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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi missed a month with a knee injury, but he returned to the ice last week and played well in his first two games back.
On Tuesday, however, Setoguchi was a healthy scratch for Minnesota's 5-4 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks. Not for performance reasons -- Setoguchi had nine total shots on goal and an assist in his first two games back from injury -- but for disciplinary reasons.
After Minnesota's victory, Wild head coach Mike Yeo would only say that Setoguchi was scratched because of a "violation of a team rule" but wouldn't elaborate on what that was.
"It's not an easy decision, especially how valuable he is to our team," Yeo said of benching Setoguchi. "The thing is we all have to be held accountable. But with that, this is still a guy that cares very much and is still a good person and still a very big part of our team. So come tomorrow, it's a clean slate."
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ST. PAUL, Minn. Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard, the team's fourth-leading points scorer, will be placed on injured reserve with concussion-like symptoms.
General manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday that Bouchard, who has a history of concussions, has felt "a little bit of pressure from time to time" since he was hit Dec. 13 by Winnipeg's Zach Bogosian. Bouchard...
WEDNESDAY'S STORY LINE: Yesterday Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced Pierre-Marc Bouchard will be out indefinitely with concussion symptoms. This morning, Bouchard himself spoke.
Bouchard reiterated the hit by Zack Bogosian on December 13th was the start of his problems. After the hit, he took a week off and missed two games but came back because he felt "decent...
TUESDAY'S STORY LINE: Matt Cullen still remembers his first NHL game with Anaheim like it was yesterday. It was October 28th, 1997, he was a baby in the NHL and only two years removed from high school in Moorehead, Minnesota.
"I remember it very clearly, it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. It was at Maple Leaf Gardens. I will never forget it, it was a fun experience...
IN Northwest NHL division news today Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard was scratched from Tuesday's game and is out indefinitely with a concussion.
Bouchard, who has a history of concussions, was hurt against Vancouver last Wednesday.
Bouchard has nine goals and 13 assists on the season.
Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard shares details of his concussion symptoms and gives a suggestion on how to cut down on the number of head injuries in the NHL.
Matt Cullen scored in the third period and in the first round of the shootout to help the skidding Minnesota Wild recover from a late stumble to beat San Jose 5-4 on Tuesday night, stopping the Sharks' four-game winning streak.
Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard will be out indefinitely due to concussion-like symptoms.
Dany Heatley scored 26 goals for the San Jose Sharks last season and described it as a "bad year all the way through."
from Michael Russo of Russo’s Rants, “I wish I could give you a timetable, but it’s pretty much day to day and make sure I’m symptom free before I start exercising again,” Bouchard said. “I’m positive I can come back. The only bad thing about concussions is you don’t know how much time it’s going to take.”
Bouchard said it’s a fast game and accidents will happen...
Image via WikipediaTwo Colorado schools C.C. and DU kept their two high end players that just returned from the World Junior Championship out of the line up last weekend. DU forward Jason Zucker who is one of the top five forwards in the WCHA and probably soon to be a member of the Minnesota Wild went home to visit family while his team split with the UAH Chargers. That lose could...
The Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild occupied the top two spots in the Western Conference as recently as Dec. 26 before recent slumps contributed to their drop in the standings.
Coming off much-needed victories, Chicago and Minnesota meet Thursday night at the United Center.
The Blackhawks beat the then-conference-leading Wild 4-3 in a shootout in the most recent meeting Dec...
On Tuesday, Minnesota Wild Coach Mike Yeo and New Jersey Devils Coach Pete DeBoer made two decisions with varying degrees of ballsy-ness; two decisions that, in the end, should earn these guys a lot of respect in the room and around the NHL.
Yeo made winger Devin Setoguchi a healthy scratch before the Wild were to host the San Jose Sharks on national television, citing violation...