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Wild Expecting Mikael Granlund for Playoffs

Updated: 04/15/2014 5:53 PM
Created: 04/15/2014 5:41 PM KSTP.com
By: Nick Tabbert

Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund likely will return to action for the playoffs after missing the last six games of the regular season.

Wild head coach Mike Yeo said after practice Tuesday that Granlund "looks good and feels good" after missing the last two weeks following a concussion in a game against the Los Angeles Kings. The Wild play at Colorado on Thursday in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Granlund would return to the second line, between Matt Moulson and Jason Pominville. The 22-year-old had a breakout season with eight goals and 33 assists in 63 games.

Goalie Darcy Kuemper practiced with the team Tuesday for the first time since he suffered an upper-body injury in the pregame skate March 31 at Los Angeles, the same day Granlund was hurt. Kuemper would back up Ilya Bryzgalov.

The Associated Press contributed to this report


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