Wild’s Matt Dumba applauds team’s effort in win over Boston

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The good news is the Wild broke their 5-game losing streak Thursday night at Boston. The bad news is that they lost Kirill Kaprizov and Jonas Brodin to injuries in the process.

We were at practice on Friday.

"From a team standpoint, it was awesome to see the boys rally around each other and play a real gritty game. I don’t think we’ve played that style in a little bit," Wild defenseman Matt Dumba said. "That was nice to do, especially with how little games we’ve played lately. That’s kind of nice to end that losing streak in such a fashion and rally behind that to see guys go down like Kirill and Jonas, it’s tough."

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Kaprizov will not play against the Washington Capitals on Saturday after sustaining an upper-body injury on Thursday night. Kaprizov went down at 10:09 in the second period when his legs tangled up with the Bruins Matt Grzelcyk and Boston forward Trent Frederic knocked Kaprizov into the boards. Brodin missed practice on Friday after blocking a shot against Boston.

Against Washington, the Wild will be also missing Nick Bjugstad with an upper-body injury, Brandon Duhaime in Covid protocol, Joel Eriksson Ek with an upper-body injury, Jared Spurgeon with a lower-body injury, Jordan Greenway in Covid protocol, and Cam Talbot with a lower-body injury.

The Wild called up forward Kyle Rau on Friday afternoon.