Reports: Granlund likely to return for Wild-Avalanche playoff series

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Mikael Granlund's words may not have given away that he plans to be in the lineup when the Wild open their playoff series with the Colorado Avalanche. But the way he moved around the ice at practice on Tuesday may have.

FOX Sports Net reports that Granlund has been gliding comfortably around the Xcel Energy Center ice.

Following practice on Tuesday, the second-year pro said he felt good, but neither he nor coach Mike Yeo would confirm that he'd be in uniform for Thursday night's game in Colorado.

During a chat with reporters after practice though, Granlund said he felt good and thinks he'll be able to mesh quickly with his line mates when he does get back in the Wild lineup.

Granlund was injured after colliding with Kings center Jarett Stoll on March 31. Since then he had not skated with the team until Saturday.

According to the Pioneer Press, Granlund wanted to play in the Wild's regular-season finale on Sunday against Nashville, but the team decided to be cautious.

Granlund is having a breakout season with the Wild. He has recorded 41 points in just 63 regular-season games. He has played particularly well with Jason Pominville.

"I've been playing with Pominville almost the whole season, and we played with Moulson, too, so it's not a big deal," Granlund said. "I'm just happy to be back, and I want to be ready to go Thursday."

In addition to Granlund, rookie goalie Darcy Kuemper could also be on track to return. He has practiced this week for the first time since his own late-March injury.

Next Up

mike freeman

Hennepin County will eliminate bail system for certain non-violent crimes

The reform is backed by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Vikings vs. Jags is a battle of retool vs. rebuild

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 8.35.40 AM

More than 230,000 people have downloaded Minnesota's COVID exposure app

The more people who use the app, the more effective it is.

Ext_17

Despite pandemic, Life Time pushes ahead to open downtown co-working space

It was originally planned to open in the fall, but it has been pushed back to April.

shamrocks irish nook

The Nook issues plea, asks people to order from its other restaurant

Shamrocks Irish Nook has the same food as The Nook, the restaurant owners say.

Screen Shot 2020-12-02 at 9.55.05 PM

Small plane lands on northbound I-35W in Twin Cities

A large police presence is at the scene.

Plainview

Judge orders Minnesota gym that defied shutdown to close

Attorney General Keith Ellison sued the gym after it remained open.

montana cutbank

Charges: Man shot victim 'without provocation' using sawed-off shotgun

The incident happened on Nov. 24 in Ten Lake Township, located in Beltrami County.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Walz, first responders address Minnesotans

Some departments have been forced to shift staffing or suspend service due to COVID-19.

covid-19, coronavirus

CDC says COVID-19 quarantine period can be cut to 10 or 7 days

You can come out of a 7-day quarantine following exposure provided you've had a negative test.

maple grove fire

1 person found dead inside Maple Grove business that burned down

A person had been unaccounted following the fire that destroyed Hanson Implement and Storage Tuesday night.

Related