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02-12-2013, 01:47 PM
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I believe he felt "off" over the summer, which is what caused him to go to the doctor in the first place. Hopefully it's just a matter of getting his meds squared away, or he's a little run down, or something.
Wow, kind of eerie.

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“Josh hasn’t been feeling great the last few days and we’ve asked to Josh to be honest with us and let us know when he doesn’t feel that he’s 100 percent,” Fletcher said. “He just feels a little bit off. What he’s going through right now, he’s dealing with some medications. There’s a lot of trial and error. Every situation is different. The doctors advised us of this a few weeks ago that eventually we will get to the right spot where the medication works and his body adapts to it.

“It’s not a one size fits all solution unfortunately. Every case is different, so we’re going to get there. We’re very optimistic about that, but right now, he feels a little off. I give him credit. It’s against a hockey player’s nature to come in and say he doesn’t feel he can do it. He feels down a little bit about it, but we really support him and I give him a lot of credit for coming forward and giving us this information. It’s in his best interest and our team’s best interest to do this.”

“It’s hard to predict the future,” Fletcher said. “But we’ve been told that any MS patient in the early stages after the diagnosis, there’s a lot of trial and error in terms of which medication works. Every case is different and we’ve been told it could take a little bit of time to get the right course of treatment. We’re very confident we’ll get there, but there could be some ups and downs along the way. He’s been battling through. He’s practicing today. He’s continuing to battle through, but we just have to do what’s in his interest and our team’s interest. The good thing is we have lots of depth. We have good players here, we have good players in Houston. We’re here to support Josh. He’s a great teammate and everybody in the room’s behind him.”
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Why Kuemper and not Matt Hackett? Fletcher said, “He’s been the best goalie in the American league the last month. He deserves to be here.”

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02-12-2013, 01:52 PM
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Hey, Canuck fan here, don't normally talk on other teams boards out of respect, but just wanted to say I hope josh ends up ok. Good luck to you guys tonight, lets all just hope for an entertaining game.

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What are the rules on getting Harding time in the AHL to get himself inline medically and physically?

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Welcome Blizzard! Good to hear some insight. Most of us were rooting for Harding even before the MS, he's just a great person. Hopefully he's just getting adjusted to meds and the right mix and will be back on his feet. Well, he's still skating so that's good.

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What are the rules on getting Harding time in the AHL to get himself inline medically and physically?
Not sure, he'd have to be on long term IR I think, then petition for a rehab stint, certainly not if he's out a couple weeks though. Wild could potentially expose him to waivers and send him down, but I don't think that's a good idea, just wait and see.

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#mnwild Josh Harding says he knew there would be "bumps in the road." Says he's "100%" positive he'll be able to continue to be #nhl goalie
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Hey, Canuck fan here, don't normally talk on other teams boards out of respect, but just wanted to say I hope josh ends up ok. Good luck to you guys tonight, lets all just hope for an entertaining game.

Good Luck to you guys as well and thank you for the kind words for Josh. He's a fan favorite and we all hope he can feel right again soon.

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Sucks to hear but this type of thing was to be expected ever since we heard the diagnosis. Hopefully he can find something that works for him.

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Just curious and to change the subject a bit...anyone know when/if Kuemper will get any time?

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Just curious and to change the subject a bit...anyone know when/if Kuemper will get any time?
Supposedly tonight.

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Just curious and to change the subject a bit...anyone know when/if Kuemper will get any time?
Good chance he starts tonight.

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Thanks!! I'm excited! I didn't realize how big he is!!

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He would have played more games if everything was ok. Hope he finds the right dosages, mixtures and balance.

Get well and come back soon.

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I think one thing you'll find with MS, for those that don't know, are that it can work as a plateau system. You get worse, then for a long (or short period) you feel the same. This gives you the illusion that your symptoms are gone, but in reality its just that the deterioration has stopped for now. After that, they'll be another decline by another plateau period.

It can be really frustrating. You think it's all done and it's as bad as you can get, and then bam, it gets worse.

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Thanks!! I'm excited! I didn't realize how big he is!!
That's what she said!

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I have a very bad feeling about this. :-/

I know Montel Williams has MS and you would never know it but the guy suffers with pain daily and has other symptoms that while you don't outwardly see, are still there.

I have a sick feeling that Harding might be done and I hope I am totally overreacting and wrong. If this horrible scenario does take place, I hope he immediately gets hired within the organization. He's never leaving us!

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Best wishes to Hards as he fights through this. Hopefully this will be an opporunity for him to learn more about what he's up against.

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even if he's found a leveling off point--a plateau, as mentioned above--he might be effectively done. He did the right thing in bowing out tonight, and you hate to see it but the team is pushed up to the limit with contracts and cap, and can we carry a guy who may or may not feel "off" randomly...Can we count on him being there if Backs is sore or injured or just exhausted? Every goalie must feel "off" every now and again just like a normal human and play through it, but i'm guessing Josh's "off" is severely understated in this news.

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One of my favorite NHL players. Hope all the best, battle through it Hardsie

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I hope and pray for Harding that this is not the end for him yet. He's been way to honest with the Wild thus far to not believe him when says he can still play in this league. I certainly hope so for his own sake!

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Why make this subject my first post? Because my wife has MS and was diagnosed 5 years ago shortly after we arrived in Seattle which is known for specialists in the field as the Northwest is a hot bed for MS cases.

Here is what i can share from my point of view.

Josh Hardings diagnosis should not have to mean the end to his career but because he has been so recently diagnosed there will likely be moments such as this while the drs try different medications or different amounts. MS is about maintenance now which is a far cry from even 10-15 years ago. Every individual is different however so there is no generic treatement that works across the board for everyone. Once they do hit on the proper medication and amounts Josh should be able to continue his career just as my wife has hers but and this is the big but for a professional athlete, he may be fine for a year..two..even more and then the situation can change which means tinkering with medication again.

I would imagine that as soon as the team gets back home Josh will get with his specialists and a brain scan will be done immediately to see if there has been any change since his last scan and they will adjust medication according to how he his feeling and the scan. This next scan is vital though since it is coming on the heels of what sounds like an attack and the main purpose of meds in treating MS is to lengthen the amount of time in between attacks. When attacks happen they can do irreparable damage that may allow a person to function normally but would certainly be damaging to a professional athlete.

Josh may need some time before he is "right" and while the medications get worked out but i believe that will happen for him just as it happened for my wife and so many others.

Being Wild fans and a family with MS the Hards story got our attention right away. We would have already been pulling for him but now our support goes well beyond just that of him being a goalie for our hometown team.
Very good post.

One thing that's going to be tough to deal with for Josh will be balance. Even a very minor MS attack will cause the sufferer's balance to be noticeably affected, even if they are not in much physical discomfort. Out of curiosity, has there been any noticeable balance issues with Josh in his recent outings from a spectators point of view?

Wishing him the best.

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