Player Notes

  • Pockets helper
    Hartman notched an assist, three shots on goal, four PIM and two hits in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Oilers.

    Advice: Hartman had to mix it up with Evander Kane after the Oilers' winger laid a hit on Jonas Brodin that knocked the defenseman out of the game. Hartman was also involved in another fracas at the final buzzer. The 29-year-old snapped his eight-game point drought with the helper, a span in which he missed three contests -- two for a suspension and one for an illness. He's at 12 points, 51 shots on net, 21 hits, 18 PIM and an even plus-minus rating through 22 outings this season. Hartman's inconsistent offense has seen him drop into a bottom-six role at even strength. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Collects two assists
    Johansson recorded a pair of assists in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Oilers.

    Advice: Johansson helped out on goals by Matt Boldy and Joel Eriksson Ek early in the second period. With three helpers over his last two contests, Johansson is moving past his 10-game point drought that spanned most of November. The 33-year-old forward is up to 11 points, 37 shots on net, 16 hits and a minus-2 rating through 25 outings. He's unlikely to see more than middle-six usage with some power-play time. Yesterday, 10:14 pm
  • Two helpers in Friday's loss
    Faber notched a pair of assists, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Oilers.

    Advice: Faber set up Matt Boldy's goal early in the second period and added a helper on a Connor Dewar goal later in the frame. With Jonas Brodin (undisclosed) suffering an injury Friday, Faber may be in line for even more responsibility going forward. The 21-year-old has held down a top-four role this season, and he's not exactly being sheltered. He's produced 12 points, 29 shots on net, 41 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating through 25 appearances as a rookie this year. Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Buries goal in loss
    Dewar scored a goal in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Oilers.

    Advice: Dewar had been held off the scoresheet in the first three games of December before scoring Friday. He's registered at least one point in just five of 25 contests this season, but one of those outings was a four-point effort. The 24-year-old has six tallies, two helpers, 26 shots on net, 28 hits and a minus-2 rating while playing mostly in a fourth-line role. Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Scores in Friday's loss
    Eriksson Ek scored a goal on four shots and added three hits in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Oilers.

    Advice: Eriksson Ek has five goals over his last eight outings, though he hasn't recorded an assist in that span. The center's tally Friday briefly gave the Wild a 2-1 lead. He's up to 13 goals, 20 points, 91 shots on net, 45 hits, 23 blocked shots, 26 PIM and a plus-4 rating through 25 contests overall. He remains solid on the second line as well as featuring at the net front on the first power-play unit. Yesterday, 10:06 pm

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