Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon apparently suffered a serious enough injury, after getting checked from behind this week by the Avalanche's Cody McLeod, that he will be held out of the line-up for a short period of time. The general speculation suggests that Spurgeon suffered a leg injury on the play, but for the time being, he is just being said to be out day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Spurgeon is having a decent season so far, racking up 15 points in 37 games for the Wild, ranking at about the middle of the pack in Box 11 this year.
With some bodies getting healthy on the New York Rangers blueline, it was a fairly simple decision to have Box 30 defenseman Tim Erixon sent back down to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL on Wednesday night. Erixon has yet to figure in any of the scoring for the Rangers, after playing in 13 games for the club this season. The 20-year old defenseman still has some room to grow in his professional hockey career and he would be better served to grow in the minors, especially with how well the Rangers are doing at the moment.