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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Fletcher spoke with the two beat writers, team broadcasters and wild.com this morning in St. Louis for about eight minutes regarding the state of the team, his attempt to make a trade and the future of coach Mike Yeo.
Asked why this team is so fragile with a lead, coach Mike Yeo said, "Because we're afraid of losing it. We're hoping to win and afraid of losing."
Coach Mike Yeo explained why he's stayed with that line combination and said that Devan Dubnyk will be back in goal tonight.
The Wild coach tried to hold an upbeat, morale-boosting practice in New York on Wednesday. "We just needed a good workday," Yeo said afterward "That's what we got."