Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck was back on the ice at practice Wednesday. Only this time, he was with his own team and he was able to use the entire St. Thomas Academy rink.

It was Clutterbuck’s first practice since injuring his thigh taking a hit from Edmonton’s Taylor Hall on Feb. 21. After it was over both Clutterbuck and Wild coach Mike Yeo said there was a good chance Clutterbuck could return to action Saturday in Nashville.

“I’m making progress, I’m feeling pretty good right now,” Clutterbuck said. “I can definitely see [playing Saturday] as a possibility. I’m pretty confident.”

Said Yeo: “I would say there is a good chance, yes.”

Clutterbuck’s return to practice came four days after he skated for the first time since the injury. It was Saturday when Clutterbuck showed up at the STA arena, only to find that ice had inadvertently been rented by a local youth team.

“They were nice enough to let me use half the ice for a while my first time back,” Clutterbuck said. “Then I just went and joined them for the rest of their skate. It was fun.’’

Clutterbuck returned for an intentionally brisk practice that came a day after a rather flat performance Tuesday in Chicago. There were numerous battle and game-situation drills. Afterward, Yeo praised the team for the way it came to work.

“The guys battled and the guys worked today,” Yeo said. “That’s what this group does. The last game was an off game and we’re excited to play the next one.”