Josh Harding has been perhaps the feel-good story of the NHL season, putting up numbers unmatched for a goalie after revealing that he has multiple sclerosis.
The Minnesota Wild goalie was placed on injured reserve Wednesday night to give him time to make adjustments to medication, and the team is confident he will return in top form.
''Over the next week, Josh will make a minor adjustment to his treatment protocol,'' Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said in a statement issued by the team. ''Josh feels great and he looks forward to rejoining our team for our game in Winnipeg on Dec. 27.''
That Fletcher put an exact timeline on Harding's return is encouraging for a team that has leaned heavily on him to keep them in the playoff picture in the demanding Western Conference. Harding revealed this summer that he had been diagnosed with MS, but planned to continue playing while getting taking medication.
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