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Wild activate Clutterbuck from injured reserve

Mar 8, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT

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After missing the last six games with a thigh injury, Cal Clutterbuck has been activated from IR and should rejoin the Minnesota lineup Saturday when the Wild take on the Predators in Nashville.

Clutterbuck, 25, was injured on a Taylor Hall knee-on-knee hit (or, knee-on-thigh) during a game in Edmonton on Feb. 21.

Prior to getting hurt, Clutterbuck had 2G-2A-4PTS in 16 games and led all Wild skaters in hits, with 49.

In other club news, the Wild recalled goalie Matt Hackett from AHL Houston.

Hackett, 23, briefly starred with the Wild last season, making his NHL debut and setting a league record for longest shutout streak to start a career (102:48).

He was named the NHL’s second star of the week on Dec. 12 and finished the season with a .922 save percentage and 2.37 GAA in 12 appearances.

To make room for Hackett, the Wild have placed their other AHL call-up netminder, Darcy Kuemper, on injured reserve.

The rookie has a 1-2-0 record in four appearances and has a .924 SV% and 2.22 GAA with the Wild this season, and will join fellow netminder Josh Harding on IR.

  1. jpelle82 - Mar 8, 2013 at 12:30 PM

    this guy was one of my favorites in nhl 11 and 12. i used to move him up to the 1st line and he would just wreck guys online – fast, didnt bounce off the checks and could finish. too bad he cant score regularly in real life, still one of my favorite players in the nhl, good to see him coming back – he’s a human wrecking ball out there.

  2. mclovinhockey - Mar 8, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Anyone know how much getzlaf signed for? 8 year deal

  3. nvandy42 - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    We brought Coyle up when we put him on IR so who would we send down now? Coyle is playing well on the first line and Zucker is part of the 2nd line which has been our best unit the past few games. Ideas?

    • woodstakes - Mar 8, 2013 at 3:14 PM

      My guess would be scratching PMB. Which PMB SHOULD be scratched. The guy is a shell of his former self (understandably), he is so afraid to engage anywhere in the dirty areas that his game of creating from those dirty areas is nonexistent. Which means that PMB is pretty much worthless as that was the best part of his game.

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