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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Khudobin and Kolanos Go Wild (WITH UPDATES)

This is a really quick post, but for those who haven't heard the news...

Anton Khudobin and Krys Kolanos were called up to the Wild today. To replace Khodobin, Jeff Henderson was signed to an Amateur Tryout Contract. I'll see what I can dig up -- hopefully Andrew or Heather or Fred know more info.


Sorry about that Fred, I didn't see your update below.


Niklas Backstrom is suffering from "lower body soreness" according to Russo, so Khudobin has been called up on an emergency basis. Harding is starting, and supposedly, Backstrom is suiting up and can play if needed.

And the Wild have several injuries on the foward front, so the Kolanos move makes some sense, especially if they're hoping for some offense. And Russo says that Kolanos is suiting up tonight and should play.

As to our newest emergency goalie Jeff Henderson...the best that I can find is, like Fred said in the comment, that he is a backup goalie for the University of Wisconsin who doesn't appear to have gotten any playing time. Then again, I caught the end of Constantine's interview with Joe O'Donnell right before the game started, and Constantine said that at this point of the season, the team didn't really have many options for players and were just looking for someone who could make the arena in time. But you would think that maybe they would have asked Tony Hrkac about grabbing one of his players for an amateur tryout :-)

Now Schaefer has missed the past several games due to a lower body injury, but Constantine had made it clear on Friday night that Schaefer could play if needed, but that he hadn't seen the need to make him push through an injury when Khudobin was available. He also said they were hoping that Barry Brust would be cleared to play come Monday.


Fred Trask said...

No problem John, I didn't think it warranted a new post so I updated.

Apparently Henderson is a back up in college and he's never even played a game in college.

Go Rudy! :)

Fred Trask said...

Khudobin didn't dress, Backstrom started. Kolanos is playing.