The Minnesota Wild was relieved to learn Wednesday that Jared Spurgeon's lower-body injury isn't as serious as it looked. Head coach Mike Yeo says his young defenseman is day-to-day after being checked head-first into the boards by Colorado's Cody McLeod. Yeo says he is "surprised and very disappointed" that McLeod wasn't suspended.
Boring weather pattern could get more exciting Christmas week
There might be some festive snow in the forecast.