Wild goalie Josh Harding shelved one week for MS treatment

Dec. 18, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding, who has multiple sclerosis, was put on the injured reserved list Wednesday to adjust his treatment protocol.

Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher said Harding would be shelved for one week to "make a minor adjustment" in his treatment regimen for MS -- a chronic, unpredictable disorder of the central nervous system.

The 29-year-old goalie, who leads in the NHL in goals against average at 1.51, was diagnosed with MS in November 2012 and missed two months last season due to complications with his medication.

"Josh feels great and he looks forward to rejoining our team for our game in Winnipeg on Dec. 27," Fletcher said.

Despite the disorder, Harding was posted a career year so far, compiling an 18-5-3 record. He ranks second in the NHL in save percentage (.939) and shutouts (3).

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