(KMSP) - After years of doing Minnesota Wild color commentary Fox Sports North's Mike Greenlay knows the team pretty well.
But Monday at practice, he got a bit closer perspective.
Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau gave the veterans a day off practice. With Devan Dubnyk gone for the day, it meant the Wild only had one goalie at practice. But the Wild didn't have to go too far to find a replacement.
Greenlay threw the pads on for a day and took reps at goalie. Greenlay played goalie in the minor leagues and had a short stint with the Edmonton Oilers in the 1989-1990 season.
But despite filling in, Boudreau says Greenlay's starting chances aren't looking good.
"Not unless we take a time capsule and go way back," said Boudreau.
#MNWild got a helping hand from @PulledGoalie during this morning's practice. Any chance he gets signed? Bruce Boudreau said not unless we get in a time capsule and go "way back." pic.twitter.com/Z4bsyOJ86P— FOX 9 Sports (@Fox9Sports) February 12, 2018