ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Marco Scandella and the Minnesota Wild received good injury news for a change and a perfect scenario in terms of timing.
Scandella, who is seventh on the team and fourth among defense with an average of 18 minutes, 13 seconds of ice time per game, sprained his right knee in Tuesday's 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Scandella will miss Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators, but could be ready to return by the time the team comes back from the Olympic break.
"First, when you saw it happen last night, I knew right away what it was," Yeo said. "The fact that it's not as serious, I guess the positive is the timing of it. Hopefully he doesn't miss anything."
Scandella, who has three goals and 13 assists, lasted just two shifts in Tuesday's game. He got his skate tied up with Tampa Bay's Tyler Johnson and went down awkwardly, his legs bent and nearly doing the splits. He had to be helped off the ice by teammates.
But fearing the worst and going through...