Wild’s Suter, Yeo clear the air, now on ‘same page’

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter told reporters on Tuesday that all is fine between himself and coach Mike Yeo.
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One day after voicing his displeasure with a new defensive pairing, Minnesota Wild blue-liner Ryan Suter told reporters that all is fine between himself and coach Mike Yeo.

"We’re obviously on the same page," the 30-year-old Suter told the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Tuesday. "It’s a story that shouldn’t even be a story. I think the heat of the practice yesterday, I was just saying stuff I probably shouldn’t have said. … It’s not really news to me anymore."

Suter vented his frustration following a spirited practice on Monday, openly taking issue with the coaches’ decision to pair him with fellow left-shot defenseman Jonas Brodin.

Yeo, who told reporters he was not bothered by Suter’s comments, confirmed the pairing for Tuesday’s tilt versus the Central Division-rival Chicago Blackhawks.

Minnesota is 1-4-2 in its last seven contests.

(h/t Minneapolis Star Tribune)