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Training camp hasn’t started and the Wild already has serious goaltending issues.
Josh Harding, looking to resurrect himself after missing last season’s second half because of complications from multiple sclerosis, has been sidelined by an ankle injury, multiple sources said Tuesday.
The team, experts when it comes to bad luck with its goaltending health, was totally caught off guard Monday when Harding limped into the trainer’s room. For a month, Harding had been feeling great off the ice and looking great on the ice. He even sat down last week with the Star Tribune to talk about how much he was looking forward to this season.
But suddenly, Harding didn’t take part in the team’s captain’s practices the past two days at Xcel Energy Center, is walking with the use of crutches and will miss at least the start of training camp when players take the ice Friday. The injury did not occur on the ice, sources say.
General Manager Chuck Fletcher was scheduled to return to the Twin Cities from Traverse City, Michigan, where the Wild participated in a prospect tournament, on Tuesday night. The Wild does not yet know the extent of the injury or how long Harding will be out, although it’s expected to be awhile.
Fletcher is expected to meet with coach Mike Yeo, Harding and athletic therapist Don Fuller on Wednesday, as well as speak with team orthopedic surgeon Joel Boyd.
Harding didn’t reply to text messages Tuesday.
With veteran Niklas Backstrom healthy and Harding set to be ready, the Wild had been playing hardball with unsigned restricted free agent Darcy Kuemper. Harding’s injury could have implications on the negotiations with the young goaltender.
Kuemper was seeking a one-year, one-way contract, while the Wild was offering a two-year deal with the first year being a two-way and the second year being a one-way as of last week.
Kuemper’s agent floated that his client, who at least then had little leverage, was contemplating offers from Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.
If Harding is out long-term, the Wild also has unsigned unrestricted free agent Ilya Bryzgalov as an option.
Last season in 12 regular-season games with the Wild, Bryzgalov went 7-1-3 with a 2.12 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. In the playoffs, he went 3-6-1 with a 2.63 goals-against average and .885 save percentage.
Bryzgalov, 34, made clear publicly through his agent last month that he wanted to return to the Wild. It’s believed Fletcher has already reached out to Bryzgalov to see if he would be willing to come to training camp on a tryout.
Backstrom, whose 189 wins rank first all-time on the Wild, has so far looked good in his skates. Two seasons ago, he tied for the league lead with 24 wins but sustained a sports hernia minutes before Game 1 of the playoffs. Last season, Backstrom sustained myriad injuries and never felt completely healthy coming into the year. He went 5-11-2 with a 3.02 goals-against average and .899 save percentage.
He ultimately underwent season-ending abdominal and hip surgeries. He is now 36 with two years left on his contract.
“This is an opportunity for him,” Yeo said Monday before knowing that Harding was injured. “Backy’s kind of been the forgotten soldier right now. Nobody even talks about him. He’s won a lot of hockey games for us, there’s been many games where I know he stole games for us. He’s a guy who can come in and do that again this year. I think he’ll be motivated.”
Last week, Harding sat down with the Star Tribune for an interview. That article was supposed to appear in Tuesday’s editions. In the story, Harding discussed how great he felt on and off the ice and how he was looking forward to this season.
“It’s one of those summers where everything clicked and I feel even better than I did last summer and feel like I’m in better shape,” said Harding, 30. “With the year of knowledge of what I’m dealing with, with a different mind-set and different mentality about what I did this offseason, I think it’s definitely going to help out tremendously.
“I just feel … great. Physically, mentally, knowing everything that’s been working for me, I believe I’m going to show I’m capable of playing a full season. I just feel … great.”
Last year, Harding was in the midst of a sensational season, reeling off 18 victories by Dec. 17 before missing a road trip for what even doctors felt would be a minor adjustment to his treatment.
That season, one in which Harding led the NHL with a 1.65 goals-against average and .933 save percentage, would be stopped in its tracks. He returned to start two games, including one where he clearly wasn’t right and the Wild blew a three-goal lead to the Islanders. He didn’t play again after Jan. 1 – the second season in a row he missed significant time due to the debilitating illness.
It’s clear Harding had a relapse.
“Without going into big details, one plus one equals two. The changing of the medication, the changing of the treatment over the Christmas break, things happened and things happened quick,” Harding said.
But Harding had been feeling great since the springtime and came close to returning in the playoffs. Conditioning was the only reason why he couldn’t. Last week, even Harding said the only thing that has kept him from being an everyday No. 1 is health. Even before being diagnosed with MS, Harding was often derailed by injuries, whether it being to his knee or hip.
Asked last week what his biggest objective was this season, Harding didn’t hesitate: “To stay healthy the entire season and be available for every game and give the team whatever they need from me and try my best and have fun while I do it.”
Minnesota Wild players report for training camp Thursday (on ice for the first time Friday), and this afternoon the team sent out its training-camp roster. Thirty-five players are on it, with several other additions coming soon from the current Traverse City prospect tournament.
The team will hold an open practice at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Fans can enter through Gate 1 beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be concessions available. Single-game tickets go on sale at the box office at 10 a.m.
The first exhibition game is one week from today in Winnipeg.
I'll be on KFAN in-studio Tuesday at 10:15-10:55 a.m.
2014-15 MINNESOTA WILD TRAINING CAMP ROSTER
LEFT WING HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2013-14 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
24 Matt Cooke 5-11 205 Left 9/7/78 Belleville, Ontario Minnesota NHL 82 10 18 28 54 FA/13
40 Curt Gogol 6-1 190 Left 9/21/91 Calgary, Alberta Worcester/Iowa AHL 56 4 2 6 204 TRD/13
36 Michael Keranen 6-1 176 Left 1/4/90 Stockholm, Sweden Ilves Tampere Finland 52 17 35 52 47 FA/14
11 Zach Parise 5-11 195 Left 7/28/84 Minneapolis, Minnesota Minnesota NHL 67 29 27 56 30 FA/12
26 Thomas Vanek 6-2 217 Right 1/19/84 Vienna, Austria BUF/NYI/MTL NHL 78 27 41 68 46 FA/14
19 Stephane Veilleux 6-1 200 Left 11/16/81 Beauceville, Quebec Minnesota NHL 21 0 2 2 21 TRD/12
16 Jason Zucker 5-11 186 Left 1/16/92 Newport Beach, California Minnesota NHL 21 4 1 5 2 EN/10
CENTER HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2013-14 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
12 Cody Almond 6-2 217 Left 7/24/89 Calgary, Alberta Geneve-Servette Swiss 44 18 16 34 75 FA/14
21 Kyle Brodziak 6-2 210 Right 5/25/84 St. Paul, Alberta Minnesota NHL 81 8 16 24 61 TRD/09
64 Mikael Granlund 5-10 186 Left 2/26/92 Oulu, Finland Minnesota NHL 63 8 33 41 22 EN/10
56 Erik Haula 5-11 192 Left 3/23/91 Pori, Finland Minnesota NHL 46 6 9 15 29 EN/09
9 Mikko Koivu 6-3 217 Left 3/12/83 Turku, Finland Minnesota NHL 65 11 43 54 24 EN/01
10 Jordan Schroeder 5-9 180 Right 9/29/90 Prior Lake, Minnesota Vancouver NHL 25 3 3 6 2 FA/14
27 Brett Sutter 6-0 200 Left 6/2/87 Viking, Alberta Carolina NHL 17 1 1 2 9 FA/14
RIGHT WING HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2013-14 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
54 Brett Bulmer 6-4 212 Right 4/26/92 Prince George, B.C. Iowa AHL 43 11 8 19 79 EN/10
3 Charlie Coyle 6-3 221 Right 3/2/92 East Weymouth, Mass. Minnesota NHL 70 12 18 30 33 TRD/11
14 Justin Fontaine 5-10 175 Right 11/6/87 Bonnyville, Alberta Minnesota NHL 66 13 8 21 26 FA/11
22 Nino Niederreiter 6-2 208 Left 9/8/92 Chur, Switzerland Minnesota NHL 81 14 22 36 44 TRD/13
61 Zack Phillips 6-0 194 Right 10/28/92 Fredericton, New Brunswick Iowa AHL 76 12 21 33 16 EN/11
29 Jason Pominville 6-0 185 Right 11/30/82 Repentigny, Quebec Minnesota NHL 82 30 30 60 16 TRD/13
28 Joel Rechlicz 6-4 220 Right 6/14/87 Brookfield, Wisconsin Hershey AHL 25 1 1 2 87 FA/14
DEFENSEMEN HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2013-14 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
58 Corbin Baldwin 6-5 215 Left 2/5/91 Winnipeg, Manitoba Iowa AHL 64 0 1 1 129 INVITEE
2 Keith Ballard 5-11 208 Left 11/26/82 Baudette, Minnesota Minnesota NHL 45 2 7 9 37 FA/13
4 Stu Bickel 6-4 207 Right 10/26/86 Chanhassen, Minnesota Hartford AHL 24 1 7 8 85 FA/14
7 Jonathon Blum 6-1 190 Right 1/30/89 Long Beach, California Minnesota NHL 15 0 1 1 0 FA/13
25 Jonas Brodin 6-1 180 Left 7/12/93 Karlstad, Sweden Minnesota NHL 79 8 11 19 22 EN/11
44 Justin Falk 6-5 215 Left 10/11/88 Snowflake, Manitoba New York Rangers NHL 21 0 2 2 20 FA/14
74 Colton Jobke 6-0 190 Left 4/20/92 Delta, British Columbia Iowa AHL 11 0 0 0 4 INVITEE
6 Marco Scandella 6-3 210 Left 2/23/90 Montreal, Quebec Minnesota NHL 76 3 14 17 20 EN/08
46 Jared Spurgeon 5-9 185 Right 11/29/89 Edmonton, Alberta Minnesota NHL 67 5 21 26 16 FA/10
20 Ryan Suter 6-1 198 Left 1/21/85 Madison, Wisconsin Minnesota NHL 82 8 35 43 34 FA/12
GOALTENDERS HT WT CATCHESBORN BIRTHPLACE 2013-14 TEAM LGE GP W-L-OT SO GAA SV% ACQ
32 Niklas Backstrom 6-2 194 Left 2/13/78 Helsinki, Finland Minnesota NHL 21 5-11-2 0 3.02 .899 FA/06
33 John Curry 5-11 185 Left 2/27/84 Maplewood, Minnesota Iowa AHL 19 7-9-2 1 2.62 .920 FA/14
37 Josh Harding 6-2 202 Right 6/18/84 Regina, Saskatchewan Minnesota NHL 29 18-7-3 3 1.65 .933 EN/02
35 Darcy Kuemper 6-5 205 Left 5/4/90 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Minnesota NHL 26 12-8-4 2 2.43 .915 EN/09
2014-15 MINNESOTA WILD TRAVERSE CITY ROSTER
FORWARDS HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2013-14 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
82 Olivier Archambault 6-0 190 Left 2/16/93 Le Gardeur, Quebec Quebec QMJHL 38 19 27 46 37 INVITEE
80 Jessey Astles 6-2 205 Left 6/4/93 Coquitlam, British Columbia Tri-City WHL 50 11 9 20 67 INVITEE
62 Brady Brassart 6-2 196 Right 6/15/93 Vernon, British Columbia Calgary WHL 70 35 50 85 94 FA/14
49 Raphael Bussieres 6-1 198 Left 11/5/93 Longueuil, Quebec Iowa AHL 61 5 14 19 51 EN/12
75 Reid Duke 6-0 189 Right 1/28/96 Calgary, Alberta Lethbridge WHL 62 15 25 40 91 EN/14
53 Tyler Graovac 6-4 205 Left 4/27/93 Brampton, Ontario Iowa AHL 64 13 12 25 29 EN/11
63 Kurtis Gabriel 6-4 214 Right 4/20/93 New Market, Ontario Owen Sound OHL 60 16 35 51 99 EN/13
47 Reid Gardiner 5-11 185 Right 1/19/96 Humboldt, Saskatchewan Prince Albert WHL 70 22 22 44 39 INVITEE
57 Ryan Graham 6-2 205 Left 5/6/96 Calgary, Alberta Saskatoon WHL 70 15 8 23 37 INVITEE
81 Pavel Jenys 6-2 198 Left 4/2/96 Brno, Czech Republic Brno Czech 29 2 0 2 4 EN/14
76 Chase Lang 6-1 182 Right 9/13/96 Nanaimo, British Columbia Calgary WHL 68 10 15 25 52 EN/14
59 Zack Mitchell 6-0 184 Right 1/7/93 Caledon, Ontario Guelph OHL 67 31 52 83 40 FA/14
67 Andrew Ryan 6-3 202 Left 1/15/94 St. John’s, Newfoundland Halifax QMJHL 56 27 28 55 52 INVITEE
71 Ryan Walters 6-0 190 Left 7/30/91 Rosemount, Minnesota Nebraska-Omaha NCHC 34 6 24 30 16 INVITEE
DEFENSEMEN HT WT SHOOTS BORN BIRTHPLACE 2013-14 TEAM LGE GP G A PTS PIM ACQ
55 Matt Dumba 6-0 183 Right 7/25/94 Regina, Saskatchewan Minnesota NHL 13 1 1 2 2 EN/12
Portland WHL 26 8 16 24 37
73 Tanner Faith 6-3 211 Right 10/5/95 Terrace, British Columbia Kootenay WHL 10 0 1 1 9 EN/14
5 Christian Folin 6-3 210 Right 2/9/91 Gothenburg, Sweden UMass-Lowell HE 41 6 14 20 31 FA/14
34 Guillaume Gelinas 5-10 185 Left 6/14/93 Quebec City, Quebec Val d’Or QMJHL 67 23 69 92 81 FA/14
68 Alex Gudbranson 6-2 204 Right 9/3/94 Orleans, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie OHL 66 7 8 15 76 INVITEE
78 Dylan Labbe 6-2 194 Left 1/19/95 St. George, Quebec Shawinigan QMJHL 63 9 18 27 20 EN/13
23 Gustav Olofsson 6-4 191 Left 12/1/94 Boras, Sweden Colorado College NCHC 30 4 4 8 20 EN/13
79 Hunter Warner 6-2 202 Right 9/21/95 Eden Prairie, Minnesota Waterloo/Fargo USHL 50 2 10 12 127 INVITEE
GOALTENDERS HT WT CATCHESBORN BIRTHPLACE 2013-14 TEAM LGE GP W-L-OT SO GAA SV% ACQ
50 Alexandre Belanger 6-1 184 Left 8/19/95 Sherbrooke, Quebec Rouyn-Noranda QMJHL 52 28-18-3 1 3.23 .881 EN/13
31 Johan Gustafsson 6-2 202 Left 2/28/92 Koping, Sweden Iowa AHL 40 12-20-4 1 2.98 .903 EN/10
70 Brandon Whitney 6-5 208 Right 5/11/94 Kentville, Nova Scotia Victoriaville QMJHL 41 13-18-7 4 3.25 .906 INVITEE
Harding's Hope, the nonprofit founded by Wild goalie Josh Harding, donated $83,000 today to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upper Midwest Chapter, to help fund direct financial assistance for families affected by MS.
"Thanks to the generosity of donors and partners, Harding’s Hope is proud to announce our first year gift of $83,000 to the MS Society programs," said Harding's Hope advisor Lana Quinn of QuinnMcCauley. "We hope that through this season’s ‘Make the Save’ campaign we can increase that amount for next year.
"Camp opens next week and Josh’s focus returns to the ice, but off ice we will continue to work to raise funds for people living with MS and hope hockey fans everywhere will join us."
“This generous donation will make a tremendous impact in the lives of families struggling to cope with
the financial burden of this lifelong disease,“ said National MS Society, Upper Midwest Chapter President
Holly Anderson. “We extend our deepest gratitude to Harding’s Hope for their dedication to helping
people with MS live their best lives.”
Harding’s Hope raises awareness and funds to support people living with MS. Today, the charity also transitioned to a new web site, www.hardingshope.org.
“On behalf of Harding’s Hope and all those affected by MS, we are thankful to the hundreds of individuals and organizations that contributed this past year to make this donation possible,” Harding said.
The four Society programs chosen for funding include chore services, care partner relief, exercise and wellness, and aids for daily living ― all designed to help people with MS stay strong and independent, and remain in their homes and communities.
I sat down with Harding last week and will be doing an article on him in the next few days. Harding, who led the NHL last season in goals-against average and save percentage, has looked great on the ice the past month and is determined "to show I’m capable of playing a full season."
“I’m excited for this season and I don’t know if I’ve felt this good in my life," he said.
Game 7’s overtime hero has re-signed and is ready to pick up where he left off.
One week before players are set to report for training camp, Nino Niederreiter, the young power winger who scored the Western Conference quarterfinals clinching goal last season for the Wild, agreed to terms on a three-year, $8 million contract Thursday.
“I’m glad it’s over and I’m part of the Wild family again,” Niederreiter said by phone from Portland, Ore., where he’s skating with the Western Hockey League Winterhawks and working with his power-skating instructor. “I think it’s all about now. The season’s coming up and I think I found a way to score goals in the league and felt I got better and better as last season went on, so now I’m very happy to focus and not worry about the contract situation.
“Now I just want to go out there and play and really, really work on things.”
The 6-foot-2, 209-pound Niederreiter, 22, scored a career-high 14 goals and 36 points in 81 games last season. He was plus-12, which ranked fourth on the team, and ranked second with 175 hits. In 13 playoffs games, he scored three goals and six points and led the team with 40 hits. In Game 7 of the first round against Colorado, Niederreiter scored two goals, including the winner in overtime, and assisted on Jared Spurgeon’s late third-period, overtime-forcing goal.
“I’m very happy the way the playoffs went,” said Niederreiter, who was also one of Switzerland’s best players in the Olympics. “It’s still tough the way we lost Game 6 [against Chicago], but at the end of the day, we have to look forward. I’m happy I had a chance to perform in the playoffs and now I just have to keep it up going forward here.”
Niederreiter said he will be in Portland until Sunday and plans to be on the ice with his teammates during informal practices Monday. Players report for camp next Thursday and skate for the first time next Friday.
Niederreiter’s agent said earlier this week that Niederreiter turned down a lucrative contract offer to play in Russia. Goalie Darcy Kuemper, the only unsigned Wild player left, is mulling over some potential opportunities in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League.
Earlier this week, Kuemper’s agent said he is asking the Wild for a one-year, one-way contract. The Wild has offered Kuemper a two-year deal, the first year being a two-way, the second being a one-way.
I'm excited and happy to stay a part of the WILD family :) pic.twitter.com/PfJ4ybxWip— nino niederreiter (@thelnino25) September 11, 2014
The "Spin-o-rama" in shootouts has been outlawed!
The NHL announced a few rules changes this year, and eventually experts will interpret them, criticize them and have officials fired for them, but before that happens, I'll just post them in the quickest way possible so you, the readers, can analyze for yourself.
It's Chris Miller here, subbing for Russo, who has been suspended from any comments about officiating, by me, until the season opener.
Here are the rules changes, from a release by the league:
Rule 1.8 – Rink - Goalkeeper’s Restricted Area
The trapezoid will be expanded by two feet from the goal post on both sides
of the net.
Rule 23 – Game Misconduct Penalties
A new Game Misconduct category will be created. Clipping, charging,
elbowing, interference, kneeing, head-butting and butt-ending move from the
general category into the same category as boarding and checking from
behind (“Physical Fouls”), whereby a player who incurs two such game
misconducts in this category would now be automatically suspended for one
Rule 24 – Penalty Shot
The 'Spin-O-Rama' move, as described in Section 24.2 of the 2013-14 NHL
Rule Book, will no longer be permitted either in Penalty Shot situations or
in the Shootout.
Rule 38 – Video Goal Judge
Video review will be expanded in the following areas:
* Rule 38.4 (viii) has been modified to allow broader discretion to Hockey
Operations to assist the referees in determining the legitimacy of all
potential goals (e.g., to ensure they are “good hockey goals”). The
revised Rule will allow Hockey Operations to correct a broader array of
situations where video review clearly establishes that a “goal” or “no
goal” call on the ice has been made in error. The new expanded rule will
also allow Hockey Operations to provide guidance to referees on goal and
potential goal plays where the referee has blown his whistle (or intended
to blow his whistle) after having lost sight of the puck.
* In reviewing “Kicked in Goals,” Hockey Operations will require more
demonstrable video evidence of a “distinct kicking motion” in order to
overrule a “goal” call on the ice, or to uphold a “no goal” call on the
Rule 57 – Tripping
The rule relating to “Tripping” will be revised to specifically provide
that a two minute minor penalty will be assessed when a defending player
“dives” and trips an attacking player with his body/arm/shoulder,
regardless of whether the defending player is able to make initial contact
with the puck.
But, in situations where a penalty shot might otherwise be appropriate, if
the defending player “dives” and touches the puck first (before the trip),
no penalty shot will be awarded. (In such cases, the resulting penalty will
be limited to a two-minute minor penalty for tripping.)
Rule 64 – Diving / Embellishment
The supplementary discipline penalties associated with Rule 64.3
(Diving/Embellishment) will be revised to bring attention to and more
seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in
an attempt to draw penalties. Fines will be assessed to players and head
coaches on a graduated scale outlined below.
Incident # Player Fine(s) Head Coach Fine(s)
1 Warning N/A
2 $2,000 N/A
3 $3,000 N/A
4 $4,000 $2,000
5 $5,000 $3,000
6 $5,000 $4,000
7 $5,000 $5,000
8 $5,000 $5,000
Rule 76 – Face-offs
To curb delay tactics on face-offs after icing infractions, in situations
where the defending team is guilty of a face-off violation, following an
icing, the defending player who is initially lined up for the face-off will
be given a warning, but will be required to remain in the circle to take
the face-off. A second face-off violation by the defending team in such
situation will result in a two minute minor bench penalty.
Rule 84 – Overtime
* Teams will switch ends prior to the start of overtime in the regular
* The entire ice surface will undergo a "dry scrape" prior to the start of
overtime in the regular season.
* The procedure requiring the head coach to submit a list of the first
three shooters in the shoot-out has been eliminated.
Rule 85 – Puck Out of Bounds
There have been further rule changes made relating to face-off location to
avoid penalizing teams for plays intended to create bona fide scoring
opportunities. Specifically, the following are "categories of plays” where
face-offs will remain in the attacking zone despite the fact that the
attacking team was technically responsible for the stoppage in play: Shots
at the net by a player on the attacking team where: (i) the shot breaks
the glass; (ii) the shot goes off the side of the net and deflects out of
play; (iii) the shot goes off the dasher boards or glass and deflects out
of play; (iv) the shot is tipped or deflected out of play by a teammate;
and (v) the shot becomes wedged in or on the exterior of the goal net.
* * *
In addition, the following rule change will be enacted for the 2014
preseason and may be continued for the 2014/15 regular season if approved
by the League and the NHLPA.
Rule 1.9 – Rink – Face-off Spots and Circles – Ice Markings/Hash Marks
The hash marks at the end zone circles will be moved from three feet apart
to five feet, seven inches apart (international markings).
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