Niederreiter will avoid a suspension for his hit on Olli Maatta on Tuesday, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. Niederreiter bumped Maatta right as the bench door was opening, leading to an incredibly nasty looking spill and a hospital stay for Maatta. However, Niederreiter avoided a suspension as he's never been in real disciplinary trouble.
Niederreiter (undisclosed) will suit up for Thursday's tilt against the Blue Jackets, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. Niederreiter left Tuesday's practice early after experiencing "tightness," but was able to practice without limitation Wednesday. Niederreiter, who has potted two goals through five games this season, will return to his role as a top-six forward for the Wild Thursday against Columbus.
Niederreiter reportedly left practice Tuesday after experiencing (undisclosed) "tightness," but skated at full speed during a workout Wednesday, according to Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Niederreiter's participation in the fast-paced workout bodes well for his chances of lacing up for Thursday's home contest against the winless Blue Jackets. A fifth overall draft selection in 2010, Niederreiter has two goals for his only points through five games.
Niederreiter had just one shot on goal in 15:41 of ice time in Saturday's win over St. Louis. Niederreiter left Thursday's game late in the third period due to an undisclosed injury and could not get cleared to return as no doctor was available at the time. It looks like he's back to full speed.
Niederreiter (undisclosed) took part in Saturday's morning skate, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Niederreiter left Thursday's game with the injury and was not cleared to return. However, it appears he will be good to go for Saturday's game against the Blues.
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