That’s how the Minnesota Wild are operating as adversity continues to mount during a five-game losing streak.
With captain Jared Spurgeon (lower-body injury), top center Joel Eriksson Ek (upper-body injury), No. 1 goalie Cam Talbot (lower-body injury), and hulking winger Jordan Greenway (COVID protocol) all out of the lineup, the Wild have reached into the minor leagues for reinforcements.
Yes, at long last, top prospects Matt Boldy and Marco Rossi are coming up to the big team.
“Things haven’t gone well obviously as of late, and we thought as a group that we needed an energy boost somehow,” coach Dean Evason said. “We liked our business-like attitude the last two days, and getting some new blood in there feels real good.”
Both players are in line to make their NHL debuts on Thursday night against the Bruins in Boston.
It’s a storybook beginning for Boldy, who grew up in Millis, Mass., about an hour from TD Garden in Boston. He played collegiately at Boston College before turning pro last season.
“It’ll be awesome,” said Boldy, who grew up a Bruins fan and is expecting a long list of family and friends