With Niklas Backstrom out with a lower body injury, the Wild has recalled goaltender Matt Hackett from the Houston Aeros. Hackett is expected to back up Josh Harding tonight when the Wild closes out its season series with the Detroit Red Wings.
Harding has faced the Wings three times this season and is 2-0-1 with a .965 save percentage and one shutout.
There still isn’t any official word on Backstrom’s status. He is expected to be reevaluated in the Twin Cities before any official word is given.
The 21-year-old Hackett comes up with a 2-0-0 NHL record, a 0.68 goals against average and a .979 save percentage in four appearances. He’s 17-13-4 with a 2.41 goals against average and a .917 save percentage this season with the Aeros.