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Top Wild prospect set to return to action after ankle injury

Dec 5, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

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There’s some good news for Minnesota Wild fans today.

Michael Russo of The Star-Tribune reports the team’s top prospect, Mikael Granlund, will return to action with the AHL Houston Aeros on Friday night after missing 12 games with an ankle injury.

Granlund and fellow top prospect Jonas Brodin were each injured in the same game against Oklahoma City, Edmonton’s affiliate, just over a month ago. While Granlund is back, Brodin’s injury was more significant and he’s still a month or two away from returning to action.

Granlund was the ninth overall pick in the 2010 draft and a player the team is hoping to see emerge as a top offensive player for them.

  1. woodstakes - Dec 6, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    Just in time if a deal gets done soon… in a perfect world Brodin would be ready to go too.. but most importantly we need to get a deal done. Look forward to years of watching those 2 grow and excel in the NHL game!

    • lordfletcher - Dec 6, 2012 at 9:50 AM

      Ahhh, I was thinking you might toss a pun in there and say Xcel not excel 😉

      Granlund / Brodin / Coyle / Dumba / others in the pipeline and if there is a lockout (looking more and more like a deal MIGHT get done but if there isn’t a season), the Wild could have another high draft pick, depending on league rules / draft format. If they go off of the most recent lockout draft model, the Wild should be looking at a top 7 pick with 3 ping pong ball but who’s to say that will happen again.

      Go Wild

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