Almond to miss training camp; Souhan joins Twitter

Posted on September 2nd, 2009 – 5:03 PM
By Michael Russo

I’ll be on KSTP tonight at 6:30-7  p.m. to talk Wild. 

The Wild will not only be without arguably its best scorer at next week’s prospect tournament in Traverse City, Cody Almond will miss training camp, too.

The talented scorer, who helped lead WHL Kelowna to the Memorial Cup last season, sustained a Grade 2 sprain of the MCL last week while practicing with his former junior team. It’s a tough blow for the 20-year-old center, who scored 33 goals and 66 points last year for Kelowna and signed a three-year deal with the Wild in March. He’ll play this season in Houston.

The Wild will also be without scorer Jay Fehr, a tryout from Brandon, in Traverse City. He sustained a punctured thigh during a recent jetskiing accident.

Also, columnist extraordinaire Jim Souhan has joined Twitter @souhanstrib. Now you can read the one-liners we hear in the pressbox.

My favorites so far:

– Nathan said he’s taking his family to the fair. Do they serve sadness on a stick? 

– If Jon Rauch’s neck tattoo were any bigger it would be a mural.

– Thanks for following me on twitter. Remember, send all hate emails to

Next, Souhan promises to blog. :)

Lastly, the NHL and Jim Balsillie are currently going head-to-head in a Phoenix courtroom in the Coyotes bankruptcy hearing. Wild owner Craig Leipold was deposed for eight hours last Wednesday. Leipold has been outspoken in his belief that Balsillie is not fit to be an NHL owner.

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