Puck drop is less than two hours away in Alaska, but here’s a brief update on Darcy Kuemper, who was officially recalled by the Minnesota Wild on Saturday and added to their NHL roster prior to today’s game in Anaheim …
Courtesy of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune,
Darcy Kuemper got to watch tonight’s game from
the press box with injured Mike Lundin and Stoner. In a neat thing, the
Wild recalled Kuemper from ECHL Ontario (Calif.) so he can take the ice
during the Wild’s optional morning skate Sunday at Anaheim’s Honda
That means Kuemper, 21, the Western Hockey League’s Player and Goalie
of the Year last season, will earn his first NHL paycheck and a day’s
per diem before being reassigned — likely Monday.
So give it 24 hours. Unless Josh Harding or Niklas Backstrom is injured in the Ducks-Wild game tonight, Kuemper could be back soon.