Minnesota Wild activated goaltender Josh Harding off injured reserve Monday and then placed him on waivers.

Harding had 18 wins and a 1.65 goals-against average in 29 appearances last season, but didn't play after Dec. 31 because of issues with the medication he takes to fight multiple sclerosis.

Harding was expected to battle for the No. 1 goaltending job in training camp, but fractured his foot in an off-ice incident with another player and was suspended by the team.

The 30-year-old is 60-59-11 with a 2.45 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 151 games for the Wild.

Harding was selected by the Wild in the second round (No. 38) of the 2002 draft.