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Wilderness Walk: Keep Chugging Along

Wild are still dealing with injuries, NHL coaches with job security, and a whoopsie daisy from a former Gopher

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The big story remains how the Minnesota Wild are coping with injuries to five forwards early in the season. The other Wild story is also a familiar one: Fletcher is forced to move waiver exempt players, in this case Mike Reilly, up and down to save on cap space. The overarching story has also been told before which is Bruce Boudreau is trying to find a way to get his team out of what feels a bit like a slump.

To be fair, this slump-like feeling is predicated on injuries and a long wait between games in the early days of the season. There isn’t much to do but ruminate on the last game, an overtime loss, while the days pass without a new chance for the Wild to play. Hopefully the injured can recover relatively quickly and in the meantime, Boudreau can find a way to get his team steaming along the right track.

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