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Wilderness Walk: Daemon Hunt injured, out of World Juniors

Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.

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That’s Wild

  • The Minnesota Wild was originally going to have nine prospects represent the organization in Edmonton this month at the 2022 World Junior Championship, but unfortunately, due to an injury to Canadian defenseman Daemon Hunt during practice, it’s down to eight now.

After missing the eventually-postponed tournament in Dec. 2021 due to blocking a shot with his hand and having to bow out of the team, it looks like Hunt did a similar thing less than nine months later.

TSN’s Mark Masters mentions in a following tweet that Hunt’s spot in the lineup has now been taken over by fellow Wild prospect Ryan O’Rourke. So, I guess when one door closes, a window opens, or whatever.

  • Speaking of the World Juniors (that start on Tuesday), we looked at the nine Minnesota prospects that are going to be there. Obviously, it’s a little bit outdated now. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Ryan Hartman has the potential to build upon his career year. [10K Rinks]

Off the trail...

  • Calgary Flames GM continues to flip the script after making the blockbuster swap of Tkachuk-for-Huberdeau and signing the incoming player to a long-term deal. [Sportsnet]
  • Shayna Goldman goes through the moves by teams this summer where all they wanted to do was clear cap space. How did they do? [Sportsnet]
  • Kyle Okposo appeared on a podcast and told a hilarious story of Sidney Crosby in high school. [Pensburgh]