In an indication that Clayton Stoner might not be ready to play, the Wild called up Tyler Cuma from Houston today.
This is the second time he's gotten the call this season. The last time came before a Wild game in Phoenix, and Cuma was unable to get to his flight in time to make that game.
This time he has a little lead time. Stoner sustained an upper body injury in the Wild's game at Nashville Tuesday. He returned to finish the game. He did not skate during practice. Wild coach Mike Yeo said afterwards that Stoner was seeing a doctor. The fact Cuma was called up as an emergency move indicates Stoner is doubtful for tomorrow.
If Cuma plays, he would be the 46th player to play with the Wild this season, a franchise record. He would also be the 15th rookie to play for the Wild this season, and the ninth player to make his NHL debut.
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