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Wild's Yeo: Struggling Fontaine a healthy scratch vs. Red Wings

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo isn't pleased with what he's seeing from forward Justin Fontaine.As a result, Fontaine will be a healthy scratch for the first time this season in Monday's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Yeo told reporters that he expects more from Fontaine, who has been held without a goal in each of his last nine contests.Via the Minneapolis Star Tribune:After...
Via FOX Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild notebook: Fontaine out for season opener with lower-body injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- With two games remaining in the preseason, the Minnesota Wild have already lost a forward for the season opener on Oct. 9. Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said Justin Fontaine has a lower-body injury which will keep the second-year forward out of the lineup for a couple of weeks and through the regular season's first game. Fontaine, 26, had 13 goals and eight assists...
Via Fox Sports North
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Justin Fontaine to 2-year deal, Nino and Keumper’s future still up in the air

Justin Fontaine signs back on for two years at about $1 million per season. Hard work does pay off, its something we tell young people all of the time.  Whether as coaches, as teachers or as parents as you try to instill work ethic so they can overcome the challenges and hardships one faces as they grow up.  Or at least that’s what you hope.  For some people the rewards for...
Via State of Hockey News
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild re-sign Fontaine to two-year contract

The Minnesota Wild re-signed Justin Fontaine to a two-year contract, the club announced on Tuesday, allowing the sides to avoid an arbitration hearing. Though financial terms were not disclosed, Fontaine's agent, Neil Sheehy, tweeted that the deal was worth $2 million. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the salary will be $950,000 in the first year and $1.05 million in the...
Via Fox Sports North
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Fontaine and JPF Motorsports ready to make NASCAR Whelen All-American Series debut at Kingsport Speedway

FLETCHER, N.C. — To say that Justin Fontaine is excited about making his NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing debut this weekend at Kingsport Speedway would be an understatement. “The Concrete Jungle” will roar to life with the 2014 season opener on Saturday, March 29. The seven division racing program in the Model City will be headlined by the NASCAR Whelen All-American...
Via On Pit Road
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Fontaine's SO goal gives Wild 2-1 win over Canucks

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Justin Fontaine's goal in the seventh round of the shootout gave the Minnesota Wild a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night. Fontaine went wide on Eddie Lack and slid the puck under the Vancouver goalie. Darcy Kuemper preserved the win by denying Vancouver's final shooter, David Booth, as he attempted a spin-o-rama shot. Earlier in the...
Via Fox Sports North
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Important month ahead for young squad

The last 12 games for the Minnesota Wild saw the team move from one end to the other on the spectrum of the NHL’s Western Conference. They struggled mightily over the course of two weeks in which they lost 6 consecutive games while being outscored by a margin of 27-13. The injury bug hit hard as they were forced to place superstar forward Zach Parise on injured reserve because...
Via isportsweb.com
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fontaine hat trick helps Wild beat Coyotes for 4th straight win

Justin Fontaine scored three goals, Niklas Backstrom stopped 39 shots and the Minnesota Wild won their fourth straight game by beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1 on Thursday night. Fontaine scored late in the first period, gave the Wild a two-goal lead on a power play in the third and closed out his first career hat trick with an empty-net goal. Kyle Brodziak had a goal and an assist...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes overtaken late by red-hot Wild

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Justin Fontaine scored three goals, Niklas Backstrom stopped 39 shots and the Minnesota Wild won their fourth straight game by beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1 on Thursday night. Fontaine scored late in the first period, gave the Wild a two-goal lead on a power play in the third and closed out his first career hat trick with an empty-net goal. Kyle Brodziak...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Fontaine's first career hat trick sparks Wild win over Coyotes

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Six straight losses sent the Minnesota Wild into a downward spiral, the weight of the previous game carrying over into the next. Once the Wild learned how to put games behind them, good or bad, the wins started piling up. Justin Fontaine scored three goals, Niklas Backstrom stopped 39 shots and the Wild won their fourth straight game by beating the Phoenix...
Via Fox Sports North
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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