After an ugly game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday, the Wild had a pair of injuries strike the club during practice on Sunday.
Multiple sources at the team’s practice taking place in St. Paul reported that goaltender Devan Dubnyk took a shot off the arm, went to the trainer and then left the ice for the remainder of practice.
Coach Mike Yeo said after practice that Dubnyk suffered a pressure cut on his arm and required stitches, according to The Star Tribune’s Michael Russo.
Yeo did not announce who would be the starting goaltender on Monday.
It was only a few minutes after Dubnyk left the ice that star winger Zach Parise also left practice. Parise’s situation doesn’t appear to be serious though, reports Russo. Yeo said that he expects Parise to be fine and be in the lineup tomorrow.
In practice, Justin Fontaine jumped up into Parise’s spot on the second line, which may be another indication that they don’t think Parise’s situation is that serious. Fontaine had a rough game on Saturday and was set to be a healthy scratch in Monday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.
If Parise is in, Fontaine will be the odd man out on Monday, Yeo confirmed. That means Ryan Carter is once again healthy and Erik Haula has done enough to stick in the lineup. He’ll be moving up to the third line with Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter. The fourth line will become Jarret Stoll centering Carter and Chris Porter.
In 26 games this season, Parise has 11 goals and 20 points.
Dubnyk has gone 14-10-2 in 27 games with a .916 save percentage.
Darcy Kuemper will start against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday. Dubnyk may back-up Kuemper.
Zach Parise is expected to play.
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