By Michael Russo
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher just announced that center/winger Pierre-Marc Bouchard came to coach Todd Richards after this morning’s skate to tell him he’s still not feeling well and had trouble sleeping last night with recurring headaches.
He’s been taken out of the lineup and the Wild will “seek out some medical solutions.”
Bouchard missed much of training camp with what was said to be an illness. He was dropping hints the last week to the media that he wondered if he had a concussion and “was not 100 percent.” He missed the last eight games of last season with a concussion.
Fletcher made clear that he doesn’t think it’s a concussion and that “he had a virus and the bloodwork showed he had a virus” and was telling the team he was feeling better.
Benoit Pouliot will dress tonight, and it’s unclear as to whether Pouliot will play center or wing as of yet because the Wild does have Kyle Brodziak, who has been playing wing.