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

2019 NHL Lottery Draft Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images

Let’s go over some news and notes:

- The Wild’s season is over. After four games in their play-in series, the Canucks are moving on and the Wild are headed home. [Hockey Wilderness]

- Why couldn’t the Wild beat Vancouver? There are a lot of reasons, but here are the main ones. [Hockey Wilderness]

- Phase 2 of the draft lottery is tonight, and few other teams deserve the No. 1 pick more than the Wild. [Blueshirt Banter]

Off the trail...

- The Kraken are making history by hiring the NHL’s first black team broadcaster. Cincinnati Cyclones play-by-play announcer Everett Fitzhugh is headed to Seattle! [The Athletic]

- Good news! After a scary injury against the Blue Jackets last week, Jake Muzzin was back on the ice for the Maple Leafs yesterday. [Pension Plan Puppets]

- Unfortunately, Muzzin will have to wait until next season to play again. Columbus is moving on and the Leafs are going home. [The Cannon]

- The matchups are set. Get ready for another crazy week of hockey, folks.

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