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ST. PAUL, Minn. Three Minnesota Wild players have undergone minor surgeries since the end of the season.
Leading scorer Dany Heatley had minor arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday. As expected, goaltender Niklas Backstrom had ankle surgery last week. Devin Setoguchi also underwent a minor procedure on his ankle last week. None of the three are expected to miss any work later this offseason.
In his first season in Minnesota after being acquired last offseason from the San Jose Sharks in an offseason trade, Heatley played in all 82 games and scored a team-high 24 goals and added 29 assists. It was Heatley's second straight season with less than 30 goals after topping the mark in six of the prior seven seasons, including two 50-goal campaigns. In his season-ending press conference, Wild head coach Mike Yeo said it was fair to call Heatley the team's MVP and noted the drop in production partly had to do with center Mikko Koivu missing 27 games.
"As far as Heater goes, y...
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Minnesota Wild right wing Dany Heatley underwent minor knee surgery following the completion of the regular season.
Heatley collected 24 goals, 29 assists and 28 penalty minutes for the Wild, who spiraled out of control after an early fast start to miss the postseason.
Heatley was one of three players on the club to play in all 82 games this season.
He is expected to be fine and...
The Minnesota Wild said Wednesday goalie Niklas Backstrom (ankle), left wing Dany Heatley (knee) and right wing Devin Setoguchi (ankle) have all had procedures done since the season ended 10 days ago.
Backstrom played in 46 games this season, his fewest since his rookie year in 2006-07, posting a 19-18-7 record with a .919 save percentage that ranked 12th in the NHL. He was also...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Devin Setoguchi was drafted by the San Jose Sharks as the eighth-overall pick in 2005 and spent two more seasons in junior hockey before getting his break in the NHL.
By the time he arrived in San Jose, the Sharks had become one of the best teams in the Western Conference, reaching the playoffs three straight years. With Setoguchi, San Jose would advance to the...
NHL Hockey: Clayton Stoner
POB: Port McNeill, B.C., Canada
Height: 6-3 Weight: 225lbs
Shoots: L, Position: D
NHL Seasons: 2
It wouldn’t be the West Coast without mention of a Stoner!
Clayton Stoner followed in the footsteps of another NHL star Willie Mitchell from the small West Coast logging town of Port McNeill, B.C. It is amazing that...
Niklas Backstrom has been suspended for one game because of his high cross check to Rich Peverley at the end of Monday's game. Brendan Shanahan, NHL Senior Vice President for Player Safety and Hockey Operations said that "Backstrom's reaction was excessive and reckless." Bruins head coach Claude Julien said that his players have taken several high cross...
The Washington Captials "could" be without one of their best players because of this unnecessary and dirty cross check by Niklas Backstrom on Boston Bruins forward Richard Peverley at the end of tonight's game. Backstrom received a match penalty at the end of the game tonight for this cross-check. It will be interesting to see what kind of supplemental discipline...
Niklas Backstrom received a match penalty at the end of the game tonight for this cross-check on Rich Peverley.
A match penalty is an automatic suspension until ruled upon, which I am sure will be sometime tomorrow.
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