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Wild's John Klingberg: Two points in Game 4
Klingberg tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Stars.
Klingberg got Minnesota on the board in the third period, beating Jake Oettinger with a wrist shot after corralling a deflected puck. Klingberg would add a second point later in the frame with an assist on Frederick Gaudreau's tally. The 30-year-old defenseman has four points (a goal and three assists) through two postseason games against his former team after missing the first two games of the series with a lower-body injury. Klingberg tallied 10 goals and 33 points in 67 regular-season games between Minnesota and Anaheim.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Notches two helpers in return
Klingberg (lower body) registered two assists in a 5-1 victory over Dallas in Game 3 on Friday.
Klingberg missed the first two contests of the playoff series due to the injury, but he made his presence felt Friday. In addition to providing two helpers, the defenseman also had a plus-3 rating, two shots and a hit in 16:38 of ice time. Klingberg, who had 10 goals and 33 points in 2022-23, averaged 20:37 over 67 regular-season outings, so he did play a diminished role in his return. However, the 30-year-old might see his playing time increase as the playoffs progress.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: In Friday's lineup
Klingberg (lower body) is suiting up for Game 3 against Dallas on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Klingberg missed the first two games of the series with a lower-body issue. He tallied nine points in 17 games with the Wild during the regular season, including five over the final eight contests. He's expected to skate in a bottom-four role.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Appears ready for action
Klingberg (lower body) appears to be on track to draw into the lineup for Friday's Game 3 versus the Stars, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Although Klingberg appears to be trending in the right direction, confirmation on his status for Friday night's contest may not surface until the Wild takes the ice for pregame warmups. If he's able to go, look for Klingberg to draw into a bottom-four role for Game 3.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Sidelined for Game 2
Klingberg (lower body) isn't expected to play in Wednesday's Game 2 versus the Stars, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
With Klingberg set to miss a second straight contest, look for Jon Merrill to remain paired with rookie Brock Faber on Wednesday. Klingberg, who's picked up nine points through 17 games since being traded to the Wild at the deadline, will be reevaluated ahead of Friday's Game 3 against Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Out for Game 1
Klingberg (lower body) is not in Monday's Game 1 lineup against Dallas, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Klingberg was considered questionable for Game 1 but isn't quite ready to get back in the lineup. The veteran blueliner will be considered questionable again for Game 2 on Wednesday. He scored nine points in 17 games after being traded to the Wild.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Questionable for Game 1
Klingberg's availability for Game 1 against Dallas on Monday is unclear due to a lower-body injury, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.
Klingberg didn't practice Sunday after sustaining the injury during Saturday's session. If Klingberg can't play in Minnesota's playoff opener, Jon Merrill could be in the lineup. Klingberg recorded 33 points, 112 shots on goal and 84 blocked shots in 67 games during the 2022-23 campaign with the Ducks and Wild.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Garners power-play helper
Klingberg notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Blues.
Klingberg has a goal and three helpers over his last five games. The 30-year-old defenseman is fitting in well with the Wild, and he now has 32 points over 64 contests between them and the Ducks this season. He's added 108 shots on net, 77 blocked shots and a minus-24 rating.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Nets 10th marker of 2022-23
Klingberg supplied a power-play goal in Monday's 4-3 shootout loss to Vegas.
Klingberg is on a three-game scoring streak with a goal and three points in that span. Through 62 contests this season, he's provided 10 goals and 31 points. Klingberg has reached double digits in goals for the first time since 2018-19, though he's unlikely to match his 2016-17 career high of 13 markers.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Logs helper Saturday
Klingberg notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights.
Klingberg has a helper in each of the last two games. He set up Matthew Boldy for the lone tally in Saturday's loss. For the season, Klingberg has 30 points, 100 shots on net, 73 blocked shots, 55 hits, 34 PIM and a minus-24 rating through 61 appearances between the Wild and the Ducks. He's been slightly better with Minnesota, though that's likely a product of a stronger supporting cast than the one he had in Anaheim.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Reaches 20-assist mark
Klingberg logged an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Avalanche.
Klingberg missed the last three games with an upper-body injury, and he'd been held off the scoresheet in the three contests before his absence. The blueliner set up Sam Steel's first-period go-ahead tally. Klingberg has five points through 10 outings with the Wild and 29 points in 60 appearances when accounting for his time with the Ducks to begin the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Good to play vs. Colorado
Klingberg (upper body) will draw back into the lineup for Wednesday's game against Colorado, according to Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Klingberg missed the Wild's previous three contests because of the injury. He has nine goals and 28 points in 59 appearances this season. He's projected to serve in a top-four capacity Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Ruled out for Monday
Klingberg (upper body) won't play Monday against the Kraken, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.
As expected, Klingberg isn't quite ready to return despite taking part in the morning skate. This will be his third straight contest on the shelf. The 30-year-old defenseman has four points, 17 shots on goal, six blocked shots and five hits in nine appearances with the Wild since being acquired from Anaheim. Klingberg will be replaced in the lineup by Jon Merrill.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Unlikely to play Monday
Klingberg (upper body) isn't likely to play Monday versus Seattle, per Michael Russo of The Athletic.
The plan is for Klingberg to skate Monday, so he's getting closer to returning. He has nine goals and 28 points in 59 contests this season. Klingberg has missed Minnesota's last two contests, including Saturday's 3-1 victory over Chicago.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Out of action Saturday
Klingberg (upper body) won't be in the lineup versus Chicago on Saturday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Coach Dean Evason said Friday that Klingberg will see doctors but would not be available Saturday. Klingberg has nine goals and 28 points in 59 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Not playing Thursday
Klingberg (upper body) won't play in Philadelphia on Thursday.
Klingberg left practice early Thursday and did not return. He has a goal and three assists in nine games since his trade from Anaheim at the deadline. Klingberg had eight goals and 24 points in 50 games with the Ducks before the trade. Consider him day-to-day.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Buries goal Wednesday
Klingberg scored a goal on four shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 8-5 win over the Blues.
Klingberg sparked a burst of three goals in 1:58 for the Wild in the second period. The defenseman started slowly with the Wild, but he's picked up four points over his last three contests now that he's settled in. The 30-year-old has nine tallies, 28 points, 89 shots on net, 68 blocked shots, 53 hits, 34 PIM and a minus-23 rating through 56 outings when accounting for his time with the Ducks.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Deals another helper
Klingberg logged an assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes.
Klingberg set up a Matthew Boldy tally in the second period. Over his last two games, Klingberg has picked up three assists, though it's not like the Sharks and the Jets are exactly defensive powerhouses. The 30-year-old blueliner is up to 27 points (seven on the power play), 85 shots on net, 68 blocked shots and a minus-23 rating through 55 contests between the Ducks and the Wild this season.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Grabs first assists with new team
Klingberg logged two assists, including one on the power play, and two PIM in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Klingberg had come up empty in his first three games with the Wild, but he snapped the slump Saturday. He set up a Marcus Johansson goal 30 seconds into the third period and then helped out on a Mats Zuccarello insurance tally on the power play a little over halfway through the frame. Klingberg is up to 26 points, a minus-24 rating, 83 shots on net, 68 blocked shots, 52 hits and 32 PIM through 54 contests between the Wild and the Ducks this season. His presence in a stronger offense and on the top power-play unit for Minnesota still gives him some intrigue in fantasy, but he needs to show a bit more consistency.... See More ... See Less
Wild's John Klingberg: Traded to Minnesota
Klingberg (not injury related) was dealt to Minnesota from Anaheim on Friday in exchange for a 2025 fourth-round pick, Andrej Sustr and the NHL negotiating rights to Nikita Nesterenko.
Klingberg was a healthy scratch Wednesday for trade-related reasons. He has eight goals and 24 points in 50 contests while averaging 20:52 of ice time this season. Anaheim will retain 50 percent of what's left on Klingberg's one-year, $7 million contract. The 30-year-old is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.... See More ... See Less
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