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Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.

NHL Prospects Tournament Day-5 Chicago vs Minnesota Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images

Let’s go over some news and notes:

- The trade deadline is here, and the Wild are entering the day fresh off an awful 4-1 loss to the Blues. Surprise, surprise. [Hockey Wilderness]

- Speaking of the Blues, they will be Minnesota’s opponent in the 2021 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic. [Hockey Wilderness]

- Minnesota will be without Carson Soucy and Luke Kunin for a while as both are recovering from upper-body injuries. [Hockey Wilderness]

Off the trail...

- Big trade! The Capitals acquired Ilya Kovalchuk from the Canadiens for a third-round draft pick. [Japers’ Rink]

- The Lightning decided to go out and sign Zach Bogosian for some strange reason. [Raw Charge]

- The Red Wings traded Mike Green to the Oilers for Kyle Brodziak’s contract and a conditional draft pick. [Winging It In Motown]

- Now that Alex Ovechkin has reached the 700-goal mark, all eyes are now on Wayne Gretzky’s record of 894. [ESPN]

- In case you missed it, the Maple Leafs lost a game to an emergency backup goalie — a 42-year-old Zamboni driver who literally works for the Maple Leafs.

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