|Defenseman, No. 2, Paul Mara - Grand Rapids Griffins photo|
Marco Scandella was recalled to Minnesota after two solid games following his return from a groin injury. Matt Dumba was returned to his junior team, so that is where the spot on their roster opened up. Jared Spurgeon is still nursing a lower body injury after blocking a shot in the Wild's second game of the season.
Jason Zucker is off to the All-Star game in Providence, and the rest of the team will get a lot of time at home before opening up a three-game homestand next Friday against the red-hot Texas Stars. The Aeros have lost three straight against the Stars, who split a home and home series against the San Antonio Rampage.
After the quick homestand, the Aeros will hit the road for 12 of their next 13 on the road. Go see the team while you can. They are going to be road warriors.
One quick thought. I like the direction of the team right now, and like many of you, I certainly hope they have better luck with injuries. They had a six-game winless streak before winning three in a row, but even with all the lockout uncertainty and a boatload of injuries, the Aeros are 7-5-3-0 since Christmas.
They can be a top four team if they continue to play well on the road and both teams stay away from their trainers.
Have a great All-star week!