Alex Goligoski Stats
- Height / Weight
- 71 / 173 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/30/1985 (37)
Alex Goligoski Last 10 Games
Alex Goligoski News
Minnesota Wild defenseman Alex Goligoski will replace Dmitry Kulikov in the lineup on Wednesday against St. Louis after sitting out the team's playoff opener as a healthy scratch. Kulikov logged 15:50 in the game and had a poor night in a 4-0 loss with a minus-two rating. Goligoski enjoyed a solid regular season with 30 points and an outstanding plus-41 rating in 72 games, but Wild head coach Dave Evason has scratched him quite regularly in recent weeks, which suggests that he hasn't been happy about Goligoski's play. The veteran blue-liner will try to prove his worth again on the third defensive pairing alongside Jon Merrill.
Minnesota Wild defensemen Jonas Brodin (upper body) and Alex Goligoski (COVID-19 protocols) won't play on Saturday against Washington. It's a major blow for the team, as Minnesota's blue line has already been without Jared Spurgeon (lower body). Matt Dumba's minutes have gone through the roof lately and he'll be expected to do even more now. Other rearguards, such as Jon Merrill and Dmitry Kulikov, will likely have to adjust to a heavier workload as well. Minnesota will miss a total of nine players, so things are also bleak in attack.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Alex Goligoski is enjoying another career renaissance of sorts. Goligoski made the most of his opportunity on Sunday with one shot and one goal. He had a blocked shot as well in a little over 20 minutes of ice time. The defenseman now has three goals and 18 points in 25 games. The Minnesota native and 30 point seasons were commonplace for a long while and would have topped it last year if there had been a full season. The 36-year old is a great addition on fantasy teams for points as a "depth defenseman".
Minnesota Wild defenseman Alex Goligoski recorded a pair of helpers on Sunday in a 5-4 shootout loss against the Lightning, assisting Marcus Foligno on a power-play goal and combining with Dmitry Kulikov to get Kevin Fiala on the scoreboard. Goligoski also delivered three hits on and picked up two penalty minutes. The veteran blue-liner enjoyed a three-point night earlier in the week against Dallas, and he's having a very productive month overall with nine points in nine appearances. The Wild have just lost Jared Spurgeon to a lower-body injury, so Goligoski will have even more responsibility on the blue line, which will hopefully lead to more good numbers.