With the news that Guillaume Latendresse and Marek Zidlicky are skating back in St. Paul comes news that Devin Setoguchi is injured and it may (or may not) be serious. The Wild have to be tired of the injury dance, yet the fill in players have performed admirably and the Wild haven't missed a step due to the injuries.
Still, wouldn't it be nice to see what a fully healthy Minnesota Wild team looks like?
The return of Latendresse and Zidlicky are not imminent. They are skating at this point. They still need to get back in shape, have some practices, and then earn their way back into the lineup. You don't just get to play at this point, right? Or do they?
With Setoguchi out, the Wild sure could use their injured top six (top line really) forward in Latendresse. Instead, Cal Clutterbuck likely moves up, Casey Wellman remains on the second line, and the Wild play through yet another injury. Imagine, for a moment, that LAtendresse and Zidlicky are healthy and ready to play tonight. Do they play? Do they have to wait for an opening? Who sits? Who goes to Houston to make room? What are your lines?
You lead the Church of Yeo in this hypothetical. What do you do?