Waeros. Players who bounce between the Wild and Aeros constantly…that should cover what, about 30 guys now?
I see the Wild front office listened to me 100%. Kassian, Ortmeyer, and Rau are on their way back to Minnesota in time for tomorrow’s game against Nashville. Staubitz, Zidlicky, and Lundin are 3-game-in-a-row scratches. Trades, anyone?
Nate Prosser didn’t get recalled because he never got sent back for roster requirement reasons. It worked out, actually…Prosser got some more time to recover from a nasty blocked shot. He’s back and skating, so I’d expect to see him against the Predators as well.
As I guessed, Josh Harding will get the start between the pipes in the hopes of resting Niklas Backstrom for Thursday’s rematch on the road in Colorado. Backs has been the hockey equivalent of dynamite against the Avalanche, crushing their dreams in a crazy majority of match ups, especially on their home ice.
The good news continues. Mikko Koivu is practicing, and while he’s not expected to return this week, next week is a definite possibility. Guillaume Latendresse is also practicing, albeit with no contact yet. He’s feeling good, and it sounds like the biggest obstacle between him and game TOI is shaking off the rust of 32 out of 34 games off.
February and March look to be good times for the Wild. Lots of home games, injuries slowly coming to an end, and now two games of remembering what it takes to win hockey games.
Look for any last-minute news tomorrow right here, and we’ll be tweeting live during the game @gonepuckwild