Wild Activate Jared Spurgeon from Injured Reserve for Sabres Game
The Minnesota Wild are off to a rough start this season, at 5-6-2. But on Friday night vs the Buffalo Sabres, they will get a big boost to their downtrodden blue line, with Jared Spurgeon in the lineup after he was activated from long-term injured reserve this afternoon.
Wild Activate Jared Spurgeon from IR
Friday will be the 14th game in the Wild’s 2023-24 season but it will be Spurgeon’s debut.
Dean Evason said Jared Spurgeon will play tonight, including both special teams. What does captain return mean for #mnwild? “Everything.”— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithNHL) November 10, 2023
Minnesota has won two of its last three games but continues to be haunted, turnovers, poor defense and ugly goaltending. Bill Guerin traded away 23-year-old defenseman, Calen Addison, and brought in 33-year-old, Zach Bogosian, to replace him.
We do not know if Jared Spurgeon back on the blue line will save the Minnesota Wild from themselves on a night-in, night-out basis, but there’s no doubt that getting their captain back will help the cause.