A few of you might have noticed that Mikael Granlund skated during the warm-ups, but that he was scratched from the game. A few of you might have also have read on twitter that the Wild had Granlund pulled from the game so as not to risk injury with a possible NHL camp right around the corner.
But that's not quite the way things went down. Not according to the Aeros:
"He has a little soreness, so we don’t want to push
that, especially with it being a three-in-three," Aeros coach John Torchetti said after the game. "So you’ve got to be careful
Granlund was also seen after the game with a bit of a limp, and the "soreness" is in the same general area of his previous injury.
So maybe the Wild chose not to play Granlund to prevent further aggravation of an injury, and it sounds like he'll be able to play tomorrow night. But if the Wild "had him pulled" to prevent an injury, then it appears they waited a game too long.