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Minnesota hopes to have Parise and Haula in the lineup tonight.

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Tampa Bay Lightning Updates

Couple changes for Tampa Bay Tonight. Ben Bishop will NOT be starting in net, instead its the 21 year-old pup Andrei Vasilevskiy. Vasilevskiy will be making just his ninth appearance this season. He has not made a start since December 15. Ondrej Palat also returns from injury and will skate on the second line.

Minnesota Wild Updates

Zach Parise aggravated the same knee that kept him out of the lineup earlier this season. Parise participated in morning skates the last two days and he is clearly itching to get back on the ice. He also slid back into his role on the PP unit after Marco Scandella briefly held in his absence. My money is Parise plays tonight. For Erik Haula, he has had a seriously of unfortunate events take place against him. Everytime it seems he finds a grove, he either is scratched or injured. We all know he wont be the player that we saw in the playoffs a few years ago, but he has a chance to stretch the ice more while being off the fourth line. Hopefully he's good to go tonight. If not, the Wild did recall a forward from Iowa.

Projected lines

Minnesota Wild

Left Wing


Right Wing

Zach Parise

Mikael Granlund

Jason Pominville

Jason Zucker

Mikko Koivu

Charlie Coyle

Thomas Vanek

Erik Haula

Nino Niederreiter

Chris Porter

Jarret Stoll

Ryan Carter

Left Defensemen

Right Defensemen

Ryan Suter

Jared Spurgeon

Marco Scandella

Jonas Brodin

Nate Prosser

Matt Dumba


Devan Dubnyk (starting)

Niklas Backstrom

Tampa Bay Lightning

Left Wing


Right Wing

Alex Kilhorn

Steven Stamkos

Vatteri Flippula

Ondrej Palat

Tyler Johnson

Nikita Kucherov

J.T. Brown

Cedric Pacquette

Ryan Callahan

Vladislav Namestnikov

Brian Boyle

Erik Condra

Left Defensemen

Right Defensemen

Victor Hedman

Anton Stralman

Matt Carle

Braydon Coburn

Jason Garrison

Andrej Sustr


Andrei Vasilevskiy (starting)

Ben Bishop