Pontus Aberg
Pontus Aberg
25-Year-Old Left WingLW
Minnesota Wild
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Aberg will start the 2018-19 campaign clinging to his tenure with Edmonton. The Swede has one year remaining on his contract, but he lacks a clear role outside of splitting time on the third line. After being acquired in a trade from Nashville at last year's deadline, the speedy winger collected two goals and six assists in 16 games. While not a must-own for fantasy rosters, the 24-year-old is still intriguing based on how the Oilers have sampled him on the first line and power play. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $1.3 million contract with the Predators in July of 2017.
Activated off IR
LWMinnesota Wild
February 18, 2019
Aberg (lower body) has been taken off injured reserve, per the NHL media site.
ANALYSIS
Aberg's activation was the final step in getting back onto the ice for Tuesday's matchup with Anaheim. The winger was stuck in a 12-game goal drought prior to getting hurt, while tallying three helpers, 19 shots and a concerning minus-11 rating. Aberg will likely start in a bottom-six role, but could earn more minutes if he can get out of his funk.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:46
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:24
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:37
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    2:05
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    0:00
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
12:20
0:16
0:00
2017–18
11:06
0:02
0:01
2017–18
14:38
1:07
0:01
2018–19
12:46
2:24
0:00
2018–19
15:37
2:05
0:00
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2015
After appearing in just 15 games for the Preds last season, Aberg re-signed on a two-year, $1.3 million contract in July, which pretty much guarantees he will see an expanded role this season. The Swede has significant scoring upside as he enters his age-24 campaign – he led the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals with 52 points in 56 games last season – so don't be surprised if he winds up getting a look on one of the Preds’ top two lines at some point, as the club is thin on the wings behind top-line studs Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson. As such, Aberg represents a good sleeper candidate in deeper fantasy formats; a steady top-six role could quite conceivably lead to him cracking 40 points.
Last season -- his first in the AHL since coming over from Sweden -- Aberg ranked fifth in team scoring for Milwaukee, recording 34 points (16 goals, 18 assists) in 69 games. Talent-wise, Aberg has good speed and a sound two-way game. He passes the puck well and possesses a hard accurate shot, although at 5-foot-11 and 187 pounds, he will likely need to add size in order to compete at the NHL level. Expect Aberg to continue his development at AHL Milwaukee this upcoming season.
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Expected back Tuesday
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Lower Body
February 18, 2019
Aberg (lower body) is slated to return to the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Anaheim, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Not playing Sunday
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Lower Body
February 17, 2019
Aberg (lower body) participated in warmups but won't play in Sunday's game versus the Blues, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
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Lifted from IR
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February 17, 2019
Aberg (lower body) was activated from injured reserve and is expected to play in Sunday's game versus the Blues, per the NHL's official media site.
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Could play Sunday
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Lower Body
February 16, 2019
Aberg (lower body) could return to action Sunday against St. Louis, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Set to skate Friday
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Lower Body
February 14, 2019
Aberg (lower body) is expected to take part in Friday's morning skate, but won't be in the lineup against New Jersey.
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