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Jarret Stoll changes sides when the Rangers come to town. The only question is, who sits? Also, Duby returns to the cage.

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Despite the re-emergence of Darcy Kuemper, Devan Dubnyk will return to the net and attempt to shake off the rust at home against the New York Rangers.  Dubnyk hasn't played since Dec. 5th, when he tweaked his groin.  The Wild have been able to ease him back due Kuemper's solid play, but have decided it is time for his return.  They face a Rangers team coming off a road win against the Oilers, who had been on a nice run.  It will be a good test against the Rangers, who have defied #FancyStats by struggling with possession metrics but having success in the standings.  The Wild should be riding high from their 6 G total and 3 PPG outburst against Vancouver, and trying to develop that outburst into a trend.

Michael Russo opines that Jarret Stoll makes his debut against the team that waived him, forcing someone out of the lineup.  The fourth line had a fantastic game against Vancouver as the players asserted themselves to maintain their place in the lineup, so it will be interesting to see which player is headed to the press box, and also how that impacts Charlie Coyle.  Chances are Yeo will juggle the healthy scratches on the bottom line over several games and see what clicks.  The team has also now earned protection should any of the starting lineup be injured, as they will also have Tyler Graovac available for the first recall.

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