ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild are poised to get Matt Cooke back in the lineup for Friday's Game 4 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Another Matt might be out.
Minnesota head coach Mike Yeo said Matt Moulson, acquired at the trade deadline from the Buffalo Sabres, is likely to miss Game 4. Yeo revealed Moulson has been dealing with a lower-body injury.
"I don't expect him to, no," Yeo said of Moulson playing on Friday. "He's been battling this here for a little bit here and so hopefully we can use this as an opportunity to get him back."
Moulson, acquired along with Cody McCormick from Buffalo in exchange for forward Torrey Mitchell and two second-round draft picks, has a goal and two assists in 10 playoff games for the Wild. The three-time, 30-goal scorer was expected to provide added scoring punch to Minnesota's offense with an eye toward the playoffs.
Moulson wasn't on the ice for Thursday's practice.
"He's been battling through it, so it's an opportunity for us to give a co...