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."