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Wild announce Opening Night roster

The only thing left to do is play some damn hockey.

Minnesota Wild v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Just a few days before the Minnesota Wild’s season opener on Friday against the Anaheim Ducks, the team announced its roster for the first little stretch of games at least.

The Wild are opting to go with a roster of just 22, instead of the allotted 23, keeping one extra forward and one extra defenseman just in case of injury or rotation in the lineup dependent on their opponent. In the process of finalizing their choice of players, they have also designated the injured Matt Boldy as an “injured non-roster player.”

The full roster for your approval:


Nico Sturm, Joel Eriksson Ek, Rem Pitlick, Marcus Foligno, Jordan Greenway, Brandon Duhaime, Kevin Fiala, Nick Bjugstad, Mats Zuccarello, Ryan Hartman, Victor Rask, Frederick Gaudreau, Kirill Kaprizov


Jon Merrill, Jordie Benn, Matt Dumba, Jonas Brodin, Dmitry Kulikov, Jared Spurgeon, Alex Goligoski


Cam Talbot, Kaapo Kahkonen

Stay tuned here at Hockey Wilderness for all the coverage as the Wild start their season this weekend — Anaheim Ducks on Friday and Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. We’re already 2-0!