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Jared Spurgeon day to day, won't play for Wild Thursday

Minnesota could be in tough shape without Spurgeon and Jonas Brodin on the blue line.
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Bad news for the Minnesota Wild as they'll be down two of their best defensemen Thursday night against the Calgary Flames. 

Already without Jonas Brodin, who is going to be significant time and was seen wearing a cast on his right arm earlier this week, Minnesota has ruled out Jared Spurgeon for Thursday's game in St. Paul. Spurgeon is dealing with a lower-body injury and is considered day to day. 

Dakota Mermis will suit up and play in his place. But even with Brock Faber developing into one of the best defensemen in the NHL, the loss of Brodin and Spurgeon is painful. 

As Wild television announcer Anthony LaPanta pointed out in a post on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter, losing both accounts for more than 47 minutes of ice time per game, including nearly seven minutes on the penalty kill. It also strips the roster of more than four blocks and 0.69 points per game. 

Minnesota has been off since shutting out Seattle on Sunday night. The Wild are 5-2-0 since coach Dean Evason was fired and replaced by John Hynes. 

Jared Spurgeon

Dec 10, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) shoots the puck against the Seattle Kraken during the third period at Climate Pledge Arena.