2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Wild’s Jason Pominville Close to Making His Return?


Apr 18, 2013; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Justin Braun (61) and Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville (29) collide during the third period at the HP Pavilion. The San Jose Sharks defeated the Minnesota Wild 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY SportsAccording to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, Jason Pominville is on the ice for today’s morning skate.

That is a very good sign, indeed, Mr. Russo. It remains to be seen whether or not he’ll be in tonight’s lineup for Game Four against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Gone Puck Wild will keep you updated as the situation develops.

UPDATE: Head Coach Mike Yeo and Pominville had a good, long talk during the morning skate. I can only imagine just how much Pominville wants to get back out on the ice tonight.

The decision ultimately rests with Yeo. Pominville’s return could certainly boost Minnesota’s offensive numbers, but there’s no point in rushing a player that’s very important to the future of the franchise. If Yeo doesn’t think Pominville is 110% ready to play, he likely won’t play him. Also, this is just his third practice since the Dustin Brown incident.

At least it’s a step in the right direction.