Wild netminder Harding nominated for NHL's Masterton Memorial Trophy

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Wild goalie Josh Harding hasn't played in a game since Dec. 31 of last year. But the resilient netminder battling multiple sclerosis is being recognized for his perseverance nonetheless. The Professional Hockey Writers' Association's Twin Cities chapter announced Tuesday night it has nominated Harding for the NHL's Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy...
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Why Josh Harding should start in the playoffs

It’s time to start yet another chapter in the Minnesota Wild’s goaltending saga. With four goalies already having seen significant time and seven that have dressed for the NHL club, we may again see a shifting of the guard just games before the playoffs. Fortunately, the crease may be filled by a familiar face in Josh Harding after battling an ailing condition. Josh Harding returned...
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Harding returns to join Wild goalie carousel

With steam rising from his soaking wet undershirt, Josh Harding walked in front of a Wild backdrop at Johnny’s Ice House, the Chicago Blackhawks’ practice facility, and said, “I need an oxygen tank.” Harding was the Wild’s first-half MVP, but the goalie hasn’t played since Dec. 31 because of complications with multiple sclerosis. Donning his white pads, righthanded trapper...
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Wild's Josh Harding skates with team

The Minnesota Wild practiced today in Chicago, and there was some good news coming from practice when their goaltender Josh Harding joined the team for practice.Harding suffers from Multiple Sclerosis and midway through the season the team gave him some time off to allow him to alter his medication and adjust to it. Harding came back to the ice for a bit after adjusting to his medication...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilds' Goalie Josh Harding returns to the ice

The Minnesota Wild announced that their goalie Josh Harding has returned to the ice after being off since the end of December. He has been off because of recent effects from the disease he is suffering; Multiple Sclerosis.Harding was diagnosed over the summer with Multiple Sclerosis and started playing at the beginning of the season. He took some time off to adjust his medication...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Josh Harding returns to ice

Minnesota Wild: Josh Harding returns to iceMinnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding, undoubtedly the team’s most important player over the first half of the season, strapped on the skates for the first time in over two months this morning. Harding, who had been dealing with complications from multiple sclerosis, has yet to play in 2014 and has since relinquished the starting position...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Harding back at the rink, back on the ice

Josh Harding, who still technically leads the NHL with a 1.65 goals-against average and is second with a .933 save percentage, took the ice at Xcel Energy Center this morning for the first time since January. Harding, who hasn’t started since Dec. 31 because of the effects of multiple sclerosis, has been feeling much better in recent days. “I saw him this morning, and I can’t...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild return to action against Edmonton

Minnesota Wild return to action against Edmonton  Mikko Koivu is still on the mend from his fractured ankle. Mike Yeo has said he could return Friday. After what seemed like much longer than a 2 week hiatus, the Minnesota Wild is back in action this evening against the Edmonton Oilers. The Wild were as great of beneficiaries of the break as any team in the NHL as it gave them time...
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

With each passing day, Josh Harding's return less likely

The Wild are still hoping Josh Harding will be back this season, but with only 23 games remaining when Minnesota resumes play Feb. 27, it becomes less likely each day. Harding was not at practice Wednesday when the Wild returned from their Olympic hiatus with a practice at Braemar Arena in Edina. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and on injured reserve since Dec. 31, he hasn'...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild goalies: What does the future hold?

The most pressing question for the Wild when they return from the Olympic break rests with the men behind the masks. The Minnesota Wild goalies have seen arguably the most fluctuation in franchise history this season and have answered the call at nearly every turn. From the stellar first half of the season that Josh Harding had, where he was arguably the leading candidate for MVP...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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