Minnesota (4th - Central) at Colorado (1st - Central)

Matchup Details
Thu, Apr 17 - Pepsi Center
FACEOFF - 9:30 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Minnesota 43-27-4-840-42-107026-10-1-417-17-3-427-35
Colorado 52-22-4-445-3794126-11-2-226-11-2-239-41
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Minnesota
PPlayerStatusNotes
CM. Granlund
Prob Thurs
Head
04/14/14
Granlund is suffering from a head injury and sat out the final six games of the regular season. He is expected to return for Thursday's Western Conference Quarterfinal series opener against the Avalanche.
GD. Kuemper
Ques Thurs
Upper Body
04/14/14
Kuemper suffered an upper body injury during practice and has missed the last six games of the regular season. He is questionable for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Avalanche on Thursday.
CK. Brodziak
Ques Thurs
Undisclosed
04/14/14
Brodziak has a minor undisclosed injury and missed the final game of the regular season. He is questionable for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Avalanche on Thursday.
DK. Ballard
Doub Thurs
Groin
04/15/14
Ballard has missed the last 13 games of the regular season with a groin strain and he is not expected to return for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Avalanche on Thursday.
LWM. Rupp
Elig April 24th
Suspension
04/11/14
Rupp will miss four games after being suspended for an illegal hit to the head of St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie on April 10th. He will sit out the Wild's last regular season game as well as their first three playoff games.
LWJ. Zucker
out for season
Leg
03/27/14
Zucker will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing successful surgery to repair a tendon in his left leg.
GN. Backstrom
out for season
Abdominal
03/27/14
Backstrom underwent successful core muscle surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.
GJ. Harding
I-R
Illness
04/02/14
Harding is on the injured reserve while he recovers from an illness. He has joined the team in practice but there is no timetable for his return.
Colorado
PPlayerStatusNotes
DJ. Hejda
Prob Thurs
Upper Body
04/15/14
Hejda sustained an upper body injury during the last game of the regular season, against the Ducks. He is expected to return for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Wild on Thursday.
LWC. McLeod
Prob Thurs
Ankle
04/14/14
McLeod is recovering from an ankle injury and is expected to return for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Wild.
DT. Barrie
Prob Thurs
Upper Body
04/14/14
Barrie has been dealing with an upper-body injury and missed the last game of the regular season. He is likely to return for Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Wild.
LWA. Tanguay
Out indefinitely
Hip
04/14/14
Tanguay had surgery to his injured hip and knee and has yet to start on ice activities. He is not expected to return during the playoffs.
CJ. Mitchell
Out indefinitely
Concussion
04/13/14
Mitchell is recovering from a concussion and is targeting a return at some point during the first round of the playoffs.
CM. Duchene
Out indefinitely
Knee
04/01/14
Duchene suffered a knee injury on March 29th and is expected to miss the next three-to-four weeks.
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