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Wild equipment flown to Ottawa after fire

Dec. 19, 2009 at 6:21 PM   |   Comments

OTTAWA, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A plane carrying player equipment to replace items destroyed in a fire reached Ottawa in time for the Minnesota Wild's Saturday night game against the Senators.

Minnesota General Manager Chuck Fletcher old reporters the equipment of nine Wild players was destroyed during a freak fire in a shuttle van in Ottawa's Scotiabank Place parking lot following practice Friday afternoon. New skates, gloves and helmets were rushed to the affected players.

Assistant equipment manager Brent Proulx and staffers Matt Benz and Chris Pietrzak-Wegner arrived in Ottawa Saturday morning on the plane that carried the Milwaukee Bucks home after their game at Cleveland Friday night.

"We've got a game to play," Fletcher said following a brief practice. "(Equipment Manager) Tony Dacosta and his staff did a great job and we'll be ready to go."

He added the team also is hampered by a flu bug that affected several players.

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