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    Wild's Nate Prosser: Healthy scratch again

    Prosser has been a healthy scratch each of the first two games for the Wild.Prosser begins the season as the seventh defensemen for the Wild and will likely be inactive most games.

  • Wild Re-Sign Prosser

    News: Nate Prosser re-signed Wednesday with the Wild on a two-year, $1.25 million contract, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports.
    Analysis: It was uncertain whether or not the Wild would bring back Nate Prosser this season after signing college prospect Mike Reilly, but the team's brain trust determined the veteran blueliner could still provide some usefulness in a depth role. Prosser registered two goals and five assists in 63 games in 2014-15.
  • Wild's Prosser To Return Saturday

    News: Nate Prosser (lower body) will return for Saturday's game against the Red Wings, Anthony LaPanta of FOX Sports North reports.
    Analysis: Nate Prosser will be back a bit sooner than expected, as he was previously thought to be targeting a return for the final game or two of the regular season. He only has seven points and 32 penalty minutes in 60 appearances this season, and he hasn't played in a game since March 14.
  • Wild's Prosser Practices Wednesday

    News: Nate Prosser (lower body) resumed practicing with the Wild on Wednesday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    Analysis: Coach Mike Yeo was pleased with Nate Prosser's performance in his return to team activities, but suggested the blueliner remained without a firm timetable for a return. It appears the Wild will simply monitor Prosser's condition in the practices to come before deciding when he's healthy enough to play in games.
  • Wild's Prosser Starting To Skate

    News: Nate Prosser (lower body) has been able to skate the last two days, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Nate Prosser's absence is expected to stretch into mid-April, so the fact that he's now skating shouldn't be taken as a sign that a return is forthcoming. Jordan Leopold should continue enjoy a regular role on the Wild's third defensive pairing while Prosser remains sidelined.
  • Wild's Prosser Bracing For Four-Week Absence

    News: Coach Mike Yeo said Nate Prosser's undisclosed lower-body injury is expected to sideline the blueliner for four weeks, Chris Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Assuming that timetable is accurate or close to it, Nate Prosser looks like he'll miss the remainder of the regular season, which comes to an end on Apr. 11. There's still a good chance that Prosser will be available for the Wild's likely playoff run, but that will hinge entirely on how we makes it through the recovery process. Christian Folin is on track to fill Prosser's lineup spot for the duration of the regular season.
  • Wild's Prosser Sidelined

    News: Nate Prosser is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
    Analysis: With Nate Prosser unavailable, Christian Folin is slated to rejoin Minnesota's lineup Tuesday against the Preds.
  • Wild's Prosser Suffers Lower-Body Injury

    News: Nate Prosser suffered a lower-body injury Saturday and is questionable for Tuesday's game, the Star Tribune's Michael Russo reports.
    Analysis: Nate Prosser has been back in action of late for the Wild, but his status is in jeopardy going forward. He typically sees less than 18 minutes of ice time per game as a backup defenseman for Minnesota. If he cannot play Tuesday, Ryan Suter and Jordan Leopold will handle the left side.
  • Wild's Prosser Good To Go Thursday

    News: Nate Prosser (illness) appears set to play Thursday against the Capitals, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: After being pulled out of Tuesday's win over the Senators while battling an illness, Nate Prosser was back on the ice at Thursday's morning skate, a sign he's sufficiently recovered and is ready to play. The Wild only have five other healthy defensemen on the roster and aren't seemingly on track to recall another from AHL Iowa, so the team seems to anticipate having Prosser available for his usual duties. He'll skate on the second pairing with Mathew Dumba.
  • Wild's Prosser Leaves Early Tuesday With Illness

    News: Nate Prosser was removed from Tuesday's win over the Senators in the first period due to an illness, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Nate Prosser was reportedly feeling sick heading into the game, but still suited up since the Wild had only five healthy blueliners on the roster. However, he couldn't summon enough energy to make it through the game and was removed after logging 4:54 of ice time. He should be viewed as questionable to play Thursday against the Capitals.