With Darcy Kuemper sidelined because of illness, the Wild is bringing John Curry up from Iowa of the AHL to back up goalie Niklas Backstrom tonight against Boston.
At least that's the plan -- Backstrom wasn't 100 percent himself in last night's 5-3 loss at Chicago, but coach Mike Yeo hopes Backstrom can play in tonight's game.
Curry has a 3.02 goals against average in 12 games for Iowa, and a .911 saves percentage. He played in two games for the Wild near the end of last season.
Defenseman Jared Spurgeon, who missed the past two games because of illness, should return to the lineup tonight for the Wild.
The illnesses of Spurgeon, Kuemper and Backstrom were flu-like in nature, but were not the mumps.