Notes: Demers skated for a second straight day and is "headed in the right direction" after taking a hit to the head against the Detroit Red Wings on March 28, coach Todd McLellan said. Kennedy, who is on injured reserve, also is making good progress. "He's starting to feel pretty good," McLellan said. "I think we'll be able to activate him very quickly here and get him involved." ... The Sharks acquired defenseman Scott Hannan from the Nashville Predators and forward Raffi Torres from the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday, but neither will play against Minnesota. Hannan is recovering from a neck injury and could need another week before he's ready.
Scratched: Justin Falk
Notes: The Wild recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper from Houston of the American Hockey League in the wake of their trade with the Buffalo Sabres for right wing Jason Pominville. Wild backup goaltender Matt Hackett and center Johan Larsson went to Buffalo as part of the deal. With Cullen injured and Pominville not available for the game, Minnesota will suit up 11 forwards. Prosser, a defenseman, will fill in on the fourth line, and Wild coach Mike Yeo said there could be a lot of mixing matching on his lines throughout the game.