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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.

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