Injuries keep coming for Wild

  • Article by: MICHAEL RUSSO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 15, 2011 - 10:23 PM

The latest is captain Mikko Koivu, who hurt his leg in overtime against Chicago. First word is it isn't serious.

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boydogDec. 16, 11 8:25 AM

I'm so upset about all these injuries . . . . again this year. Yet I don't know who to be mad at. How can we have 5 times the lost production than Chicago? Sure makes it difficult to get a good chemistry and rhythmn going when the roster is juggled nearly every game.

rudy84Dec. 16, 11 8:31 AM

A couple crazy ideas... Now may be the time to trade Harding. I love the guy but there aint enough room on the roster for 3 goalies. With Backstrom having a no trade clause why not get some good talent in return for Harding so he don't walk away with nothing in return - AKA Gaborik. If you think we are going to get him for a contract similar to this years contract you are delusional. The other crazier idea... Move Scandella up to forward until we get some of our forwards healthy. I am not recommending a conversion like the failed Burnsie debacle. He has great speed and stick handling abilities so why not? I have faith our coach will make the right decisions to keep the momentum going forward.

KevinskoggDec. 16, 11 8:50 AM

Don't Panic, you just have to make the playoffs, division titles are secondary, really. They don't have to do anything rash at this point. I really like this team with the PMB/Cullen/Seto(Wellman) line. 9-15 seems to be a good match and can take the another winger on pretty easily and I think I had been seeing Dany backcheck pretty damn well. 21 has been aces. One guy I don't like is zidlicky. Very talented but I think he makes poor decisions.

cabramsDec. 16, 11 8:55 AM

And just how many of those 106 are due to concussions? Wake up NHL!

marcnolDec. 16, 11 9:10 AM

It seems like every Minnesota team has more injuries than every other team in their respective leagues. Just was getting excited about this team. Now half the roster is out with one thing or another. The saving grace is that the Wild have the deepest and strongest netminding in the NHL. They are going to need it!

markit8Dec. 16, 1110:15 AM

I'm sorry, but moving Scandella to the forward position would be a terrible idea. He has the tools to become a solid top-4 blueliner in this league: hard shot, ability to play solid in his own end, while providing some offense, etc. Why mess with that just for a quick fix? Management has made smart decisions with personnel so far, although depending on the extent of the numerous injuries, CF may be looking at making some moves in the future.

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