Clutterbuck has high ankle sprain; no Hemsky

Posted on October 16th, 2009 – 11:54 AM
By Michael Russo

Update: Wild lucks out tonight. Right wing Ales Hemsky out for Edmonton with fever. Shawn Horcoff hopes to play w foot injury.

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Wild update: Martin Havlat appears out tonight. He is not skating this morning. It appears as if defenseman Jaime Sifers will make his Wild debut — as a winger. He’s wearing a green forward sweater instead of a maroon defenseman sweater.

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Update: Judging by whom the D are shooting on in the skate, Josh Harding is getting tonight’s start. Will confirm and update if incorrect.

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An MRI has confirmed that injured right wing Cal Clutterbuck has a high ankle sprain, which is typically a six-to-eight week injury that even lingers after a player returns.

I expect that GM Chuck Fletcher will update the media after the morning skate, so more later. Wild will take the ice at 12:30 pm CDT, 11:30 local.

I hope to update lineup and starting goaltender later.

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