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ST. PAUL, Minn -- The Minnesota Wild will be without defenseman Nate Prosser for their final game of the season Saturday night against Phoenix.
Prosser was suspended one game by the NHL on Friday for his headbutt of Jamal Mayers at 18:19 of the first period during Minnesota's Thursday win against the Chicago Blackhawks. Prosser got just one game because Mayers wasn't seriously injured and Prosser had no history of fines or suspensions in his 56-game NHL career.
With Prosser out, the Wild will be down to four defensemen for the season finale. Coach Mike Yeo confirmed Friday morning that Clayton Stoner (upper body) will not play.
Minnesota reassigned defenseman Tyler Cuma to Houston of the AHL on Friday afternoon.
Cuma logged 11:09 ice time in his NHL debut Thursday. He will play with the Aeros on Friday, and it is possible he could be recalled to Minnesota for Saturday's game.
"We want to let him go play tonight (in Houston)," Yeo said. "I am happy with his game. Especially, I thought as the game went on he got stronger. Then we will re-evaluate what we need here for tomorrow."
The Wild will most likely call up two defensemen from Houston for Saturday's game.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. Left to talk about missing the playoffs for the fourth straight season, Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu summarized the disappointment the only way he could.
"Obviously we have to face it, we're not where we want to be and that has to change," Koivu said. "Personally I think everybody knows that it's been too long that we've finished...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser has been suspended for a game because he head-butted Jamal Mayers of the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
The NHL says Prosser will forfeit more than $3,800 for the hit at 18:19 of the first period. Prosser was given a major penalty and a game misconduct.
The Wild's next game is the regular-season finale Saturday night against Phoenix...
THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: With Clayton Stoner out with an upper-body injury for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Tyler Cuma will make his long-awaited NHL debut. Cuma, 22, was Minnesota's first-round pick in 2008 and has battled countless injuries and setbacks over the past few seasons, including a torn ACL last season.
The defenseman was...
SATURDAY'S STORY LINES: The Minnesota Wild's season winds down tonight at Xcel Energy Center, against Phoenix. While the Wild will miss the playoffs this season the team and fans have a lot to look forward to. The team has shown promise since Mikko Koivu has returned going, 5-3-1.
Fans also have a lot to look forward to with up-and-coming prospects.
One of those prospects...
ST. PAUL, Minn. When a team is down to six defensemen, one making his NHL debut, the last thing a coach wants is to see one of those players getting ejected in the first period.
That's exactly what Wild coach Mike Yeo witnessed on Thursday night at the beginning of Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win over the Blackhawks, but Nate Prosser's ejection for head-butting Jamal Mayers...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser has been suspended for one game for his head-butt on Chicago Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers in Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win on Thursday.Prosser was assessed a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct in the first period after he used his helmet to cut Mayer's lip in a scrum."I was shocked to have that happen," Mayers...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser is facing a likely suspension after giving a headbutt to the face of Chicago Blackhawks right winger Jamal Mayers during the first period of Thursday night's NHL game in Chicago.
Prosser and Mayers were caught up in a scrum on the side of the Blackhawks net when Prosser nailed Mayers in the face with the top of his helmet. Prosser...
All the talk about hits to the head and from behind has been discussed at length but how about this odd one...Minnesota Wild bubble player Nate Prosser, a former player with Colorado College, got into a scrum around the Minnesota net with Chicago journeyman Jamal Mayers.... and headbutted him.WTF?Here is the link to the story which includes the incident in question (it is at the...
Prosser has a meeting today with the NHL for this head-butt. He was penalized five for head-butting and a game.
NASHVILLE – This week I caught up with Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck to talk about the season that was in Minnesota, Mike Yeo’s first season behind the bench and more.RLD: Let’s talk about the tale of two halves for you guys. What went right in the first half?Cal Clutterbuck: We were playing a certain way in our system, playing hard. We had a full lineup for the most part...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Coyotes woke up Friday morning one point behind Los Angeles and San Jose in the division. They beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night then took care of the Wild on Saturday night to close out an historic season for the franchise.
Phoenix is the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and will face Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. The Coyotes...
The Coyotes woke up Friday morning one point behind Los Angeles and San Jose in the division. They beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night then took care of the Wild on Saturday night to close out an historic season for the franchise.
Phoenix is the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and will face Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. The Coyotes won three of the four...
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