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

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  • As the days count down until their return to the ice, the number of Minnesota Wild players on the NHL’s COVID protocol list is slowly shrinking, with now eight players remaining as of Sunday afternoon.
  • With those players still out, the Wild have been practicing with makeshift lines and some might make their debut on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Elsewhere in the Wild organization, Matt Boldy is still a hot prospect after his stellar performance on the World Junior stage. Currently lighting up Hockey Easy for Boston College, there’s a potential for a closer look in the near future. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • There’s a case to be made for Mikko Koivu’s name to be enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame. [10k Rinks]
  • Marcus Foligno was the first Wild player to go on the COVID protocol list and confirmed that he did test positive while experiencing some symptoms. He opens up about it in this by Michael Russo: [The Athletic]

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