Report: Wild suspend goaltender Josh Harding after off-ice incident

Friday September 19th, 2014

The Minnesota Wild suspended goaltender Josh Harding after he broke his foot in a non-hockey related injury, reports the Minnesota Star Tribune.

Harding was injured on Sunday, breaking his foot after kicking a wall following an incident with a teammate. Harding is expected to miss at least two to three months, according to the newspaper.

The team won’t be required to pay a prorated portion his $2.1 million salary and Harding won’t count against the salary cap for as long as he is suspended. The team also signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a two-year, $2.5 million contract.

Harding, 30, had a 18-7-3 record last season with a 1.66 goals against average, .933 save percentage and recorded three shutouts. 

- Scooby Axson

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