Josh Harding briefly spoke to the media after participating at the Wild’s optional morning skate.
Harding will sit out of the Wild’s contest tonight against the Vancouver Canucks because he’s been feeling “off” after taking a different medication in his treatment of multiple sclerosis. The netminder was diagnosed with the disease in the fall. He didn’t go into detail on how he is feeling at this time or how the new medicine has been effecting him.
The positive news is that Harding did skate and has been skating since feeling off for a short while. In his last outing, appearing in relief of Niklas Backstrom against the Canucks in the third period on Thursday, he stopped all six shots he faced.
He acknowledged that this is an ongoing process and knew that this was a possibility after revealing his MS diagnosis, but he and the Wild are working together to treat the disease. The goaltender is confident that he’ll be able to continue his NHL career and that this is just a bump in the road.