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Darcy Kuemper | Goalie

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
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Darcy Kuemper is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Calgary.
Kuemper is actually on a conditioning assignment with Minnesota's farm team in Iowa. After a great start to the season, Kuemper has fallen apart. Erik Haula and Christian Folin are also healthy scratches. Jan 29 - 9:06 PM

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Darcy Kuemper has been sent to AHL Iowa on a conditioning assignment.

He can be there for up to two weeks. That leaves Devan Dubnyk as Minnesota's likely starter and Niklas Backstrom as the backup. Kuemper made his return to the lineup last Tuesday in a relief appearance against Detroit and he stopped all 14 shots he faced. He missed six games with a lower-body injury before that.
Jan 26 - 4:53 PM

Darcy Kuemper (lower body) has been taken off of the injured reserve list.

That leaves Minnesota with three healthy goaltenders. Kuemper will serve as a scratch on Monday, but he might play in Tuesday's contest.
Jan 19 - 6:46 PM

Darcy Kuemper has been cleared to return from his lower-body injury.

He has missed six games because of the injury and could be sent to the minors on a conditioning stint. Minnesota will have to deal with handling three healthy goaltenders on the roster, with Devan Dubnyk and Niklas Backstrom also in the fold. "It's an ongoing, day-by-day thing we'll have to deal with," said coach Mike Yeo. "I think we were able to manage it fairly well [last season], and that's going to be important again this year." As an FYI, Backstrom is still listed on Minnesota's injured reserve list.

Darcy Kuemper was on the ice working out during Saturday morning's skate.

He is recovering from a lower-body injury and is making some progress. Kuemper has yet to particiapte in a full practice since sustaining the injury, though. There was some talk that he will be assigned to the AHL on a conditioning assignment during the All-Star break. If Devan Dubnyk continues to play well, Kuemper could be with Iowa for a while.
Jan 17 - 1:31 PM

Darcy Kuemper (lower body) is close to practicing with his teammates.

That could come as early as Saturday. Kuemper was projected to miss at least a week with a lower-body injury and he has been sidelined for that long now. He is considered to be close to being ready to play again, but we should know more after he practices.
Jan 16 - 1:43 PM

Darcy Kuemper will be out of action for at least a week because of a lower-body injury.

He exited the ice early on Wednesday at practice with what was initially believed to be a minor issue. Minnesota has placed him on injured reserve and called up John Curry to replace him on the roster. Curry will serve as Niklas Backstrom's understudy.
Jan 8 - 1:11 PM

Darcy Kuemper left practice Wednesday because he was ill or injured.

Coach Mike Yeo said as far as he was concerned it was something minor. Kuemper didn't speak to the media. We'll keep him as active for now.
Jan 7 - 3:15 PM

Wild coach Mike Yeo wasn't impressed by the winning goal that Darcy Kuemper surrendered in Tuesday's overtime loss to San Jose.

"We're not in a position where we can have anybody be below average, and it always starts and ends with goaltending," Yeo said. "It's a tricky one trying to be sensitive to his confidence, but that goal in overtime can't go in." Kuemper has been pulled in five starts since Nov. 13 and he owns a .902 save percentage. Minnesota hasn't received very good goaltending from Niklas Backstrom either, so there are some concerns in their crease.
Jan 7 - 12:30 PM

Darcy Kuemper was victimized by the Sharks on Tuesday as he allowed four goals on 26 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss.

This marks back-to-back outings in which the Minnesota netminder has permitted four goals, dragging down his peripheral stats and displeasing his fantasy owners all at once. His record now stands at 13-12-1 for the year while his lackluster GAA and save percentage are 2.69 and .902, respectively.
Jan 6 - 11:39 PM

Darcy Kuemper will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

It will be a chance for Kuemper to bounce back after allowing four goals on 21 shots in an eventual 7-1 loss on Saturday. He was pulled from that contest halfway through the second period.
Jan 6 - 12:11 PM

Darcy Kuemper gave up four goals on 21 shots in Minnesota’s 7-1 loss to Dallas on Saturday night.

Kuemper lasted just 28:56 before getting pulled. Niklas Backstrom came on in relief and somehow performed even worse, stopping just 11 of 14. It’s clear that if the Wild have any intention of reaching the playoffs, they need to go out and get a goalie. Kuemper has a 2.51 goals-against average and .907 save percentage, while Backstrom is at 2.58 and .901.
Jan 3 - 11:14 PM

Confirming an earlier report, Darcy Kuemper will indeed start against the Stars.

Kuemper has made six previous career stats, all inside the calendar year of 2014, with three coming this past November. He's allowed four goals three times, and two or fewer three times. Considering that Dallas has won eight of their last ten compared to Minnesota's three in ten, you may want to look elsewhere in a game that could be a pivotal point in each other's season.
Jan 3 - 5:53 PM

Don't be surrpised if Darcy Kuemper gets the start Saturday night against Dallas.

He was excellent Friday night against Toronto kicking out 34 shots to pace the Wild to a 3-1 win. Despite playing the night before, we have a hunch Minnesota coach Mike Yeo will go back to Kuemper against the Stars Saturday. He's young and should be able to handle back-to-back games.
Jan 3 - 2:20 PM

Minnesota's Darcy Kuemper turned in a gem Friday night, helping the Wild defeat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1.

Kuemper made 34 saves on the night. He's 13-11 on the season, with a goals-against average of 2.51 and a save percentage of .907. Let's not go overboard and say that Kuemper is a viable fantasy option at this point, but credit him for a stellar game Friday against Toronto.
Jan 2 - 11:32 PM

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C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
6Brett Sutter
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Matt Cooke
4Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Charlie Coyle
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Matt Dumba
7Christian Folin
8Nate Prosser
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Niklas Backstrom