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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Bouchard to return Wednesday

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild news Updated: November 30, 2010 - 1:06 PM

The Wild is saying that Pierre-Marc Bouchard will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Phoenix Coyotes. So there's your 12th forward.

Bouchard, who's practiced daily since training camp, hasn't played since Opening Night last season due to post-concussion syndrome.

This is big news for a team that's lost four of the past five games. Bouchard is the fourth-leading scorer in team history with 267 points. Bouchard was thought to be close to a return in late October, but after consulting with neurologist James Kelly, Bouchard delayed his return due to pressure in his head,

 

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