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Jason Pominville has been ruled out of tonight’s opening game of the Wild’s Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks by coach Mike Yeo.

The Wild left Minnesota yesterday completely confident Pominville would play after practicing yesterday. But Pominville, who missed the regular season’s final two games after being elbowed in the head by Dustin Brown, woke up not feeling well today, I hear. Zenon Konopka will enter the lineup in Pominville's spot.

Source: Michael Russo 04/30/13, 3:10 pm EST

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The Wild should get a much-needed boost for Game 1 of its first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks with the return of right winger Jason Pominville.

Pominville, who missed the final two regular-season games after being elbowed in the head by Los Angeles captain Dustin Brown last Tuesday, returned to practice Monday and traveled with the team to Chicago. While coach Mike Yeo wouldn’t definitively say Pominville would return, all signs point to it. Pominville returned to his line with Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Kyle Brodziak, was reinserted on the No. 1 power-play unit and even practiced 5-on-3 situations.

Source: Michael Russo 04/30/13, 6:57 am EST

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Wild forward Jason Pominville, who missed the last two games of the regular season with a head injury, was back in practice this morning and back on his line with Kyle Brodziak and Pierre-Marc Bouchard.

Coach Mike Yeo didn't say definitively if he will be available for Game 1, ... but he's obviously returning, which will deepen the Wild's lines against a Chicago team that isn't afraid to roll four. "[Pominville] looked good in practice today," said Yeo. "He's a big part of our team in a lot of areas. The offenisve threat that he is, smart player, plays in all situations for us, and as much as anything else, the experience that he has in the playoffs and his leadership, obviously he's a big part of our team."

Source: Michael Russo 04/29/13, 1:11 pm EST

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Official word from #mnwild is Pominville is day to day with upper body injury; too early to say on callup; update after Thurs practice

Pominville took a hard elbow to the head from Dustin Brown in the second period last night and did not return. The WIld do not play until Friday so we'll have to wait and see how Pominville progresses in the next few days.

Source: Michael Russo 04/24/13, 8:21 am EST

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The Wild has acquired Buffalo Sabre's forward Jason Pominville and Buffalo's fourth-round draft pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for goaltender Matt Hackett, forward Johan Larsson and the Wild's 2013 first-round draft pick and a second-round pick in 2014.

This is the update from what I previously posted. The Wild also get a 2014 fourth-round pick and give up a 2013 first-round pick and 2014 second-round pick.

Source: Mike Doyle 04/3/13, 1:19 pm EST

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The Minnesota Wild have acquired Jason Pominville from the Buffalo Sabres for goaltender Matt Hackett and Johan Larsson.

Pominville is in his ninth season in the NHL, all of which have been spent with Buffalo. He was Buffalo's captain and is a good player in both zones. He has 10 goals and 15 assists in 37 games this season. He will be surrounded by a better supporting cast in Minnesota than he was in Buffalo which should boost his fantasy value.

Source: Michael Russo 04/3/13, 11:04 am EST

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No Pominville at morning skate; Kassian skating on line with Vanek & Roy - ^ks

Pominville did not skate this morning but coach Lindy Ruff is confident he will play tonight. In his first year as team captain, the Repentigny, Quebec native has 12 goals and 39 points through 38 games. Expect him to play on the top line and top PP unit.

Source: @SabresDotCom 01/3/12, 6:36 am EST

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Jason Pominville and Derek Roy both said they are 100 percent physically and ready to start full workouts with the team on Saturday.

Prior to last season, Pominville was one of the healthiest skaters in hockey. Following two unpreventable injuries, Pominville should be able to re-establish himself on a stronger Sabres team. Expect another 20+ goal season from the dependable winger.

Source: Sabres Edge 09/12/11, 1:18 pm EST

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As far as if he'll be able to skate in training camp in a week he said, "No, I don't see why there would be any issue. I have to be cleared by the doctors, but I think it's just a formality. I feel fine, I can do everything I used to be able to do whether it's in the gym or outside in my workouts I feel good."

Prior to last season, Pominville was one of the healthiest skaters in hockey. Following two unpreventable injuries, Pominville should be able to re-establish himself on a stronger Sabres team. Expect another 20-goal season from the dependable winger.

Source: WGR 550 09/8/11, 10:08 am EST

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