From what Russo was saying, Harding got put on new meds and is just going through that phase, it takes a while to adjust to them so he's being watched for the time being. Hopefully he'll be back soon, but with MS you never know.
Still no timetable for a return though it sounds like. Poor guy. You've gotta wonder if he'll ever get back to that 1A/1B form he has shown in the past. Obviously health is the most important thing though.
Hockey is a business. Gotta do what's best for the team, and Harding knows that.
Unless of course we don't resign Backs, which would be incredibly stupid. We'd be pretty much ****ed if that happened.
Yeah I'm leaning towards buying out/trading Harding, re-signing Backs for another year (assuming it's a reasonable salary, maybe between $3-4 million), and going into next year with a tandem of Backs and which ever of the big three prospects earns it.
There was one more encouraging note. Goaltender Josh Harding was at Xcel Energy Center Friday, and he looked good. “I had a brief conversation with him,” Yeo said. “And he was feeling very good. His word, actually, was great. And even just looking at him, I think he looks great. So we’ll talk some more about what the plan is going forward.”
Harding has not played since Feb. 7 while trying to get a handle on treatment for multiple sclerosis.