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Read up on the latest news in hockey with us before the Minnesota Wild face off against the Buffalo Sabres later tonight.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks at Minnesota Wild David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Wild are back after a two day break to play the Buffalo Sabres at 6:00 PM Central Time.

Wild News

Wild recalls Kunin and Rau; assigns Prosser and Brown to Iowa | Star Tribune

Kyle Rau, the former Eden Prairie star and Gophers captain, has a team-leading 14 goals and 16 assists in 45 games at Iowa.”

News of Note

Stecklein’s ‘surreal’ experience with Whitecaps leads to NWHL All-Star captaincy | The Hockey News

“From high school on through college, American Olympian and gold medalist Lee Stecklein has spent her entire career in her home state of Minnesota.”

NWHL Weekend Wrap: Week Fourteen | The Victory Press

“The Buffalo Beauts and Boston Pride came out on top in NWHL action this past weekend, as four of the league’s five teams were in action in league play.”

Jennifer Wakefield’s SDHL season is over | The Ice Garden

“First season in Gävle ends early.”

Off the Trail

The Full Cost | Sportsnet

“More than 13 years after finding himself at the centre of hockey’s most famous hazing incident, Akim Aliu is still fighting for his NHL dreams.”

Hockey Canada uses its own regulations to get seven-year-old kids who were kicked out of their league back on the ice | The Hockey News

“Participation in a so-called outlaw league resulted in three seven-year-old players being kicked out of their league by their local minor hockey association.”

Who wins the NHL’s Western Conference wild-card playoff spots? | ESPN

“It’s a jumbled mess of teams fighting for the two Western Conference wild-card slots.”

Roslovic leads 3 Stars of the Week | NHL Official Site

Jets forward, Flyers goalie Hart, Rangers center Zibanejad earn honors.”

Ovechkin earns place as best NHL Russia-born player, statistics show | NHL Official Site

“Goal-scoring excellence puts Capitals forward ahead of countrymen.”

All Around the Nation

Blackhawks’ Brent Seabrook refutes report he was asked to waive no-movement clause | Second City Hockey

“The defenseman hasn’t thought about waiving his NMC.”

Colorado Avalanche Trade Deadline Primer: The argument to become a buyer | Mile High Hockey

“What if the Avalanche decide to be buyers at the trade deadline?”