The Minnesota Wild have struggled through adversity all season long. Injuries, learning a new system, injuries, their equipment fire, sickness, injuries...Did I mention injuries? It seems like every single time the team gets a player back from injury another one takes their place on the injured reserve.á It started with Pierre-Marc Bouchard, just one game into the season.á That was the first big one. Then Cal Clutterbuck, before his gutsy return from a high-ankle sprainàFive weeks early. Then there were nagging injuries to Petr Sykora and Martin Havlat.á Then there was Derek Boogaard, then Kim Johnsson, then Josh Hardingùall with minor injuries. Then the next major one came as Petr Sykora was sidelined with a concussion from, pardon me while I editorialize, an extremely dirty hit by S ...
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