Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 10/25/13
On NBC SN Tuesday night, the Minnesota Wild broke a three-game losing streak by beating the Predators of Nashville 2-0. As a team though, they are still banged up. There is a bright side, however. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo has some good news for Jonas Brodin, Charlie Coyle, and Niklas Backstrom, all who have been suffering injuries. The 20 year old Broden looks like he may not need surgery on his ‘gruesome’ broken cheekbone. In fact, he may skate today (Friday) though he’ll have a full cage and possibly skate alone. Coyle, who is suffering from a knee injury is getting closer to his return, though there is no timetable. But, for the first time in his career he will most likely wear a knee brace for his sprained MCL. The 35 year old Backstrom is feeling good enough to back up Josh Harding for now. Harding in his own right has been playing like a No. 1 goalie, so the Wild are good with Backstrom taking his time and not rushing back and risk possibly re-injuring him...
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