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Darcy Kuemper | Goalie

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 207

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Darcy Kuemper (upper body) practiced Tuesday.
"I felt pretty good," said Kuemper after his first practice since March 31. "I didn't feel that rusty. I think I'm definitely close right now. It's never easy to watch, especially this time of year." It's still uncertain who will serve as Ilya Bryzgalov's backup in Game 1 on Thursday night against Colorado. If Kuemper isn't ready then John Curry will dress. Apr 16 - 10:00 AM

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Darcy Kuemper, who has missed Minnesota's last three games due to an upper-body injury, is feeling better but is not ready to return to action.

Consider him day-to-day for now. With Ilya Bryzgalov playing so well, there is no need to rush Kuemper back.
Apr 6 - 12:54 PM

Darcy Kuemper exited Monday's skate with an upper-body injury.

He's listed as day-to-day for now. Ilya Bryzgalov will be making his second straight start on Monday night against Los Angeles.
Mar 31 - 6:27 PM

Darcy Kuemper likely wishes he hadn't gotten out of bed Thursday as he ended up on the wrong end of a 5-1 decision against St. Louis.

Kuemper was beaten five times on 24 shots in a game controlled by the high-flying Blues, dropping his record to 12-8-4 in the process. Despite the struggles he experienced in this outing, his GAA is still a respectable 2.43, as is his .915 save percentage.
Mar 27 - 11:45 PM

Darcy Kuemper will be back in goal for Minnesota on Thursday night.

The rookie netminder has been struggling down the stretch after playing so well earlier for the Wild's battered crease. He was pulled against Vancouver on Wednesday and he'll be looking to rebound against a tough St. Louis squad.
Mar 27 - 5:16 PM

Darcy Kuemper got yanked after two periods after giving up three goals on 12 shots in Minnesota's 5-2 loss to Vancouver on Wednesday night.

The Wild still hold a three-point lead as the top wild-card team, but they can't afford many more games like this from their netminders as they make their playoff push. Kuemper has now allowed three goals in three straight games. Ilya Bryzgalov wasn't much better in relief, giving up two goals on seven shots. Kuemper has a 2.32 goals-against average and .919 save percentage this season.
Mar 26 - 10:03 PM

Darcy Kuemper will get the nod for Minnesota on Wednesday.

Ilya Bryzgalov and Kuemper have been splitting the goalie duties recently. Kuemper allowed three goals in each of his last two starts, but he has a 2.26 GAA and .922 save percentage in 24 games this season.
Mar 26 - 12:02 PM

Darcy Kuemper surrendered three goals on 30 shots in a 3-2 loss to Detroit on Saturday.

The rookie netminder has one win in his last six outings (1-3-2). Kuemper now has a 12-6-4 record with a .922 save percentage and a 2.26 goals-against average in 24 appearances.
Mar 22 - 5:02 PM

Updating an earlier item, Darcy Kuemper will in fact start in goal against the Red Wings Saturday afternoon.

Ilya Bryzgalov had stated in Minny's last two games. Make sure you acitvate Kuemper in time for the 2:00 pm EDT start time.
Mar 22 - 10:15 AM

Darcy Kuemper will face the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Kuemper had been serving as the Wild's de facto starter because Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom have been sidelined. However, Kuemper's status was recently challenged by Ilya Bryzgalov, who started in Minnesota's last two games. Bryzgalov posted a 36-save shutout against the Islanders before turning aside 25 of 29 shots versus the Devils. We think it will take a lot more than that from Bryzgalov though to move ahead of Kuemper in the depth charts.
Mar 21 - 2:02 PM

Darcy Kuemper was unable to hold back the red hot Boston Bruins Monday as the Wild ended up on the wrong end of a 4-1 decision.

Kuemper has been a fantastic story for the Wild this season, but by allowing three goals on 28 shots in the loss his record falls to 12-5-4. With a GAA of 2.22 and a save percentage of .923, the rookie goalkeeper has turned a number of heads and given fantasy owners some unexpected production.
Mar 17 - 10:22 PM

Darcy Kuemper blocked 28 of 29 shots in Minnesota's 2-1 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Where would the Wild be without Kuemper? The answer is pretty easy, actually. The Wild entered this game 26th in the league in scoring with 2.36 per game. Kuemper has been excellent this season, with a 12-4-4 record, 2.19 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. They lead the wild card by five points.
Mar 15 - 11:16 PM

Darcy Kuemper will be in goal Saturday night against the Blue Jackets.

He is coming off a 29-save, 2-1 win over the Rangers Thursday. We like this matchup so we recommend you start Kuemper Saturday night.
Mar 15 - 1:25 PM

Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 shots in a 2-1 win against the Rangers Thursday night.

He earned his 12th victory of the season to end a two-game winless slide. Kuemper owns a 12-4-3 record on the year to go with a .922 save percentage and a 2.25 goals-against average.
Mar 14 - 7:44 AM

Darcy Kuemper will be in goal for Minnesota on Thursday when the New York Rangers visit.

He'll be looking to bounce back from a couple of rough outings in his past two appearances.
Mar 13 - 12:25 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