As expected, Haula is playing in Thursday's game against the Bruins. The 24-year-old forward is expected to center Chris Porter and Brett Bulmer on Minnesota's fourth line in the contest.
Haula (illness) is expected to return Thursday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Haula was unfit to play Tuesday against the Penguins due to the illness, but evidently he's no worse for the wear and should available against the Bruins on Thursday. He's a decent playmaker, albeit one seemingly entrenched in a bottom-six role.
Haula (illness) won't play Tuesday. Haula didn't make the trip to Pittsburgh for Tuesday's game, which could indicate that the Wild doesn't expect him to be available for Thursday night's tilt in Boston either. Michael Keranen, who leads the Wild's AHL affiliate in scoring this season, was recalled to replace Haula in Minnesota's lineup for Tuesday's contest.
Haula scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's overtime loss to St. Louis. Huala has drawn praise from head coach Mike Yeo for his play on both ends recently, which is a good sign since defensive lapses had him stuck on the bench at times last season. He looks set to stay on the Wild's fourth line and could find a larger role if there's an injury on a top-three line.
Erik Haula (groin) practiced Tuesday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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