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Bouchard will take Zucker's spot in Wild lineup

Thursday, 03.14.2013 / 1:54 PM

By Dan Myers - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Bouchard will take Zucker's spot in Wild lineup

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Pierre-Marc Bouchard has been a healthy scratch each of the previous three games for the Minnesota Wild, but he will re-enter the lineup Thursday in place of injured Jason Zucker.

Zucker, who was hit in the head by Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry on Tuesday, will accompany the Wild on its three-game road trip beginning this weekend against the Colorado Avalanche. Zucker skated for the second straight day Thursday and has reported no problems so far.

For the Avalanche, veteran Milan Hejduk will return to the lineup after missing five games with a stiff neck.

Colorado's Semyon Varlamov and Minnesota's Niklas Backstrom are the expected starters in net.

Here are the projected lineups for the game Thursday at Xcel Energy Center:

AVALANCHE

Gabriel Landeskog - Paul Stastny - Milan Hejduk

Jamie McGinn - Matt Duchene - PA Parenteau

John Mitchell - Ryan O'Reilly - David Jones

Cody McLeod - Chuck Kobasew - Patrick Bordeleau

Ryan Wilson - Erik Johnson

Matt Hunwick - Greg Zanon

Jan Hejda - Shane O'Brien

Semyon Varlamov

Jean-Sebastien Giguere

Scratched: Mark Olver, Ryan O'Byrne

Injured: Steve Downie (knee)

WILD

Zach Parise - Mikko Koivu - Charlie Coyle

Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Matt Cullen - Devin Setoguchi

Dany Heatley - Kyle Brodziak - Cal Clutterbuck

Mike Rupp - Zenon Konopka - Torrey Mitchell

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin

Justin Falk - Tom Gilbert

Clayton Stoner - Jared Spurgeon

Niklas Backstrom

Matt Hackett

Scratched: Nate Prosser, Brett Clark

Injured: Jason Zucker (upper body), Josh Harding (illness)

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