Minnesota Wild vs. Ottawa Senators: Game Preview

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Hello, Wilderness!

After having thumped the Nashville Predators on the back end of a back-to-back, your Minnesota Wild are now back home for a little homestand, starting off with the Ottawa Senators.

The Sens are 6-2-2 in their last 10, and 9-8-4 away from Canadian Tire Centre. On the other hand, the Wild are now 5-5-0 in their last 10, which is a vast improvement from what it has been for them lately.

The last time the Wild and Senators met, it was in Ottawa at Canadian Tire Centre, and it ended up being a 4-3 win for the Wild.

Here's the latest news and notes from Michael Russo and Chad Graff:

from @russosstrib: "Josh Harding taking part in morning skate. Still no practices yet, so this is just continued steps toward return", "Hearing Zach Parise skated this morning with assistant coach Darby Hendrickson", "Harding is feeling better and just looks forward to getting reps in so he's jokingly not the "weak link" when he returns"

from @ChadGraff: "Zach Parise skated alone for this first time today since his injury. Yeo: "We can't predict what that means."", Josh Harding spoke to the media for the first time since going on IR. Said the timing couldn't have been worse with how well he was playing."

Here's what you can expect for tonight's lineups:

(from wild.com)
The lineup will remain the same:

Heatley-Coyle-Zucker

Niederreiter-Granlund-Pominville

Cooke-Brodziak-Fontaine

Mitchell-Haula-Veilleux


If there are no changes on the blue line:

Suter-Brodin

Scandella-Prosser

Stoner-Blum

Between the Pipes: Kuemper (this will be his first time facing the Sens)

Tonight's game will be broadcast on it's usual mediums, FSN and 100.3 KFAN, at 7 PM.

Enjoy the game tonight, Wilderness!

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