Wild announce crucial health update

He's missed a large chunk of time.



It was a rotten time to suffer a broken foot, but that was the unfortunate reality for Minnesota Wild forward Vinni Lettieri after blocking a shot against the Winnipeg Jets on December 30.

He's missed the last 15 games, and thought he recently returned to practice at the end of last month, he wasn't quite able to return to action. However, that's no longer the case. According to the Wild, Lettieri has been activated from injured reserve and he'll be available to play tonight against the basement-dwelling Chicago Blackhawks at United Center in the Windy City. 

It was a homecoming of sorts for Lettieri over the summer when he signed with the Wild, as he originally played collegiate hockey with the University of Minnesota. 

He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Rangers in 2017; four years later, he would agree to a new deal with the Anaheim Ducks; eventually, his career path would take him to the Boston Bruins.

In 102 career NHL games, he's scored 10 goals with 12 assists. In the 19 games that he's appeared in with the Wild in his first season in Minnesota, he's scored three goals with an assist. 

The Wild take on the Blackhawks tonight from United Center starting at 9:30 PM EST. 

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