As for who will play for the home team, it’s not looking too pretty aside from the hot prospects.
Fiala - Hartman - Zuccarello
Foligno - Rossi - Boldy
Dewar - Sturm - Gaudreau
Rau - Rask - Pitlick
Benn - Dumba
Merrill - Kulikov
Mermis - Addison
Kaapo Kahkonen is going to be in between the pipes.
Alex Goligoski was a late addition to the COVID protocol list, joining Brandon Duhaime and Jordan Greenway.
#mnwild also say Alex Goligoski, who spoke to the media this morning, won’t play due to COVID-19. So Dakota Mermis will draw in. No Spurgeon, Brodin or Goligoski on the blue line. What a mess— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) January 8, 2022
In addition to the COVID players, Jared Spurgeon and Joel Eriksson Ek should be back before the month ends. But that’s it for the good news. Jonas Brodin and Kirill Kaprizov will be out for at least this week, and potentially long-term.
Anyways, join us in the comments to talk about Boldy and Rossi playing together.