Originally written March 12, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
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ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo doesn't doubt the NHL ability of rookie forward Mikael Granlund, but Granlund's development and regaining his confidence for now will have take place with the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Granlund, a healthy scratch in three of the past four games, was reassigned to Houston Tuesday by the Wild. Considered the best of Minnesota's heralded prospects entering this season, the 21-year-old forward had 16 points in 19 games for the Wild but had been dropped to the fourth line and scratched recently as Minnesota has climbed to the top of the Northwest Division. "He'll get there," Yeo said. "In fairness to him, he's done a lot of good things when he's been in the lineup. I know that as a coaching staff we have a great deal of confidence in him that we can put him out there. I think he's definitely learned how to battle and compete at this level, which is something that every player ha...
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