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Wild goalie Dubnyk to miss at least two more games

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Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk will miss at least two more games because of a groin strain, he told the Wild website Thursday.

Dubnyk practiced, and although he said he didn't have any setbacks, he didn't feel 100 percent.

Dubnyk was injured during the second period of the Wild's game against the Colorado Avalanche on Deb. 5. He won't travel with them and will miss games Friday at the Arizona Coyotes or Saturday at the San Jose Sharks.

"Just the way the road trip is set up, not a lot of practice time, so just didn't make sense to go," he said.

Darcy Kuemper started in goal Monday and made 18 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Avalanche, and coach Mike Yeo said he'll start Friday against the Coyotes. In five games this season Kuemper is 1-0-3 with a 3.00 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.

His start Friday will be his fourth of the season.

"It's a good opportunity," Kuemper told the Wild website. "Just come ready to play and do my best to help the team get two points."

Dubnyk is fourth in the NHL with 13 wins, and has a 2.30 GAA and .918 save percentage in 23 games.

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