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Kuemper replaces Harding in goal

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild game coverage Updated: May 7, 2013 - 9:38 PM

Josh Harding suffered a left leg injury in the first period of tonight's Wild-Chicago game and has been replaced at the start of the second by Darcy Kuemper.

Harding, playing because of an injury to Niklas Backstrom before Game 1, was run into by Hawks captain Jonathan Toews in the first period.

Harding had six saves in the first period and gave up a goal to Patrick Sharp.

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