Minnesota Wild Lose Goalie Josh Harding to Serious Knee Injury

Tab BamfordSenior Writer ISeptember 25, 2010

ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 24: Brad Boyes #22 of the St. Louis Blues runs into Josh Harding #37 of the Minnesota Wild during a pre-season game at the Scottrade Center on September 24, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Wild have lost goalie Josh Harding to a torn ACL and MCL.

Harding was carried off the ice Friday night after multiple hits in the Wild's preseason game against the St. Louis Blues. He was taken for an MRI after the game. According to Russo, the team learned of the injury's specific before practice on Saturday morning.

Harding, 26, was 9-12-0 for the Wild last year with a 3.05 goals against average and a .905 save percentage while backing up Niklas Backstrom.