Wild's Harding exits Game 4

Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding left Game 4 of his team's Western Conference quarterfinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks with a lower-body injury.

Harding got hurt late in the first period while sprawling out to make a save on Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews. Toews landed awkwardly on the goaltender's left leg.

Harding finished out the period, stopping five of six shots before being replaced by rookie Darcy Kuemper.

The Wild continue to play without goaltender Niklas Backstrom, who suffered a lower-body injury during warmups prior to Game 1.