Thursday, January 24, 2013
Brodin's NHL debut
By Victoria Matiash
Defenseman Jonas Brodin could make his NHL debut within the next 36 hours.
According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Brodin (first-round draft pick, 2011) has been recalled from the AHL Houston Aeros by the Minnesota Wild. The 19-year-old Swede recently returned to action after suffering a broken clavicle in early November. Russo recently hinted that Brodin didn't seem far off from joining the Wild.
"... While it's still uncertain that Brodin will make his NHL debut Friday in Detroit (depends on Jared Spurgeon's health or if the Wild would scratch one of its healthy D for him), I just got this sense that the Wild felt Brodin was so close in training camp that he only needed the one trial test in the minors before coming here officially ..."
If Spurgeon (sore foot) is good to go, Nate Prosser or Justin Falk are the top candidates to sit out in Brodin's stead. And 18-year-old Mathew Dumba's stint in the NHL is likely nearing an end.