The Blackhawks placed Seeler on waivers Monday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
Seeler drew into 12 NHL contests split between the Wild and Hawks last season, picking up one assist while posting a minus-8 rating. He's logged 105 top-level appearances over the past three campaigns, so he's a perfect candidate for Chicago's taxi squad, but he won't be in the lineup regularly and will produce next to no offense when he does play, so he won't be a viable fantasy option this year.
Seeler managed an assist, seven PIM, two hits and two blocked shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Jets.
Seeler made an impact in his first game with the Blackhawks, earning the secondary helper on Brandon Saad's first-period tally. The defenseman also fought Nathan Beaulieu in the second. Seeler's appearance Sunday was his 100th NHL game, as well. He's at one assist, 15 PIM and 11 blocked shots through seven contests in 2019-20 -- he's a non-factor in the fantasy game.
The Blackhawks claimed Seeler off waivers from the Wild on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Seeler had only played six NHL and six AHL games this year in the Wild's system, and they finally cut him loose. He'll vie for more playing time with the Blackhawks, but there's no certainty because Chicago is currently carrying eight defensemen. Seeler's first chance to crack the lineup is Tuesday against (none other than) the Wild.
Seeler has been placed on waivers by the Wild, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Seeler will likely be sent down to Minnesota's AHL affiliate, but the rest of the league will have a shot at claiming the 26-year-old blueliner off waivers before he can be moved down.
Seeler has been a healthy scratch for the past four games since being recalled from AHL Iowa on Jan. 15.
The playing time has been pretty much non-existent for Seeler at the NHL level this season, as he's gone pointless to go along with a minus-6 rating through six games. Barring any injuries to the defensive corps, Seeler doesn't possess any fantasy value.
The Wild promoted Seeler from AHL Iowa on Wednesday.
Seeler will give the Wild eight options to turn to on the back end, so there's no guarantee he will draw into the lineup on a nightly basis moving forward. He hasn't collected a point and owns a minus-6 rating through six NHL tilts this season, so Seeler's fantasy upside remains extremely low at this point.
The Wild sent Seeler to AHL Iowa on Friday for conditioning.
Seeler hasn't drawn into a contest since Dec. 7, so the Wild will give the blueliner a chance to knock off some rust in the minors before presumably retaking his spot with the big club. Even when he's back, Seeler doesn't see action consistently enough to warrant fantasy ownership in most leagues.
Seeler has suited up in just six games this season, accumulating no points and a minus-6 rating in 10:19 of average ice time.
Even with fellow defenseman Jared Spurgeon suffering a broken hand in December, Seeler was a healthy scratch for 15 of 17 games in the month. Although he wasn't anticipated to make a big impact, the 26-year-old should be far from fantasy radars at this point in the season, especially with Greg Pateryn (groin) returning to practice Monday and getting set for a return to the lineup.
Seeler is expected to get steady ice time with Jared Spurgeon out two weeks or so with a broken hand, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
He worked on a third pairing with Brad Hunt in Tuesday's game. Seeler offers more of a physical presence on the ice than offense as last season he blocked 116 shots and dished out 78 hits. He's been stuck on the bench this season with appearances in just four games.
Seeler has suited up in just four games this season, accumulating no points and a minus-3 rating in 11:04 of average ice time.
Seeler wasn't anticipated to have a fantasy impact this season, but four games suited up through the first 20 is cause for concern. Coach Bruce Boudreau has preferred Carson Soucy as the final defenseman in the lineup, and with Greg Pateryn's (groin) assumed return, Seeler could be pushed even further down the depth chart.
Seeler was a healthy scratch in Saturday's loss to Colorado.
It looks like he'll rotate off-nights with Carson Soucy on the Wild's last defense pairing.
Seeler had two blocked shots and two PIM in 14:31 of ice time in Thursday's loss to the Predators.
Seeler begins the season matched with Brad Hunt on the WIld's third pairing. Seeler was a physical presence on the ice last season, blocking 116 shots and dishing out 78 hits. He only had seven points in 71 games, but he could still improve on the offensive end at just 26 years old. Still, his fantasy value is limited in the short term as he's not a big presence on the power play.
Seeler posted an assist and four hits in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
The 25-year-old blueliner is up to two goals and five helpers in 68 appearances this season, with an average ice time of 12:18 per game. Seeler's more productive in defensive categories with 76 hits and 110 blocked shots, but without many points, he continues to remain off the fantasy radar in virtually all formats.
Seeler blocked a shot in Monday's 1-0 loss to the Predators.
With just two points to his name since Feb. 1, Seeler is not an offensive threat by any metric. He was once again held off the scoresheet against Nashville and remains stuck on six points through 67 games this season.
Seeler will suit up on the third defensive pair for Thursday's road clash against Tampa Bay, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
The 25-year-old has only played three of the last seven games, giving way to Anthony Bitetto in the process. This time it will be Bitetto making way for Seeler, who has just one point in his last 10 games. With five points in 60 games this campaign, the Minnesota native lacks any real fantasy value.
Seeler scored an even-strength goal and had five blocks in Friday's 5-4 loss to New Jersey.
Although Seeler isn't an offensive machine, he's found a way to contribute two points and a whopping 17 blocks in his past 10 games. The Minnesota native now has two goals and five points in 56 games. With a limited role for the Wild, the 25-year-old still doesn't possess much fantasy value.
Seeler blocked five shots to go along with one shot on goal in 12:29 of ice time in Wednesday's win over the Avalanche.
Although Seeler has only contributed four points in 38 games this season, he made his presence felt on the defensive end Wednesday, blocking three shots in the same shift. Since the new year, the 25-year-old has racked up 21 blocks and 19 hits in 12 games. With a limited role for Minnesota, Seeler still doesn't possess much fantasy value.
Seeler was assessed a minor instigator penalty on top of five minutes for interference and 10 for game misconduct in Monday's 1-0 road win over the Canadiens.
Seeler totaled 17 PIM for his retaliatory actions. He watched Kenny Agostino deliver a late hit on Eric Fehr, which caused the winger to leave the game with an undisclosed injury. This move won't affect many fantasy owners, but it's nice to know that Seeler is inclined to stand up for his teammates.
As expected, Seeler (upper body) will return to action Thursday afternoon against host Toronto, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Seeler only has three points in 36 games. He provides a little muscle and is a proficient shot-blocker from the blue line, but that only goes so far in the fantasy realm.
Coach Bruce Boudreau said Seeler (upper body) "looks like he's good to go" for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs, Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Seeler's availability for the contest may not be confirmed until the Wild participate in the warmup skate shortly before the 2 p.m. EST puck drop. The blueliner, who has missed the past two games with an upper-body injury, has managed just three points (one goal, two assists) in 36 contests.
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