Joel Eriksson Ek back on ice for Wild

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The Minnesota Wild finally got back one of their star players when center Joel Eriksson Ek took the ice for Tuesday morning’s practice. KSTP Sports was there. Eriksson Ek suffered an upper-body injury Dec. 20 in a game against the Dallas Stars.

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"It was great to be back out there. I’m hoping to be on the ice on Friday night. I guess it’s good that with all the games that have been postponed I only missed three games," said Eriksson Ek.

Jordan Greenway also practiced with the Wild on Tuesday. He was on the Covid list. The team, however, is still missing Jonas Brodin, Alex Goligoski, Kirill Kaprizov, Cam Talbot, and Jared Spurgeon. All have been sidelined with injuries.

Spurgeon and Talbot did participate in separate workouts on Tuesday prior to the team’s practice at Tria Rink in St. Paul.