Updated:
Original:

Wild sends Kuemper back to Iowa

Author:

The Minnesota Wild optioned goalie Darcy Kuemper back to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League on Friday.

The move isn't a demotion for Kuemper. The 23-year-old is simply going back to the Iowa Wild because No. 1 goalie Niklas Backstrom has recovered from a strained knee, although no word yet on if Backstrom or Josh Harding will start Saturday against the Florida Panthers.

Kuemper started in Minnesota's 4-1 loss at Toronto on Tuesday, but he was pulled after allowing three goals on seven shots.

"That was a tough game when you face few shots," Harding said of Kuemper's rough night, via the Pioneer Press. "That wasn't the ideal situation. Just trust me, he's going to be a good goalie. He has all the tools. He's a great kid, he's a hard worker and he's got a good head on his shoulders. I will not say enough good things about Darcy Kuemper and what he's going to become in this league."

Harding played well and made a few highlight reel saves Thursday night against Tampa Bay, but the Lightning defeated the Wild, 3-1.

Coach Mike Yeo said the story of the loss was penalties. Minnesota killed of 6 of 7 infractions, but being a man down didn't allow the offense to function at its highest level.

Next Up

Father Paul Kubista at St. Mary of Czestochowa

Controversy after Delano priest shares vaccine misinformation in church bulletin

Father Paul Kubista is pastor at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church.

robberies

Mel-O-Glaze, DreamHaven Books robbed at gunpoint minutes apart

The businesses were hit by three robbers just six minutes apart on Oct. 21.

Cambridge house explosion

Explosion destroys house in Cambridge, 5 injured

The explosion occurred early Saturday morning on the 33000 block of Hillary Circle.

MAHMOUD MOHAMED HAMADA

Charges: Lyft driver sexually assaulted woman in her home

The defendant is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Pixabay - black bear

Black bear bites professional baseball player in western Wisconsin

The former MSU-Mankato star was bitten in his back.

mickey moore driver's license shared

Beleaguered Ward 9 city council candidate loses Strib endorsement

Mickey Moore has faced questions in recent days about where he actually lives.

CDC biohazard scientist health work

New clue may explain how rare tropical disease sickened Minnesotan

The disease, known as melioidosis, killed 2 people earlier this year.

Sen Mark Koran crop

MN lawmaker encourages donations for locals charged in Jan. 6 insurrection

"They are a good family!" Sen. Mark Koran wrote Friday.

money

Money Gal Coaching: Mastering the spiritual parts of money

Kelly Blodgett used her passion behind becoming debt free to launch Money Gal Coaching.

Related