By Michael Russo
(update): Think @martinhavlat’s excited to return to Chicago tonight? “I’m plaaaaaaaaying!! ”
I think I’ll still hold my Marty Havlat returns to Chicago story ’til it counts
According to sources, the Wild has placed Danny Irmen and Robbie Earl on waivers. If cleared by 11 am tomorrow, the Wild would be able to send them to the minors.
As of now, they haven’t been cut because they’re practicing in Minnesota.
Again, this doesn’t necessarily mean Irmen hasn’t cracked the Opening Night roster because Wild would have 30 days to send him down. But …
I’ll talk to GM Chuck Fletcher after the team arrives in Chicago.
The Wild will experiment with defenseman John Scott at wing tonight, which is interesting because if that proves to be effective, you could play Shane Hnidy in the same games during the regular season. Craig Weller (groin) is expected to play tonight. Former Hawk Martin Havlat will play in Chicago.
Also, Mark Parrish was reportedly released from his Vancouver tryout.