Wild summon defenseman Kris Fredheim for NHL debut

The Minnesota Wild have called up defenseman Kris Fredheim

(FRED-haym) to make his NHL debut.

The Wild brought the 24-year-old Fredheim up from their AHL

affiliate in Houston so he could play Thursday against Colorado.

Fredheim led Houston with a plus-7 rating in 15 games.

Defenseman Marek Zidlicky suffered a concussion Tuesday at

Columbus and won’t play Thursday. Defenseman Marco Scandella has a

concussion and has missed the last two games. Guillaume Latendresse

was placed on injured reserve Wednesday due to a concussion that

has kept him out of the last three games.

Coach Mike Yeo said Zidlicky, Scandella and Latendresse are all

day to day. Scandella is the closest to coming back.

Also, injured defensemen Greg Zanon (groin) and Mike Lundin

(back) have been skating and nearing a return.