Pateryn (groin) was recalled from his conditioning assignment with AHL Iowa on Friday. Pateryn remains on injured reserve, so he'll likely still be sidelined for some time. The 29-year-old logged just one game in the minors and could be headed for another stint with Iowa depending on how long his injury issues linger. In his stead, Nick Seeler and Brad Hunt figure to continue holding down the third pairing.
Pateryn (groin) was sent down to the AHL for a conditioning assignment by the Wild on Monday. This news means Pateryn is healthy enough to get back into game action, but he'll first need to get his skating legs under him at the AHL level. He'll almost certainly miss the Wild's next game Tuesday in Florida, but Pateryn could be a candidate to return after that point depending on how he looks at the AHL level.
According to coach Bruce Boudreau, Pateryn (groin) "will be out longer" after suffering a setback in his rehab, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. Pateryn was originally expected to begin a rehab stint with AHL Iowa later this week, but that's now off the table, and at this point there's no telling when the 29-year-old blueliner might be ready to make his season debut. Nonetheless, Pateryn's only totaled 20 points in 153 games over the past two campaigns and won't be a viable fantasy option whenever he finally receives clearance to rejoin the Wild's lineup.
Coach Bruce Boudreau said Thursday that Pateryn (groin) won't make the team's upcoming three-game road trip, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. Boudreau hinted that Pateryn will likely be accepting a rehab stint in AHL Iowa before returning to the team, and that late next week is the target for his return. Pateryn has yet to play this season after undergoing sports hernia surgery, but he's been practicing since Monday. The veteran is expected to occupy a bottom-four role for the Wild upon his return to action.
Pateryn (groin) isn't in the projected lineup for Thursday's game against Colorado, NHL.com's Jessie Pierce reports. Pateryn has yet to play this year due to a groin injury, but he finally made his return to practice Monday, so he's definitely trending in the right direction. However, at this juncture there's still no telling when the 29-year-old blueliner might be ready to make his season debut. Once he's given the green light, the 6-foot-3 American will slot into a bottom-four role for the Wild.
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