Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Mike Yeo was relieved to hear Wednesday that goaltender Niklas Backstrom who strained his right knee in Tuesday’s loss at Nashville is not expected to be sidelined for long. Still the Wild coach confirmed that Josh Harding will start in goal Thursday against Winnipeg — and the rest of the lineup will look different as well. With the Wild still searching for its first victory of the season Yeo spent Wednesday’s practice tinkering with his line combinations and defensive pairs. The team also made a roster change sending forwards Jason Zucker and Carson McMillan back to the Wild’s AHL affiliate in Iowa and recalling Stephane Veilleux. While Yeo and his players do not think major changes are necessary they agreed that the details still need refining in order to escape an 0-1-2 start. Even as Yeo praised his team’s overall play he pointed out shortcomings such as failing to go to the net or defensive lapses that hand an opponent a premium scoring chance. Closer attention to those parti...
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