Player Page

Josh Harding | Goalie

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

Josh Harding practiced with the Wild on Wednesday for the first time since January.
He hopes to be back with his teammates soon if everything goes well. However, he is still listed as day-to-day and it's unclear when or if he'll be available to play before the season is over. He has been sidelined since Dec. 31 because of what is believed to be complications with his multiple sclerosis. Apr 2 - 6:30 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


Josh Harding put his pads on and took to the ice again Thursday morning.

He faced some shots and did puck-handling drills with goalie coach Bob Mason after skating for the first time on Tuesday. "It's a great sign that he's feeling much better, and he's focused and motivated to try to get back with us," coach Mike Yeo said. "With that said, we're still a few steps away. It's not like he's a week away from rejoining us here, but it's a good first step." It's unclear when he'll be able to return.
Mar 14 - 10:35 AM

Josh Harding skated on Tuesday for the first time in over a month.

Harding hasn't played since Dec. 31 and has been regarded as being out indefinitely after getting adjustments to his medication for multiple sclerosis. Wild coach Mike Yeo said he doesn't have a plan yet when it comes to Harding's potential return.
Mar 11 - 1:17 PM

Josh Harding is still out indefinitely.

Harding is out indefinitely after getting adjustments to his medication for multiple sclerosis. He hasn't played since Dec. 31 and there's no guarantee that he'll return this season. This is a tragic setback after he posted a 1.66 GAA and .933 save percentage in 29 games.
Feb 25 - 6:19 PM

Nothing has changed regarding the status of Josh Harding.

"We feel for him," coach Mike Yeo said after Harding didn't skate at practice on Wednesday. "We're behind him and we just want to see him get better and get ready to get back with us." A determination on his status for the rest of the season hasn't been made yet, but it's unclear if he'll play again in 2013-14.
Feb 20 - 1:03 PM

Josh Harding did not travel with his teammates on their four-game road which begins Saturday in San Jose.

He is getting adjustments to his medication for multiple sclerosis and is not yet ready to return. Niklas Backstrom will back up Darcy Kuempfer Saturday night against the Sharks and may get a start over the next game or so. Keep Harding on reserve until further notice.
Jan 25 - 2:28 PM

Josh Harding wasn't feeling well again, so he didn't practice Monday.

He has missed nine consecutive games and 13 of the team's past 15 since having his treatment for multiple sclerosis altered. Harding skated at practice all last week, so this setback as to be discouraging for him, the Wild and his fantasy owners.
Jan 20 - 1:33 PM

Josh Harding has practiced for four consecutive days.

He seems to be recovering from an illness that has sidelined him for the past two weeks. It looks as if there is a chance Harding could return to action sometime next week. We will keep you posted as to his status.
Jan 18 - 1:05 PM

Josh Harding (illness) participated in Tuesday's morning skate.

Harding will still miss his seventh straight contest on Tuesday. "I wasn't feeling good," Harding said. "If I felt even a little bit like I could play, I would have. But there are some things that are out of my control and I thought we did everything that is in our control to get back to where we are right now. Like I said, it was out of my control." He's been outstanding this season with a 1.65 GAA and .933 save percentage in 29 games.
Jan 14 - 2:20 PM

Josh Harding (illness) skated with goalie coach Bob Mason before Saturday's practice.

He has sat out the past four games because he has not been feeling well. There's no timetable for his return, but coach Mike Yeo was encouraged to see him back on the ice. "I talked to him this morning and he's been feeling better the last couple days," said Minnesota's bench boss. "So we'll look for him to join the group here soon." Consider Harding day-to-day for now.
Jan 11 - 5:35 PM

Josh Harding was left off Team Canada's Olympic roster.

That's not surprising, but it's still disappointing. Harding has been a great story this season. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he's gone from being a backup goalie to one of the best netminders in the NHL with a 1.65 GAA and .933 save percentage in 29 games.
Jan 7 - 11:41 AM

Josh Harding has been placed on injured reserve by Minnesota.

The Wild may provide an update on his status shortly, but it wouldn't be surprising if the illness that has bothering him lately is related to his treatments for multiple sclerosis.
Jan 6 - 12:05 PM

Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom, who made 19 saves Thursday in his first victory since Nov. 23, will get the start tonight for Minnesota against Washington.

Wild coach Mike Yeo said Josh Harding, the team's first-string goalie, still is not feeling well. Yeo offered no other details, only to say he had not been told this is anything beyond an illness for Harding, who missed four games recently to have his treatment for multiple sclerosis altered.
Jan 4 - 10:32 AM

Josh Harding won't play Thursday because he's feeling ill.

Darcy Kuemper has been recalled from Iowa on an emergency basis to replace him.
Jan 2 - 1:04 PM

Josh Harding stopped 21 of 23 shots in a 2-1 loss on Tuesday.

Harding bounced back after allowing five goals on 31 shots versus the Islanders on Sunday, but he still couldn't save the Wild. They've now lost six straight games and have at least temporarily conceded their Wild Card spot as a result.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 08:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Kyle Brodziak
4Erik Haula
LW1Zach Parise
2Matt Moulson
3Dany Heatley
4Matt Cooke
5Cody McCormick
6Michael Rupp
7Jason Zucker
RW1Jason Pominville
2Charlie Coyle
3Nino Niederreiter
4Justin Fontaine
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Nate Prosser
7Clayton Stoner
8Jonathon Blum
G1Darcy Kuemper
2Ilya Bryzgalov
3Niklas Backstrom
4John Curry
5Josh Harding