The procedures weren't serious, but Minnesota Wild stars Niklas Backstrom, Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi have had minor surgeries since their season ended earlier this month. Backstrom and Setoguchi battled injuries this season, but Heatley played in every game.
Cal Clutterbuck tied the game at one with a goal late in the third period and Devin Setoguchi scored the shootout winner as the Wild beat the Blackhawks, 2-1 at Xcel Energy Center Thursday night. Minnesota has played a franchise record five consecutive overtime games -- four of which they've won.
Evander Kane scored two goals in regulation and the shootout winner as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Wild 4-3 on Thursday night at the Xcel Energy Center. Devin Setoguchi scored twice to lead the Wild, but it wasn't enough as they lost their sixth consecutive game.
Injuries and the NHL's second worst scoring offense has taken the Minnesota Wild from the top of the league standings to nearly out of the playoff picture. The Wild's postseason chances seem to be falling faster than Minnesota's suddenly sub-zero temperatures.
Devin Setoguchi will be on the ice with the Wild tonight in Chicago. The winger was benched Tuesday night against San Jose for missing a meeting. Setoguchi offered no excuses and apologized to his teammates. He’ll skate on the first line with Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley.
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.
The Minnesota Wild hasn't been the same since December 6 -- that's the day forward Devin Setoguchi went down with a knee injury. The Wild had the best record in the NHL at the time, and hope they can climb back towards the top of the standings once Setoguchi returns.