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Minnesota Wild vs. Buffalo Sabres - Preseason Game Thread

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Minnesota Wild (3-1-0) vs Buffalo Sabres (1-2-1)

Xcel Energy Center @ 7:00 CDT

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For the Buffalo perspective, check out Die by the Blade

Minnesota Lineup (not the actual lines)
Buffalo Lineup
Veilleux, Koivu, Miettinen
Pouliot, Brunette, Sheppard
Boogaard, Weller, Bouchard
Nolan, Belanger, Kolanos

Scott, Mojzis
Schultz, Burns
Cuma, Reitz


Nothing posted as of yet.


Injury update
Zidlicky -- out, sore ankle
Burns -- cleared
Bouchard -- probable
Bergeron -- broken nose, possible

Sent to Houston:
Ryan Hamilton
Petr Kalus


  1. WIll Gaborik, Koivu and Brunette line up together again? They had flashes last night, and sustained pressure. Hopefully they will gel.
  2. Brent Burns and Pierre-Marc Bouchard finally hit the ice. Will their rust show?
  3. Tyler Cuma. The youngster will likely be headed back to his junior team tomorrow, but it'lll be nice to see the future in action.
  4. The progress of Colton Gillies. Got a goal last night, hopefully he'll continue to build on what has been an excellent preseason. The kid is likely going to make the team, so let's see if he continues to earn that spot.
    First back-to-back games. Tonight is a chance to see if they are up to match fitness.
  5. Benoit Pouliot. He has vanished a bit in shifts, which is his M.O. so far. If he wants to stick around and be the 4th center, he'll need to show Jacques that those ways are behind him.