Niederreiter Could Return Tuesday Night

October 30, 2017 04:17 PM

Wild forward Nino Niederreiter could return to the Wild's line-up on Tuesday night after missing the last six games with an ankle injury.

Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau said it would be a game-time decision on whether or not Niederreiter takes the ice against Winnipeg Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center.

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"He's trending in the right direction," Boudreau said after Monday morning's practice. "Hopefully, if he's ready to play tomorrow, we've waited long enough."

Niederreiter scored a career-high 25 goals last season and signed a five-year contract extension in the offseason.

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