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Darcy Kuemper | Goalie

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 207
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Darcy Kuemper is still unsigned, but he remains in Minnesota's plan going into the season.
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher is expecting Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom to be healthy going into training camp, but the team wants to have Kuemper around as an insurance policy. "Darcy [Kuemper] also showed some glimpses of what we hope he'll become, so we're comfortable with those three goaltenders," Fletcher said. "People always ask if I'm worried about it, and I'm not worried about it. You never know what's going to happen. Injuries can happen to anybody and certainly you can't predict things, but guys are healthy and typically when Backstrom and Harding are healthy, they play well." There haven't been any recent contract discussions between Kuemper and the Wild, but Fletcher plans to get in touch with him in the near future. Aug 15 - 6:15 PM

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The Minnesota Wild and restricted free agent Darcy Kuemper haven't talked much since July 5.

Kuemper didn't file for salary arbitration, which leaves the door open to him signing an offer sheet or holding out into training camp. "Darcy has great potential and played very well in stretches for us [last] season, but at the end of the day I think he's played around 30 games in the NHL," Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said. "Usually this isn't the time to fight for the big contract. We feel Darcy right now is trying to establish himself in the league, and once he does that it'll be a little simpler to come up with terms." It's worth noting that the Wild already have Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding under contract. They obviously want to sign Kuemper too, but as long as at least one of Backstrom and Harding are healthy, the Wild can afford to wait Kuemper out, even if this drags into the regular season.
Jul 31 - 10:03 AM

Darcy Kuemper chose not to file for salary arbitration.

Kuemper is coming off of his entry-level contract. He had a 2.43 GAA and .915 save percentage in 26 games with the Wild in 2013-14. He'll probably end up with a one-way deal.
Jul 6 - 9:30 AM

Darcy Kuemper will dress in Game 6 as Minnesota's backup goaltender.

He suffered an upper-body injury in Game 7 against Colorado during the first round of the playoffs and he hasn't played since. Ilya Bryzgalov will start in Game 6 versus Chicago on Tuesday night.
May 13 - 1:50 PM

Darcy Kuemper (upper body) was on the ice with the Wild Tuesday morning.

Kuemper left Game 7 of the first round due to the injury. He isn't expected to return for Game 3 of Minnesota's series against Chicago.
May 6 - 3:46 PM

There hasn't been a charge in Darcy Kuemper's status after he missed Game 1 of the second round with an upper-body injury.

"He's not ... here," said coach Mike Yeo on Saturday. Kuemper didn't accompany the Wild to Chicago for the start of the series and probably won't be available to play in Game 2 on Sunday either.
May 3 - 4:58 PM

Darcy Kuemper (upper body) didn't make the trip to Chicago with his teammates.

Kuemper was hurt during Game 7 of the Wild's first round series against Colorado. He obviously won't be available for Minnesota's second round opener and should also be considered doubtful for Game 2.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 2 - 3:48 PM

Darcy Kuemper may have hurt his head Wednesday night when he collided behind the net with Colorado's Matt Duchene during the second period.

When Kuemper fell, his head hit defenseman Ryan Suter, but he stayed in the game until late in the third. He missed the last seven games of regular season with a concussion and didn't start in Minnesota's first two playoff contests either. Ilya Bryzgalov finished Game 7 in relief and coach Mike Yeo didn't have an update on Kuemper's status after the contest. Consider him day-to-day for now with an undisclosed ailment.
May 1 - 12:26 PM

Darcy Kuemper stopped 17 of 21 shots in Minnesota's 5-4 overtime win over Colorado in Game 7 of their first round playoff series on Wednesday night.

Thirty-one seconds after Colorado scored their fourth goal, Kuemper had to leave the game with an undisclosed injury. Ilya Bryzgalov replaced Kuemper, but the Wild did not surrender a shot on goal over the final 8:13 of regulation. Bryzgalov's lone save came in overtime, when Paul Stastny's 25-foot wrist shot hit off his shoulder. Stay tuned for an update of Kuemper's injury.
May 1 - 3:15 AM

Darcy Kuemper stopped 21 of 23 shots in Minnesota's 5-2 win over Colorado Monday evening.

Kuemper has been solid in the playoffs so far after he got his chance after Game 2 of the series. He now has a 1.53 goals-against average and .934 save percentage in the postseason and he will definitely start in Game 7 on Wednesday night.
Apr 29 - 3:11 AM

Darcy Kuemper yielded four goals on 35 shots in the Wild's 4-3 overtime loss in Game 5 against the Avalanche on Saturday night.

Kuemper gave up two in the second, one in the third and the final one in overtime. The Wild were 1:14 from holding the advantage in the series. The playoffs are a tough time for any young player to excel, but Kuemper has shown that he gives the Wild a better chance to win than Ilya Bryzgalov. The Wild will look to tie the series at home on Monday, a place where Kuemper thrived; he posted a 1.94 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in 12 home games in the regular season. Kuemper has a 1.40 goals-against average and .940 save percentage in the playoffs.
Apr 27 - 12:51 AM

It should come as no surprise that Darcy Kuemper will get the start in goal Saturday night for Game 5 against the Avalanche.

After his performances this past week, he became the fifth goaltender in the NHL’s expansion era to win his first two playoff starts while allowing only one goal. Kuemper is a rising star. Don't forget about him on draft day next season.
Apr 26 - 1:05 PM

Darcy Kuemper stopped 11 of 12 shots in Minnesota's 2-1 win over Colorado in Game 4 of their first round playoff series.

Kuemper had a pretty easy night because the Avalanche managed to shoot only 12 times on goal. Kuemper has now allowed only one goal in two games for the Wild and he will definitely start in Game 5 also.
Apr 25 - 3:08 AM

Darcy Kuemper registered his first career playoff win Monday as the Wild outlasted Colorado to earn a 1-0 overtime win against the Avalanche.

Kuemper blocked all 22 shots he faced in the win, which was his first start of the series after Ilya Bryzgalov got the nod in Games 1 and 2. There's no doubt about who will be between the pipes for Game 4.
Apr 22 - 1:47 AM

Darcy Kuemper will be between the pipes for the Wild in Game 3 against Colorado.

It will mark his first career playoff start and his first start since Mar. 27. Kuemper had been sidelined with an upper-body injury, which was believed to be a concussion, prior to his return in Game 2. He began the game on the bench as Minnesota's backup, but he ended up coming into the contest in relief after Ilya Bryzgalov was pulled. He stopped all 14 shots he faced.
Apr 21 - 1:14 PM

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All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Matt Cooke
3Jason Zucker
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Jason Pominville
3Charlie Coyle
4Nino Niederreiter
5Stephane Veilleux
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Nate Prosser
7Jonathon Blum
8Christian Folin
G1Niklas Backstrom
2Josh Harding
3Darcy Kuemper