Josh Harding’s news during the lockout shook up the hockey world. Tonight marks the Minnesota Wild netminder’s first start since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, as he faces the Dallas Stars.
Wild goaltenders don’t speak with the media before games, but Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo talked to the PONDcast about Harding’s perseverance and attitude while dealing with the disease.
Last season, Harding faced the Stars once, saving 23 of 25 shots for a .920 save percentage for a win. Lifetime he is 1-1-0 with a 3.58 goals against average and a .880 save percentage in four appearances.
Matt Dumba and Matt Kassian will be scratched for the second-straight game. For more on tonight’s game, check out the Wild.com game preview.