ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, who has the mumps, took part in the morning skate but will not be in the lineup when the Wild host the Anaheim Ducks at Xcel Energy Center on Friday.
Suter sat out the Wild's game Wednesday against the Montreal Canadiens. It was the first game Suter had missed since signing with the Wild in July 2012.
"Won't be in tonight but it was a good sign to see him on the ice," Wild coach Mike Yeo said Friday. "We have a few days here afterward so hopefully we'll get him back in the lineup for our next match." After Friday the Wild are off until a home game Tuesday against the New York Islanders.
Suter leads the League in average time on ice at 29:19 per game. In 23 games he has one goal and 12 assists.