Niederreiter (lower body) will return Friday evening against the visiting Golden Knights, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. This will mark Niederreiter's return from an eight-game injury layoff, but there are plenty of reasons to get hyped about his return. The Swiss-born power forward has provided 13 goals (career-high 19.7 shooting percentage) and 19 points through 31 games to complement a plus-11 rating, plus he has a power-play role locked in.
Coach Bruce Boudreau hopes to have Niederreiter (lower body) back Feb. 2 at home against the Golden Knights, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. The news effectively rules Niederreiter out for the team's next two games versus the Penguins and Blue Jackets on Thursday and Tuesday, respectively. The winger has played in just two of the Wild's previous 13 contests due to various maladies. The Chur, Switzerland native did record a hat trick in one of those two games back, so fantasy owners will no doubt be eager to see him in the lineup as soon as possible.
Niederreiter's (lower body) injury doesn't concern his ankle, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports. This is noteworthy because the alliterative one had missed five straight games with an ankle malady before returning with a hat trick against the Sabres on Jan. 4. Still, Niederreiter's not expected to return until after the All-Star break, meaning he should miss at least four more contests for a Minnesota team currently sitting in sixth place within the Central Division.
Niederreiter (lower body) will not return until after the All-Star break. Niederreiter continues to recover from a lower-body ailment, but the timetable has been pushed back on multiple occasions thus far. He will now be sidelined until Jan. 30 at the earliest, leaving the team shorthanded among forwards. Kyle Rau -- who was recalled by the Wild on Friday -- is expected to make his NHL debut Friday and could see a fair amount of action in the next couple of weeks.
Niederreiter (lower body) isn't expected to play Wednesday or in the WIld's next two games this weekend, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Niederreiter just returned Jan. 4 from a five-game absence due to an ankle injury, and he scored three goals in his first game back. His return date is unclear and it seems likely he may miss more than a week. The Wild do have five days between games after this weekend, so his next chance to play will be Jan. 20 against Tampa Bay.
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