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Lineups for Penguins, Wild

Tuesday, 10.18.2011 / 11:53 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

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Lineups for Penguins, Wild
Here's what the lineups for the Penguins and Wild could look like when they meet tonight in Minnesota (7:30 p.m. ET, Versus, TSN2). The Penguins didn't skate today after playing last night in Winnipeg.

PENGUINS
Matt Cooke - Mark Letestu - Arron Asham
Chris Kunitz - Jordan Staal - Pascal Dupuis
James Neal - Richard Park - Steve Sullivan
Steve MacIntyre - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams

Zbynek Michalek - Paul Martin
Deryk Engelland - Kris Letang
Matt Niskanen - Ben Lovejoy

The Penguins called up Brian Strait today, in case Kris Letang is suspended. He has a disciplinary hearing this morning for a hit on the Jets' Alexander Burmistrov last night.

Marc-Andre Fleury could start in goal for the second straight night, with Brent Johnson the backup.

WILD
Devin Setoguchi - Mikko Koivu - Dany Heatley
Guillaume Latendresse - Matt Cullen - Pierre-Marc Bouchard
Colten Gillies - Kyle Brodziak - Cal Clutterbuck
Brad Staubitz - Darroll Powe - Brett Bulmer

Nick Schultz - Marek Zidlicky
Clayton Stoner - Greg Zanon
Marco Scandella - Jared Spurgeon

Nicklas Backstrom will start in goal, with Josh Harding serving as the backup.

The game also marks Wild coach Mike Yeo's first game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Yeo spent five seasons as an assistant coach for the Pens, including working for two seasons under coach Dan Bylsma.

For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.
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