Coach Mike Yeo updated the Devan Dubnyk injury this morning and he described it as "good news."

The Wild goalie has a mild groin strain.

"We'll definitely keep him out for tomorrow and we'll see how he's feeling when we get back," Yeo said.

This is a three-game road trip, but the Wild returns from Denver after Monday's game. It will practice in Minnesota on Tuesday, take Wednesday off and practice in Arizona on Thursday. So there's a chance Dubnyk goes on the Arizona-San Jose back-to-back and starts one of the games, Yeo said.

"Next weekend is a possibility," Yeo said. "Where we're at in the season, we won't put him in the net if he's at risk of hurting himself and being out longer. Probably pretty good timing with the week that we have right now. We'll see if Duby is ready for practice when we get back [from Colorado]."

Darcy Kuemper will start in Colorado tomorrow and Niklas Backstrom will dress for the first time this season as a backup.

Kuemper shut out Colorado to open last season in consecutive games. The Wild has shut out Colorado in four of the past seven meetings.

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