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Minnesota Wild
Position
G
 
Jersey
37
Name  Josh Harding
Born  6/18/1984
Height  6-2
Weight  194
Shoots  R
4/14/2014 4:51:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Josh Harding had the best GAA and SV% in the NHL this season but didn't start after Dec. 31 due to complications from multiple sclerosis.
Insight: Harding finished with an 18-7-3 record, a 1.66 GAA and a .933 SV% in 29 games (26 starts). It's unclear if he'll be able to return for the postseason.
 
4/2/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Josh Harding (illness) practiced Wednesday for the first time since January, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: Harding was having a Vezina-worthy season, going 18-7-3 with a 1.66 GAA and a .933 SV%, but complications from changes in his multiple sclerosis medication have kept him out since the end of December.
 
3/12/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Josh Harding (illness) is unlikely to return this season, according to Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Insight: Harding was having a Vezina-worthy season, going 18-7-3 with a 1.66 GAA and a .933 SV%, but complications from changes in his multiple sclerosis have kept him out since the end of December.
 
1/14/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Josh Harding (illness) skated with the team prior to Tuesday's game and is expected to practice Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. He has played just one game since Dec. 17 and none since Dec. 31.
Insight: Harding is dealing with an adjustment in his medication for multiple sclerosis and hasn't been feeling well. He's still without a timetable for his return to the net.
 
1/11/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Wild goaltender Josh Harding (illness) skated with goalie coach Bob Mason before Saturday's practice, according to the Star Tribune. Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said it was a good sign to see Harding on the ice but didn't have a timetable for his return.
Insight: Harding spent nearly two weeks on injured reserve in December to deal with an adjustment in his medication for multiple sclerosis, and his newest illness is likely related. He's played just two games since Dec. 17 and none since Dec. 31.
 
1/6/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: The Wild have placed goalie Josh Harding (illness) on injured reserve.
Insight: Harding spent nearly two weeks on injured reserve in December to deal with an adjustment in his medication for multiple sclerosis, and his newest illness is likely related. Niklas Backstrom will fill in until Harding is healthy.
 
1/2/2014 4:52:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Josh Harding will miss Thursday's game due to an illness.
Insight: Harding just spent nearly two weeks on injured reserve to deal with an adjustment in his medication for multiple sclerosis. It's unclear if his illness is related.
 
12/27/2013 7:20:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Josh Harding has been activated from injured reserve. SOURCE: Michael Russo, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Insight: Harding needed some time off to adjust his multiple sclerosis medication. He's been excellent this season, compiling a 1.51 GAA in 27 games. It's unknown if he'll start Friday's game against Winnipeg.
 
12/19/2013 10:18:00 AM
Description: Minnesota goalie Josh Harding has been placed on injured reserve. SOURCE: Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Insight: Harding needs an adjustment in his medication for multiple sclerosis. He'll be eligible to return December 27th at Winnipeg. Niklas Backstrom is expected to start in net Thursday versus Pittsburgh.
 
12/2/2013 10:44:00 PM
Description: Wild netminder Josh Harding earned a shutout Monday against Philadelphia.
Insight: He was 21-for-21 on save opportunities. It's already Harding's third shutout of the season. Harding had just one shutout during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.
 
11/25/2013 3:25:00 PM
Description: Minnesota goalie Josh Harding slipped on a puck during pre-game warmups Saturday will miss Monday's game against St. Louis.
Insight: He appeared to suffer a lower-body injury. Niklas Backstrom will start with Darcy Kuemper as his backup.
 
Hot11/23/2013 4:04:00 PM
Description: Minnesota goalie Josh Harding slipped on a puck during pre-game warmups Saturday and could not make the start, according to cbssports.com.
Insight: He appeared to suffer a lower-body injury. Niklas Backstrom (concussion) was activated from injured reserve and plugged into the lineup.
 
Hot11/5/2013 6:23:00 PM
Description: Minnesota goalie Josh Harding will man the crease Tuesday against the Flames.
Insight: Harding blanked New Jersey Sunday to lower his GAA to 1.10. He's 7-2-1 with a .950 SV% and should hold onto Minnesota's starting job until he cools off.
 
Hot10/28/2013 2:05:00 PM
Description: Minnesota goalie Josh Harding will miss Monday's game against Chicago after he suffered a lower-body injury Thursday night.
Insight: Harding has been nearly impenetrable so far, allowing just eight goals on 171 shots in 479 minutes (1.00 GAA, .953 SV%) while filling in for Niklas Backstrom (knee). Backstrom is back so the Wild can get through with Johan Gustafsson as his backup.
 
Hot10/25/2013 4:57:00 PM
Description: Minnesota goalie Josh Harding suffered a lower-body injury Thursday night. The 29-year-old will miss Saturday's game.
Insight: Harding has been nearly impenetrable so far, allowing just eight goals on 171 shots in 479 minutes (1.00 GAA, .953 SV%) while filling in for Niklas Backstrom (knee). Backstrom is back and could use Harding's injury to regain his starting job.
 
Hot10/22/2013 10:52:00 PM
Description: Minnesota goalie Josh Harding saw just 16 shots Tuesday against Nashville and stopped all of them for his first shutout of the season.
Insight: The 29-year-old is playing out of his mind right now, allowing just seven goals on 150 shots (.953 SV%) and posting a 0.96 GAA in eight games. Even though Niklas Backstrom returned from his injury last week, the team won't remove Harding from net while he is playing like this.
 
Hot10/22/2013 5:40:00 PM
Description: Josh Harding will start in the Wild net Tuesday against the Predators.
Insight: Harding is 3-2-1 with a 1.11 GAA and a .948 SV% in seven games this season. Niklas Backstrom (knee) was activated last Thursday but has been serving as a backup while Harding is hot.
 
10/10/2013 5:02:00 PM
Description: With starter Niklas Backstrom sidelined with a lower-body injury, the Wild will go with Josh Harding in net Thursday against the Jets.
Insight: Harding played just five games in 2012-13 due to continued complications from multiple sclerosis and had a 3.24 GAA. He also started all five games in Minnesota's first-round playoff series loss to the Blackhawks last season after Backstrom suffered an injury in pre-game warmups prior to Game 1 and had a 2.94 GAA. Fantasy owners can avoid him.
 
5/9/2013 6:23:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Josh Harding will start Game 5 against the Blackhawks Thursday night.
Insight: Harding suffered a lower-body injury on a collision with Jonathan Toews in Game 4 and had to leave the game. He's playing due to the lower-body injury suffered by Niklas Backstrom during pre-game warmups for Game 1, so the Wild had to turn to third-string netminder Darcy Kuemper Tuesday. Minnesota trailed the series 3-1.
 
5/7/2013 11:00:00 PM
Description: Wild goalie Josh Harding had to leave Game 3 Tuesday against the Blackhawks after colliding with Jonathan Toews.
Insight: Harding has an undisclosed injury. He already was playing in place of Niklas Backstrom, who suffered a lower-body injury during pre-game warmups for Game 1. The Wild had to turn to Darcy Kuemper, a rookie who just celebrated his 23rd birthday two days ago.
 

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