Niederreiter (undisclosed) is on the ice for the Wild’s morning skate.
Niederreiter left Thursday’s game with an undisclosed injury, but he skated this morning which is a good sign that he will be available tonight vs. St. Louis. Niederreiter had one goal on one shot in 13:13 TOI before retiring to the dressing room.
Niederreiter will play on the top-line with Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle in game 3.
Niederreiter has had himself a strong postseason, and he will be rewarded tonight as he swaps places with Matt Moulson. Nino has two goals and two assists while averaging just 13:16 in the first nine games of the playoffs.
Niederreiter (upper-body) will not play on Thursday.
Niederreiter left Sunday's game in the first period and did not return. He was able to practice, but the Wild will play it safe with him and rest him tonight with veteran Dany Heatley sitting in the press box the last few games. Niederreiter is day-to-day.
Niederreiter has been moved back to the top-line with Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu.
Niederreiter has moved around this lineup throughout the early part of the season, but found himself re-united with Parise and Koivu in practice this morning. He has one goal and three assists in nine games with his new team.
Niederreiter playing with Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu.
The fifth overall pick in 2010 never got a chance when he was with the Islanders, but is finally getting his shot with the WIld. He has two assists in three games, but definitely receives a boost in value playing on the Minnesota top line.
Niederreiter, the fifth overall pick in the 2010 draft, got a look on the right side with checking-line forwards Matt Cooke and Kyle Brodziak. If Jason Zucker and Charlie Coyle wind up as Dany Heatley’s linemates, Niederreiter had to show the Wild brass that he can play a third-line role if he has any shot to make the team.
Niederreiter, known more for his scoring, had five hits, often came away from board battles with the puck and is getting stronger without the puck every game, coach Mike Yeo said.
Niederreiter wants out of New York. He didn't make the team out of camp, and obviously feels like he should have. He has 36 points in 39 games in the AHL, so right now he has no fantasy value. Keep an eye on this, if he gets traded to a team that gives him an opportunity to play he could become fantasy relevant.