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Wild Vs. Predators: Jared Spurgeon Out

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When the Minnesota Wild play at the Nashville Predators on Wednesday evening they will be without defenseman Jared Spurgeon. Spurgeon was the victim of a hit by Cody McLeod in Minensota's last game and suffered a lower body injury. There was some thought that McLeod would be suspended for the hit that knocked Spurgeon out, but the league has not issued one:

The Wild is awaiting the results of a doctor appointment Spurgeon had this afternoon. But, Yeo said, he didn't think the injury, at this point, looked like a long-term thing.

But more reaction to the hit. "I hate to see our players get hit like that," Yeo said. "To me, that was a really dirty play. He was in a very vulnerable position, and it happened twice in the brief amount of time (Spurgeon) was in the game. The same player."

Minnesota has called up Nate Prosser and right wing Jon DiSalvatore from Houston as a result.

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