WILD (1-2-2) at FLAMES (4-3-0)
10 p.m. ET; CBC, FS-N, NHL.TV
The Minnesota Wild will use 11 forwards and seven defenseman against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday after another forward was injured.
Already without forwards Zach Parise (undisclosed), Nino Niederreiter (ankle sprain), Charlie Coyle (fibula fracture) and Mikael Granlund (groin), Minnesota will be without Landon Ferraro who sustained a hip flexor injury in the first period of a 4-3 loss at the Winnipeg Jets on Friday.
Wild goaltender Alex Stalock will make his second start of the season after Devan Dubnyk made 26 saves against Winnipeg.
Mike Smith will make his eighth straight start for Calgary. Smith has a 2.51 goals against average and .930 save percentage, and is second in the NHL in saves (227) and shots against (244). He has played 407 of 420 minutes for Calgary.
Players to watch
Minnesota forward Chris Stewart has seven points (five goals, two assists) during a five-game point streak.
Calgary center Sean Monahan has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his past six games.
They said it
"I feel every team goes through it at one point in the season. If we're going to go through it, let's go through it when we haven't played a lot of games. Hopefully it builds your character on the team. What would help would be a win." -- Wild coach Bruce Boudreau on injury woes
"I think as a whole we know we have a lot more to give. We need to clean up a few things. To get a couple wins early in the season and still stay afloat with things going on, it's big because once we clean it up and play to our potential, we know we can be a powerhouse team." -- Flames forward Curtis Lazar
Wild projected lineup
Jason Zucker -- Mikko Koivu -- Chris Stewart
Marcus Foligno -- Eric Staal -- Tyler Ennis
Zack Mitchell -- Matt Cullen -- Luke Kunin
Joel Eriksson Ek -- Daniel Winnik
Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin -- Matt Dumba
Kyle Quincey - Mike Reilly
Injured: Zach Parise (undisclosed), Nino Niederreiter (ankle), Charlie Coyle (fibula fracture), Mikael Granlund (groin), Landon Ferraro (hip flexor)
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Jaromir Jagr
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Kris Versteeg -- Sam Bennett -- Curtis Lazar
Micheal Ferland -- Freddie Hamilton -- Troy Brouwer
Mark Giordano -- Dougie Hamilton
TJ Brodie -- Travis Hamonic
Brett Kulak -- Michael Stone
Scratched: Matt Stajan, Tanner Glass, Matt Bartkowski
Kulak will make his season debut after being a healthy scratch in the first seven games. … Lazar and Freddie Hamilton will dress in place of Stajan and Glass.
Zucker has two goals and four assists in his past four games. … Jagr has assists in back-to-back games. … Gaudreau has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in his past six games.