PIM, but the low output on offense will hinder his fantasy value.
Wood scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Hurricanes.
Wood isn't known for his offence, but this was a nice night -- it was his first multi-point effort of the season. But he doesn't have any fantasy value unless he starts to replicate his 19-goal season in 2017-18. Wood should stay on the wire for now.
Wood scored his first goal of the season in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
Wood's second-period tally made it 3-1 and turned into the game-winner when Jesper Fast got one back for the visitors in the third. Though he showed some promise offensively with 19 goals in 2017-18, Wood's calling card is the rough stuff, and he added two PIM in this one to bring his season total to eight through seven games. The 24-year-old winger is on pace to top 80 PIM for the fourth consecutive season.
Wood racked up 14 PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over Florida. He finishes the season with 10 goals, 24 points and 91 PIM in 63 games.
The 23-year-old power forward took a step back as a scorer after recording 19 goals and 32 points last season, perhaps feeling the negative effects of a contract holdout. Wood still finished between 84 and 91 PIM for a third consecutive campaign despite missing 19 games, and he should continue to make an impact in leagues that reward trips to the sin bin moving forward.
Wood recorded an assist and four shots on goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Coyotes.
Wood came out strong in his first game back after missing 12 games with an ankle issue. He's missed 19 games since the start of January with various injuries, limiting him to 22 points in 57 games this season.
Wood (ankle) will return to action versus the Coyotes on Saturday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Wood emerges from a 12-game injury layoff, and he won't be returning to a makeshift lineup, either. Kyle Palmieri (undisclosed) and Nico Hischier (upper body) will be back in tow as well to bolster the top six and take some of the pressure off the former. Wood has compiled eight goals and 13 assists through 56 games this season, though he's gone against the grain defensively based on a minus-9 rating.
Wood (ankle) won't play Thursday against the Bruins, per Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.
Wood's next chance to play will arrive Saturday for a home game against the Coyotes.
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