Staal registered 22 goals and 52 points in 81 games while averaging 18:08 of ice time this season.
After a resurgent 74-point season last campaign, it was going to be tough for the 34-year-old to follow that up in 2018-19. The 52 points is the Ontario native's lowest mark in a season since the 2015-16 campaign. Staal is under contract for two more seasons with the Wild following a contract extension he signed in February.
Staal scored a goal and added an assist -- both on the man advantage -- in Friday's 3-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Staal had the starring performance for the Wild in this critical victory. He's up to 22 goals and 30 helpers in 77 games, down from the 76 points he posted last season but still a strong campaign. If the Wild are to make up a four-point gap in the standings, Staal will have to be at his absolute best in the last four games of the season.
Staal scored a power-play goal but was a minus-2 in Saturday's 5-1 loss to Carolina.
Staal was able to record his 21st goal of the campaign, and moved his point total to 50 in 75 games. The 34-year-old also logged 4:03 of power-play ice time and was a lone bright spot for the Wild. With his team making a push for the playoffs, it wouldn't be a surprise for Staal to shoulder a heavy workload as the season comes to a close.
Staal notched a power-play assist in 24:49 of ice time in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Islanders.
The 34-year-old has gotten it going recently, racking up eight points in his last 10 games. Staal has seen some regression from last year's 70-point season, but has racked up 49 points in 72 games this campaign. Staal saw a season-high 8:23 of power-play time in the game, which suggests he'll be relied upon heavily as the Wild make a playoff push.
Staal provided one helper in Sunday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Predators.
The top-line center has eight points over his six-game point streak, and he currently owns 45 points in 65 games this year. Staal remains a solid option for offensive production at 34 years old.
Staal opened the scoring with his 19th goal of the season in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Flames.
Staal needed only 3:17 in the first period to net a goal in the victory. The 34-year-old center has taken a step back from his resurgent campaign last year, but still has 44 points in 64 games. More recently, he's registered seven points in his last five contests, although the streak comes after he went pointless in nine straight games.
Staal registered two secondary assists on the power play during Tuesday's win over the Jets.
Staal was just rewarded with a two-year contract extension Monday, and he extended his point streak to four games to return the favor. Both of Staal's assists went through Ryan Donato, who dished passes to Brad Hunt and Jason Zucker for the team's first and second goals. He now has 43 points through 63 games.
Staal signed a two-year contract extension worth $3.25 million AAV on Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
Staal will settle for a slight decrease in annual salary from the $3.5 million he averaged on his first three-year deal with the Wild, but he'll gain security without having to hit free agency in July. The stalwart has played a vital role for the Wild as a top-six center with 88 goals and 182 points through 246 games. As one of the most revered centers in the game, he will continue to provide offensively in addition to helping the Wild maintain a veteran presence in the locker room, as the team keeps getting younger with the recent trade acquisitions of Ryan Donato and Kevin Fiala.
Staal dished out two assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Rangers.
Staal helped the Wild snap a 171-minute goal drought with his assist on Jared Spurgeon's first-period tally, then added a second helper on Jordan Greenway's empty-netter. He was also largely responsible for Zach Parise's unassisted third-period goal, as Staal's uncalled trip on Rangers defenseman Brady Skjei forced Skjei to cough up the puck to Parise all alone in front. This effort snaps a nine-game point drought for the veteran center.
Staal is pointless while averaging 18:29 of ice time in his past five games.
The 34-year-old center has certainly slowed down following a 42-goal campaign in 2017-18. It's unclear what has led to the slump, but it's certainly not a lack of opportunity, as Staal has been averaging 2:51 of power-play time in his last five games. Though he's struggling as of late, it would be smart to stick with Staal, as he's still on track for his third straight 60-point campaign.
Staal scored two goals, one on the power play, and added an assist in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche.
The veteran has been on fire heading into the All-Star break, racking up four goals and 10 points in his last eight games. Staal is on pace to fall just short of his third straight 60-point campaign, but if he picks up where he left off when the Wild are back in action Feb. 1, he could make up that ground quickly.
Staal generated a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Golden Knights.
The venerable pivot needs only five more points to reach 1,000 in an illustrious career that's been split between the Hurricanes, Rangers and Wild. Staal remains a high-volume shooter with a top-line role, so don't forget about the 34-year-old when constructing daily lineups; he's reasonably priced on all the main DFS sites.
Staal recorded two assists in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Flyers.
The veteran center had only two points (both helpers) in six games to begin 2019, so this performance was a welcome sight. Unsurprisingly, Staal hasn't come close to repeating his 42-goal, 76-point pace from last season, but his 13 goals and 29 points through 44 games is likely a bit of a disappointment even for those fantasy GMs who managed to keep their expectations in check.
Staal scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-2 loss to Chicago.
Staal's goal was his first in two weeks, as the Wild forward has been held somewhat in check in the month of December. In 11 games, the veteran has recorded four goals and three assists -- not terrible, but Staal is certainly capable of more. Minnesota will need him firing on all cylinders if it's going to make a playoff push in the second half of the season.
Staal has just five points in 10 games in the month of December.
The veteran center has seen his monthly point total dip each time the calendar has turned this season. Staal began the year with 12 points in the month of October and then followed that up with eight more in November. In December, Staal is currently sitting at just five points, with his last multi-point performance coming back on Nov. 21. Since that two-goal outing, the 34-year-old has just four goals and three assists in 13 games.
Staal, along with the rest of his teammates, finished Thursday's 2-0 loss to Calgary without a point.
The individual result wasn't for a lack of trying as Staal was able to fire four shots on goal, but Mike Smith was simply unbeatable Thursday. The 34-year-old center continues to enjoy another quality season, with 10 goals and 20 points in 27 games, and Staal should continue to produce on a somewhat consistent basis as long as he stays healthy.
Staal scored two goals Wednesday -- one of which came on the power play -- in a 6-4 win over the Senators.
The two markers were Staal's seventh and eighth goals of his 15th NHL season. The 34-year-old continues to produce, albeit at a slightly lower rate compared to a season ago. Meanwhile, the eldest Staal continues to see heavy power-play minutes with a team-high 3:05 versus Ottawa.
Staal scored a goal and assisted on another Thursday in a 6-2 win against Vancouver.
Both of Staal's points came at even strength, and so far only three of 14 this season have come with the man advantage. That said, the elder Staal continues to produce at an impactful level in his 15th NHL season and his splits show he doesn't even need to rely on special teams to do so.
Staal (illness) will be in action against the Kings on Thursday; telling reporters, "I feel good. I don't think I'm at 100 percent, but I definitely feel a lot better...good sweat today and hopefully a great game tonight."
Prior to getting sick, Staal racked up six points in his previous four outings. The 33-year-old seems to be getting better with age, as he has recorded back-to-back 60-plus point campaigns since joining the Wild and is on pace for another this year.
Staal (illness) will travel with the team but may not play Thursday against the Kings.
Coach Bruce Boudreau says Staal continues to battle what the team figures is "some sort of virus", and the veteran's status for Thursday remains up in the air as a result. He'll make the trip, but it seems Staal will be in tough to suit up in L.A.
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