THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: Minnesota's roster shuffle continues tonight in Phoenix, as Jared Spurgeon (illness) will be out of the lineup. The Wild will be forced to call up a defenseman from Houston in case Clayton Stoner (lower body) can't go. Stoner has missed 16 games and Yeo reiterated today he doesn't want to rush Stoner.
"I don't want him to go out there, play three shifts and then we lose him again for an extended period of time. We would love to have him in the lineup, but we have to make sure he is good to go," said Yeo.
If Stoner can't go, it appears defenseman Tyler Cuma will be called up and will make his NHL debut.
Cuma, 22, was Minnesota's first round pick in 2008. The defenseman tore his ACL last year and is trying to get his career back on track.
"I thought coming back into training camp, he didn't have the same jump. It looked like he lost a little bit of a step, which is normal. I have had that injury and it takes time to get it back, and I understand he has been ...