(St. Paul, MN) -- The Minnesota Wild will welcome Ryan Suter back to the ice for tonight's home game against the New York Islanders.
Suter missed the past two contests with a case of the mumps. Suter says he missed playing with his teammates and is glad he will be back tonight.
The Wild aims to bounce back following a 5-4 loss to the Anaheim Ducks last Friday. In spite of a 14-10-1 record, the 29 points place Minnesota in 10th in the Western Conference standings. The Islanders are the only team in the National Hockey League that has not lost a game in overtime or by shoot-out this season, starting the year at 19-8. The Isles are in fourth place in the Eastern Conference and just one point behind Pittsburgh for the lead in the Metropolitan Division.
The puck is set to drop at 7 pm inside the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.