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Wild recall goalie Curry, forward Dowell

Apr 2, 2014, 11:14 AM EDT

Minnesota has recalled goalie John Curry and forward Jake Dowell from AHL Iowa.

Why did the Wild do that? Michael Russo of the StarTribune explains:

Russo has more details here.

With two straight wins over Phoenix and L.A., the Wild head into Thursday’s game in Chicago comfortably in a playoff position, though still with some work to do to fend off at least one of the Coyotes or Stars, preferably both.

Granlund (suspected head injury) will not play versus the Blackhawks. The seriousness of the injury is unclear.

  1. clarke16 - Apr 2, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Granny could be done for the year… :(

  2. getadealdonealready - Apr 2, 2014 at 12:08 PM

    I’ve seen this movie before………Remember in the early years PMB was electric each and every time he stepped on the ice, then head injuries turned him to a medicare player.

    I hope that isn’t what is happening here as well.

    • getadealdonealready - Apr 2, 2014 at 12:10 PM

      **mediocre ……stupid autocorrect!

      • strictlythedanks - Apr 2, 2014 at 3:59 PM

        but also a medicare player with all those concussions

  3. getadealdonealready - Apr 2, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    On a much different note, I agree with Yeo that this isn’t the same caliber of team that has struggled down the stretch in past years. This team has the makings to win a series or more in the playoff’s. However some of the similarities in puck luck are too glaring to look past.

    Goaltending – this club has been forced in each of the past three seasons to rely heavily on 1 goalie for large stretches of time, mostly due to injury, this year the injuries and illness to that position seem too daunting to overcome.

    Stretch run trip to LA – back to back years the club loses a much needed playermaker/scorer with head injury in LA as they prepare for the playoffs

    Size – while I like the character of this team, I wonder if they can win multiple series in the playoff’s with this small of a lineup. The game changes in the playoff’s and while the addition of Molson helps, the question remains can the small lineup hold up when the physicality of the games, and the lack of calls of playoff hockey are upon us.

    As a homer I hope so, but time will tell.

    • clarke16 - Apr 2, 2014 at 3:58 PM

      They’re still a year of acquisitions/maturity away from making a run with the big boys. The good news is that–they’re a year away from making a run with the big boys!

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