Mikael Granlund went from being reassigned to Houston on Monday night to being brought back on emergency recall Tuesday because forward Mike Rupp was banged up. He will be in tonight's lineup.
“We got lucky,” GM Chuck Fletcher said. “It was too late to get him a flight Monday night [from Calgary] and we found out about Rupp before [Granlund’s] flight [Tuesday].”
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GM Chuck Fletcher said the finish to the season after being the second-best team in the West during the regular season is "still incredibly disappointing. It still stings, let's put it that way."
The young forward, coming off a career year, missed three games at the end of the season with a lower body injury.
The 27-year-old defenseman is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for next season.
The defenseman is expected to be recovered by training camp in September.
The Wild held its end-of-the-year availability on Tuesday, and here's a synopsis of the morning sessions from the press conference room and the locker room.