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Potential lineups for Wild, Blackhawks

Wednesday, 12.14.2011 / 12:53 PM

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

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Potential lineups for Wild, Blackhawks
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Here is what the lineups could look like when the Wild and Blackhawks hit the ice tonight (7:30 p.m. ET, Versus) at the Xcel Energy Center.

WILD
Dany Heatley - Mikko Koivu - Cal Clutterbuck
Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Matt Cullen - Casey Wellman
Darroll Powe - Kyle Brodziak - Nick Johnson
Brad Staubitz - Cody Almond - Colton Gillies
 
Nick Schultz - Mike Lundin
Marco Scandella - Jared Spurgeon
Greg Zanon - Clayton Stoner
 
Niklas Backstrom will start in goal, with Matt Hackett the backup.
 
BLACKHAWKS
Viktor Stalberg - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp - Marcus Kruger - Marian Hossa
Daniel Carcillo - Dave Bolland - Andrew Brunette
Bryan Bickell - Jamal Mayers - Michael Frolik
 
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Nick Leddy
Sami Lepisto - Steve Montador
 
Ray Emery will start in goal, with Corey Crawford the backup.

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