Setoguchi, Wellman activated from IR

Finally some good news on the injury front for the Wild. Devin Setoguchi was activated from injured reserve Tuesday and is expected to play Wednesday in Vancouver. Setoguchi has been sidelined with a knee injury since December 6. Casey Wellman, out since December 13, was also activated from IR.
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Finally some good news on the injury front for the Wild. Devin Setoguchi was activated from injured reserve Tuesday and is expected to play Wednesday in Vancouver. Setoguchi has been sidelined with a knee injury since December 6. Casey Wellman, out since December 13, was also activated from IR.

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