Josh Harding RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wild G Josh Harding expected to retire

    CBS Sports "Following a season in which he appeared in just two games -- both in the American Hockey League -- Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding is expected to retire from hockey according to a report from Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune. It will be an unfortunate end to a promising career that was cut..." May 12

  • Four teams should try to claim Wild’s Harding

    Sportsnet "Josh Harding should never make it to Iowa. When the Minnesota Wild activated the 30-year-old goaltender from injured reserve Monday and immediately placed him on waivers, no doubt some of the front offices in the 14 teams below the Wild in the standings took notice. An off-ice incident in..." November 18

  • Josh Harding waived; hopefully he gets another shot?

    Sporting News "Josh Harding is far from a sure thing and was deemed expendable by the Minnesota Wild. His situation is far from uncomplicated. Still, there are reasons to think — or hope — that the 30-year-old will play again. Minnesota waived Harding on Monday, the same day he was activated from I.R.; he..." November 17

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Josh Harding is off suspension for the #mnwild and will be placed on waivers at 11, the Wild announce

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    MIN G Josh Harding's off-ice injury is significant, likely to be out months as opposed to weeks. On crutches/in a boot. Tough break.

  • Sources: Wild goaltender Josh Harding sidelined by ankle injury

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Training camp hasn’t started and the Wild already has serious goaltending issues. Josh Harding, looking to resurrect himself after missing last season’s second half because of complications from multiple sclerosis, has been sidelined by an ankle injury, multiple sources said Tuesday. The..." September 17

  • Harding returns to join Wild goalie carousel

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With steam rising from his soaking wet undershirt, Josh Harding walked in front of a Wild backdrop at Johnny’s Ice House, the Chicago Blackhawks’ practice facility, and said, “I need an oxygen tank.” Harding was the Wild’s first-half MVP, but the goalie hasn’t played since Dec. 31 because of..." April 03

  • Josh Harding back at the rink, back on the ice

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Josh Harding, who still technically leads the NHL with a 1.65 goals-against average and is second with a .933 save percentage, took the ice at Xcel Energy Center this morning for the first time since January. Harding, who hasn’t started since Dec. 31 because of the effects of multiple..." March 11

  • With each passing day, Josh Harding's return less likely

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Wild are still hoping Josh Harding will be back this season, but with only 23 games remaining when Minnesota resumes play Feb. 27, it becomes less likely each day. Harding was not at practice Wednesday when the Wild returned from their Olympic hiatus with a practice at Braemar Arena in..." February 20

  • Wild missing Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding from practice

    Fox Sports "The Minnesota Wild approached Monday's practice with three goaltenders on the ice, as they've had for much of the past week. Only Niklas Backstrom and Josh Harding weren't part of the trio. Minnesota called in a pair of practice goaltenders to complement Darcy Kuemper on Monday. Kuemper will..." January 20

  • Harding returns to Wild practice, says illness was out of his control

    Fox Sports "Josh Harding's return to the Minnesota Wild is still uncertain, but he returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since going on injured reserve Jan. 6 because of an illness. Harding, who leads the NHL with a 1.65 goals-against average and is second with a .933 save percentage, has been..." January 14

  • Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding placed on injured reserve

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Good Monday morning to you. Blogging quickly from my iPhone because I've been informed there will be no Internet on my brand new 737-900 to LA. What is this, 2005???? If that changes in the air, I'll come back in here and make more detailed. I have no update on Mikko Koivu's injury, but..." January 06

  • Wild goalie Harding sidelined for MS treatment adjustment

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Soon after the Wild touched down in Pittsburgh late Wednesday afternoon to begin a three-game road trip Thursday, the team announced that goaltender Josh Harding wasn’t on the flight. Harding, the Wild’s rock through the first 36 games and maybe the NHL’s biggest surprise this season, was..." December 19

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Harding's injury is the same he had before the back to back games vs Chicago; spasms in hamstring area; day to day #mnwild

  • Wild goalie Harding's MRI comes back normal "An MRI given to Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding (lower body) on Sunday came back normal. Harding will be reevaluated and if he believes he can handle pain, the hope is he will meet the team to back up Niklas Backstrom on Monday against the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center. The..." November 25

  • Josh Harding named NHL's Third Star of Week; Darcy Kuemper recalled

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As speculated in today's paper, the Wild did indeed flip backup goalies this morning. With Niklas Backstrom sidelined with a concussion, Johan Gustafsson was reassigned to AHL Iowa and Darcy Kuemper recalled for the two-game road trip to Montreal and Ottawa (actually a four-game trip, but the..." November 18

  • Scrivens, Seguin, Harding named 'Stars' of week "Los Angeles Kings goaltender Ben Scrivens, Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin and Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 17. FIRST STAR – BEN SCRIVENS, G, LOS ANGELES KINGS Scrivens went 3-0-1 with a 0.66 goals-against average,..." November 18

  • Fontaine, Harding lift Minnesota to 2-0 win over Nashville

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Justin Fontaine scored the winning goal at the end of the second period shortly after being moved up to the top line. He scored on a rebound off a Clayton Stoner shot. Jason Pominville added an empty-netter. Josh Harding was excellent again in net stopping 16 shots and recording his first..." October 23

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Harding to start for #mnwild tonight

  • Wild goalies Nik Backstrom, Josh Harding resume healthy competition

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "It didn't hit Josh Harding until Thursday morning midway through the Wild's morning practice. Harding was talking with goalie coach Bob Mason and Niklas Backstrom when it dawned on them how long the three have been together. Mason is entering his 12th season with the Wild Harding his ninth and..." September 27

  • Wild goaltender Josh Harding wins Masterton Trophy

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Josh Harding has been playing hockey since he was 4. So as hard as the news was when he learned he had multiple sclerosis, the thought of giving up the sport didn't cross his mind. On Friday, as part of the NHL's awards ceremony, Harding was named winner of the Bill Masterton Memorial..." June 15

  • Crosby, Harding, McQuaid finalists for Masterton "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid have been named finalists for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to "the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance,..." May 14

  • Minnesota Wild goalies playing musical chairs in net

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "When Matt Cullen won the Stanley Cup with Carolina in 2006, the Hurricanes lost their starting goalie before the team played its first road game in the playoffs. They got "spanked," Cullen said, in Games 1 and 2. The starter, Martin Gerber, was sick and had played poorly. So they turned to..." May 09

  • Wild's Harding leaves game after one period "Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding left Game 4 of his team's Western Conference Quarterfinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks with a lower-body injury. With 4:23 remaining in the first period, Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews attacked the Wild net with the puck. After going forehand to..." May 08

  • Wild suddenly find themselves all-in with Josh Harding

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Zach Parise stopped next to Josh Harding a few minutes before the puck dropped in the Wild's first playoff game in five years, and only a few minutes after Harding learned he would be starting. Parise wanted to share a few words with the goalie before his first start since January. "It's..." May 02

  • Wild's Harding stays on task with Game 2 in Chicago on deck

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Whether he wants to be or not — and he doesn’t — Josh Harding continued to be a major story around hockey Wednesday, one day after being called upon at the last second to play goalie for the Wild in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Harding, making his first career playoff start and first NHL..." May 02

  • Harding fills in amazingly for injured Backstrom

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Scoreboards don’t grade on a curve. We can. We can recognize that while Josh Harding will go down as the losing goaltender in the Wild’s 2-1 loss to Chicago at the United Center on Tuesday night, he was the most remarkable player on the ice. Three months since his last NHL start, at the..." May 01

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Niklas Backstrom injured in warmups (with video), Josh Harding starting vs. Hawks #mnwild…

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