|Wild get Demitra back from injury after 0-3-1 slump without him|
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|Thursday, 01 November 2007 11:19|
Demitra missed the last four games with the injury, the same condition that kept Marian Gaborik - his partner on Minnesota's top line - out of the last two games. Gaborik was expected to play against the Blues.
Goalie Niklas Backstrom has also missed the last two games with a strained groin. Emergency goalie Nolan Schaefer was reassigned along with forward Cal Clutterbuck to the minors Thursday. Forward Benoit Pouliot was recalled from the Wild's AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros.
The Wild were beaten three times in regulation and once in a shootout during Demitra's four-game absence after starting a league-best 7-0-1.