Nate Prosser D MIN 2 Months
Nate Prosser has worked his back into Minnesota's lineup.
He has appeared in 12 consecutive games since being scratched for three consecutive weeks. Prosser enjoyed a very strong night against Edmonton on Thursday in a 4-1 victory. He logged 20:09 of ice time, had a plus-3 rating and scored the game-winning goal. Prosser has one goal, three assists and 40 blocks in 24 games this season.
Nate Prosser D MIN 5 Months
Nate Prosser is still awaiting his first game action of the 2013-14 season.
"I'm just trying to stay as positive as I can and be ready when my number's called," he said. "Mentally, it can be pretty tough at times. But that's the name of the game. It's the position I'm in, just waiting around for an injury or bad play. And hopefully none of that happens." He played in 17 games with the Wild last season, but has been a healthy scratch for four straight contests this year.
Nate Prosser D MIN Jan 15 '13
The Minnesota Wild will rely more on defensemen Nate Prosser and Justin Falk this season.
Both he and Falk are helped by injuries to Jonas Brodin and Marco Scandella. "We feel [Falk and Prosser] have earned the right to get the first shot with the injuries that we have," GM Chuck Fletcher said. "They're young players that took a big step in their development, and I know our coaches are very comfortable putting them in the lineup. We like our depth on D, and when Scandella and Brodin get healthy, we'll be that much deeper." Prosser had 12 points and 57 penalty minutes in 51 games so he could be drafted late in deep pools.