Porter was a healthy scratch in Saturday's win over Dallas. It was the first time all season he's been a healthy scratch, so this was likely just a day off.
Porter (lower body) had four hits in ten minutes of ice time in Saturday's loss to Pittsburgh. Porter had just one goal and no assists in his last ten games as he's mostly used on a checking line. He has 30 hits in his last ten games, however.
Porter is day to day with a lower body injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Porter sat out the Wild's last game before a three-day Christmas break, so he could return with the extended rest.
Porter scored his first goal of the season and had five hits in Tuesday's win over Winnipeg. Porter has been mostly used for his defense on a checking line, but will be asked to do more with the puck with injuries to Zach Parise and Justin Fontaine. Porter got 1:43 on the penalty kill unit, so he'll have some value on special teams as well. However, don't expect him to be a major contributor on offense.
Chris Porter was claimed off waivers by the Wild on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
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