Michael Russo has covered the National Hockey League since 1995. He has covered the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005, after 10 years of covering the Florida Panthers for the Sun-Sentinel. He uses “Russo’s Rants” to feed a wide-ranging hockey-centric discussion with readers, and can be heard weekly on KFAN (100.3 FM) radio and seen weekly on Fox Sports North.

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Ortmeyer recalled, Palmer placed on injured reserve

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild news, Wild player moves Updated: December 31, 2011 - 11:51 AM

Wild players continue to drop.

Jarod Palmer, in the same game he scored his first NHL goal, was hit while falling and went face first into the boards between the benches Thursday against Edmonton.

Now he's out and immediately placed on injured reserve, meaning it's at least serious enough that the Wild knows he'll miss the minimum week. Jed Ortmeyer has been recalled from AHL Houston.

We'll meet with coach Mike Yeo before the game, so hopefully we have a further update on Palmer. I'd assume now Ortmeyer plays and Colton Gillies is again scratched. I'd assume Mike Lundin is again scratched on the blue line, and Niklas Backstrom starts. If there's any update before the game, I'll update the blog.

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