Wild Defenseman Set To Return

The Minnesota Wild are getting a big boost on their backend, as Matt Dumba is set to return to the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dallas Stars. 

Dumba has been sidelined with a lower-body injury and hasn't played since February 12th's game against the Carolina Hurricanes because of it. The Wild have been struggling without him in the lineup, but thankfully, he is finally ready to return to it. 

Dumba has been a key part of the Wild's roster for a while now, and it's still the case this season, too. In 40 games, he has four goals, 16 assists, and a plus-9 rating. Not only has been effective offensively, but he also has been very dependable defensively, too. 

At this point of the campaign, the Wild have a 32-18-3 record and are third in the Central Division. However, the Western Conference is extremely close and one bad stretch of games could make them lose their playoff spot. Keep in mind, the Edmonton Oilers are currently out of the playoffs but only have three fewer points than them. Therefore, Dumba's return is perfect timing for the Wild.

Nevertheless, here's to hoping Dumba stays healthy from here. It's been a rough year for him when it comes to injuries.

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