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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 and Michael Keranen were scratched on Tuesday night against the Edmonton Oilers.
The backup goalie carousel continued, meaning it was Kuemper's turn to backup Devan Dubnyk. Keranen meanwhile has yet to skate for the Wild. Feb 24 - 8:58 PM

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Darcy Kuemper will backup Devan Dubnyk on Sunday night versus the Dallas Stars.

Coach Yeo has been rotating backup duties between Kuemper and Niklas Backstrom. But make no mistake, it's Dubnyk's crease until otherwise noted. Kuemper is 13-12-2 with 65 goals against in 29 games this season.
Feb 22 - 7:22 PM

Darcy Kuemper, Michael Keranen, and Stu Bickel will be scratched versus the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night.

In a very real way, each player is merely an extra body at the moment. Dubnyk owns the crease, Keranen is a 25 year old rookie forward from Sweden, and Bickel is a career AHL-NHL tweener. Until noted otherwise Kuemper's value is directly tied to Dubnyk's succes. Keranen had nine goals and 32 points in 52 games for AHL Iowa this season, and Bickel has played just nine games this season. Though he has 46 PIMs in that time.
Feb 20 - 8:42 PM

Darcy Kuemper will backup Devan Dubnyk on Saturday night against Carolina.

Whether or not this is a sign that Kuemper may get the chance to get his starting job back, one cannot say. After all, Dubnyk has been a brick wall during his first dozen starts in State of Hockey. But bear this development in mind as you follow along with the drama. Kuemper is 13-12-2 with 65 goals against in 29 games this season.
Feb 14 - 7:07 PM

Darcy Kuemper will be a healthy scratch on Thursday night against the Florida Panthers.

With Devan Dubnyk suddenly realizing he's more brick wall than man, and Niklas Backstrom healthy enough to serve as a backup, Kuemper and his owners will have to remain patient as Minnesota's front office figures out how they'll proceed. On the season, the 24 year old Kuemper owns a 13-12-2 record with 65 goals against in 29 games.
Feb 12 - 8:01 PM

The Minnesota Wild have recalled Darcy Kuemper from his conditioning stint in the AHL.

Beat writer Michael Russo mentioned that he wouldn't be surprised if Kuemper gets a start on Tuesday. The 24-year-old has seen action in just one NHL game since January 8th. After getting off to a hot start, Kuemper cooled off significantly which forced the Wild to acquire Devan Dubnyk from Arizona.
Feb 8 - 2:21 PM

Darcy Kuemper will make his final AHL conditioning start Saturday against the Marlies.

If all goes well, Kuemper will then be activated for games next week. Kuemper played well with Minnesota's affiliate, Iowa, but he will return to a backup role behind the red hot Devan Dubnyk when he rejoins the Wild.
Feb 7 - 1:02 PM

Darcy Kuemper is expected to rejoin Minnesota in the next few days.

He has played in three games for Iowa during his conditioning stint and he posted a 28-save shutout against Adirondack on Wednesday. Coach Mike Yeo hasn't decided how he will handle three goaltenders on the roster yet.
Feb 5 - 7:01 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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