A six-game winning streak has moved Minnesota to within six points of Winnipeg in the Central Division. The Wild, who defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-3 at home Monday, have three games in hand on the Jets. Winnipeg holds the first Western Conference wild-card berth into the Stanley Cup Playoffs and ended a six-game losing streak (0-4-2) with a 5-3 home win against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
The Wild did not have a morning skate after an early-morning arrival in Winnipeg; however, they did make two roster changes Tuesday.
Left wings Ryan Carter and Jason Zucker were placed on injured reserve after they sustained upper-body injuries against Vancouver. To replace them the Wild recalled defenseman Stu Bickel and forward Brett Sutter from Iowa of the American Hockey League. Sutter has three assists in five NHL games this season.
Right wing Justin Fontaine, who has not played since Jan. 29, could dress and fill one of the forward roles.