Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo was on KFAN this morning, and made the "announcement" that FBJ, rookie phenom Mikael Granlund will not play tonight versus the Vancouver Canucks. Granlund has not been overly impressive since opening night, spent one game searching for his stick, and the last game was a fourth liner with Zenon Konopka and Devin Setoguchi.
What does this mean?
Long term, likely absolutely nothing. The kid has the raw talent to be a great NHLer. He will figure it out, and will be a career NHLer with jaw dropping moves. There is no reason to panic, and no reason to say the kid is anything but a kid still trying to figure out the game.
Mikael Granlund Scratched Tonight Versus Canucks
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