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Kuemper Out, And Dubnyk To Start For Wild

by Evan Sporer / Minnesota Wild

Darcy Kuemper will miss the Minnesota Wild's game on Monday against the Detroit Red Wings with an upper-body injury. Devan Dubnyk will start in goal for the Wild, with Niklas Backstrom backing up.

Dubnyk had left the Wild's practice early on Sunday after taking a shot off his right arm and sustaining a pressure cut that required six stitches.

Head Coach Mike Yeo said he did not know if Dubnyk would back up or not after morning skate on Monday.

Dubnyk was also unsure of his status after participating in morning skate.

"I think I might give it a go today," he said. "The only tough part is it's a little nervy, so it's not a regular soreness.

"They said I'm not going to hurt it, so it's just something to deal with, and grind through it."

Dubnyk said after leaving practice on Sunday there wasn't too much concern over the severity of his injury.

"I've never broken a bone but it didn't feel like it hurt enough to be a broken bone in that situation," Dubnyk said. "You always worry a little bit until you see the x-ray, but the x-ray was all good."

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