Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/13/12
FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: The Wild placed 22-year old forward Colton Gillies on waivers. He has until Saturday to clear, and if he does he will be sent to Houston. A 2007 first-round pick (16th overall), Gillies has zero goals and two assists in 37 games this season. The 6-foot-4 forward seems to have lost all confidence of late. If he clears waivers, the Wild believe a stint in Houston will be a positive experience. "It has reached the point where we don't feel his confidence is going to come the way things are going right now, coach Mike Yeo said. Gillies has played limited minutes the past few months, even though Yeo says "there are not many bigger fans of Gillies than his coach. Gillies was a huge part of Houston's Calder Cup run in 2011, racking up seven goals and five assists in 24 playoff games for Yeo. Despite the tough decision, both Yeo and general manager Chuck Fletcher know it is the right one for Gillies and his future. "Assuming he clears waivers tomorrow, I think it...
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