Minnesota Wild Make First Training Camp Roster Cuts


Sep 17, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Nino Niederreiter (22) scores a goal on Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Jeremy Smith (35) during the second period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Just before yesterday’s 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first game of the preseason, the Minnesota Wild reduced their training camp roster by a few players.

According to the team’s website:

"As the Minnesota Wild prepares to open its preseason at home tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the club has made its first round of training camp reductions.The Wild assigned G Alexandre Belanger to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the Quebec Major Junior League (QMJHL), D Dylan Labbe to the Shawinigan Cataractes (QMJHL) and released D Cody Corbett and LW Carter Sandlak from their amateur tryouts. Corbett was assigned to the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Sandlak was assigned to the Plymouth Whalers in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).The Wild now has 47 players on its training camp roster fighting for spots on Opening Night on Oct. 3 at home against the Los Angeles Kings."

That said, there are still plenty of veterans and youngsters battling for roster spots. More on that later.

By the way, if you didn’t see Niederreiter’s goal last night, it was a beauty.

Assists coming from Charlie Coyle and Mikael Granlund in what could possibly be the line of the future for Minnesota. Talk to you later today.