Coyle played right wing on the team's top line the past five games, but did not have any points, had six shots on goal and was a minus-1.
Despite those numbers, Wild coach Mike Yeo said he was happy with how Coyle performed.
"I think that this is a guy who is going to contribute and help us be a better hockey team for a long time," Yeo said. "Right now we have a lot of guys but he's proven that he's capable of coming in and doing a really good job for us.
"Obviously, we have a healthy group here and we want to give [Pierre-Marc Bouchard] a chance to respond tonight. It's probably as much timing and numbers as anything else because he's done a very good job. But at the same time, we have some guys here that we know what they're capable of, so let's give them a chance to go do it."