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Minnesota Wild @ Columbus Blue Jackets

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Columbus Blue Jackets (0-1-0) vs Minnesota Wild (0-0-0)

Nationwide Arena @ 6:00

Television: None Local, try for a feed
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Tonight's lines:

Minnesota Wild

Columbus Blue Jackets

Veilleux - Sheppard - Weller
Boogaard - Kolanos - Clutterbuck
Gillies - Pouliot - Gaborik
Bouchard - Belanger - Nolan

Falk - Johnsson
Scott - Burns
Schultz - Skoula


Huselius, MacDonald, Boll
Chimera, Novotny, Pineault
Nash, Umberger, Voracek
MacKenzie, Malhotra, Filatov

Russell, Hejda
Matvichuk, Rome
Tyutin, Backman



Neither Josh Harding nor Marek Zidlicky are on this trip. Harding has a scratched cornea. He'll be re-evaluated on Sunday. Zidlicky is still hampered by a sore leg and will miss the next two games.

Let's welcome Justin Falk into the Wild fold.

From Russo's Rants

Justin Falk will make his pro debut. Exciting day for the pride of Snowflake, Manitoba. One second he’s a junior player, the next second, he’s got an NHL contract in his pocket and is playing in a Wild uni.

Wild signed 2007 fourth-round pick Justin Falk to an entry-level deal today. He’ll go to Houston but play tonight - his pro debut. He got three years, $1.575 million plus a $200,000 signing bonus. He’ll make $65,000, $60,000, $55,000 in the minors.