The Minnesota Wild have placed goaltender Darcy Kuemper on injured reserve and have called up some reserves as the team gets ready to face one of its biggest rivals Thursday night – the Chicago Blackhawks.
According to the Star Tribune, the Wild are also scouring the trade market looking for another goaltender. Minnesota has reportedly contacted Carolina regarding the availability of Cam Ward, there are a few other goaltenders reported to be on the market as well.
Blum will add depth along the blue line, with Marco Scandella expected to miss the game with an upper-body injury. Schroeder could play with Zach Parise away from the team following the death of his father – former North Star, J.P. Parise.