Josh Harding G MIN 5 Days

Harding was assigned to AHL Iowa after clearing waivers Tuesday, but he does not plan to report, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Wild still own Harding's rights after he passed thorough waivers without being claimed, but it does not seem he is thrilled about playing in the AHL. Harding's next step is uncertain at some point, but he and the Wild will need to find some sort of resolution before he plays again.

Josh Harding G MIN 5 Days

Harding cleared waivers Tuesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

Harding posted a sparkling 1.66 GAA last season, but with him starting just 29 games over the last two seasons and coming off a team-imposed suspension, no other team was willing to take a chance on him. He will report to AHL Iowa and figures to see plenty of action.

Josh Harding G MIN 6 Days

The Wild activated Harding (foot) off of IR on Monday, and placed him on waivers.

Harding's suspension is over, but he's still working his way back from a foot injury, so he'll head to AHL Iowa after clearing waivers to get some game experience.

Josh Harding G MIN 13 Days

Harding (foot) is getting close to returning, Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Harding skated on his own Monday morning, and should be nearing a return. When he gets back, he'll likely be relegated to a backup role behind Darcy Kuemper, who has played well this season.

Josh Harding G MIN 21 Days

Harding (broken foot) has started taking shots before practices, but the Wild don't have a timetable for his return, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "It's almost like he's just starting his summer routine, so how much time does he need to get his conditioning, to get his wind, to get his strength back and to get his movements back and how will the foot impact that?" GM Chuck Fletcher told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "So there's still lots of questions."

Harding broke his right foot in September from kicking a wall after an off-ice altercation with a teammate and was later suspended by the team. He'll likely need a minor league rehab assignment before he's ready to return. It was originally thought he wouldn't return until late November or December.

Josh Harding G MIN 2 Months

Harding (broken foot) has been suspended by the Wild since he suffered a broken right foot while kicking a wall after an off-ice altercation with a teammate, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He won't be paid a prorated portion of his $2.1 million salary and he won't count against the Wild's salary cap while suspended. Harding is expected to miss at least two to three months with the broken foot and it's assumed his suspension will end when healthy.

Josh Harding G MIN 2 Months

Harding broke his right foot while kicking a wall after an off-ice altercation with a teammate and is expected to miss at least two or three months, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

The Star Tribune also suggests it's possible the Wild could suspend Harding for his accident. The Wild suspended forward James Sheppard for an off-ice ATV accident in 2012 that resulted in a season-ending knee injury. Even without the injury, Harding's battles with multiple sclerosis have limited him to just 34 regular season games the past two years, and now combined with the ankle injury, mean he can't be counted on to play many games in the 2014-15 season.

Josh Harding G MIN 2 Months

Harding has been ruled out indefinitely with a fractured right foot sustained in an off-ice incident Sept. 14.

Harding will fortunately be able to avoid surgery on the foot, but the injury more than likely dashes his chances of playing in the Wild's season opener. More details surrounding the nature of Harding's injury should become available in the coming days, but expect his stock to fall considerably in drafts as the season approaches. Harding already came with plenty of built-in health risk due to his complications with multiple sclerosis that have prematurely ended each of his last two seasons, so the injury only further damages his standing. Look for either Niklas Backstrom, Darcy Kuemper or perhaps a currently unsigned goalie to compete for No. 1 duties in training camp.

Josh Harding G MIN 2 Months

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher categorized the foot and ankle injury that Harding sustained earlier this week as "not short term," Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

The Wild are only ruling Harding out for the start of the team's training camp for now, but it seems a likely bet that he won't be available for the team's Oct. 9 regular-season opener against the Avalanche. The injury puts the Wild in a bit of a bind, as Niklas Backstrom will enter camp as the team's only NHL-ready goalie, with Darcy Kuemper continuing to negotiate a new contract with the Wild. Once healthy, Harding figures to factor into the mix for No. 1 duties, but the missed action during training camp may prove damaging to his chances.

Josh Harding G MIN 2 Months

Harding has been sidelined by an ankle injury, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Harding was set to enter training camp at full health after missing the second half of last season due to a change in his medication for multiple sclerosis, but it appears the snake-bitten goalie has been dealt another setback. The team won't have an update on Harding's expected timetable until he visits with the team's orthopedic surgeon Wednesday, but it's generally believed that he will miss the beginning of training camp, if not longer. Harding was in the midst of a sensational season prior to succumbing to another complication from MS last December, and was thought to be a frontrunner to claim the No. 1 goalie job in camp. If he ends up missing the start of the regular season, either Darcy Kuemper or Niklas Backstrom would be called upon to assume starting duties.