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Wilderness Walk: Shaw sticking out, Duhaime returning

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Due to a slew of injuries, the Minnesota Wild had to recall Mason Shaw up from the AHL, and thank goodness they did. The young Canadian winger has been a sparkplug of a player for virtually every shift he has played in the NHL and because of that, he’s impressed the team enough to stick around and has been told to find a place to live in St. Paul.

The little-but-not-so-little and gutsy forward can be one of those character players and reliable two-way forces for at least the foreseeable future. Shaw is winning over a lot of folks, and fast.

In addition to Shaw staying, Brandon Duhaime is reportedly returning to action on Tuesday against the Nashville Predators. And with that news, Joseph Cramarossa was sent back to Des Moines on Monday.

That’s Wild

  • The Wild fell flat on their faces against the San Jose Sharks and head coach Dean Evason says it is because they got away from their north-south style, trying to play cute, and that they’re not even that good to begin with so they should probably stick to the script. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

  • The Boston Bruins still have Mitchell Miller on the payroll, so there are a lot of questions that need to be answers as to where they can go from here. [The Athletic]
  • New York Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist is a lock for the 2023 Hockey Hall of Fame class, but who else should join him? [ESPN]
  • Yikes. The Toronto Maple Leafs announced that Jake Muzzin is out indefinitely with a spinal injury and will be re-evaluated in February. And if things didn’t get worse, their other best defenseman in their own zone, T.J. Brodie, was placed on the injured reserve list. [Yahoo Sports]