GOLDEN KNIGHTS (28-21-8) at WILD (26-23-6)
8 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV
Alex Galchenyuk will debut with the Minnesota Wild when they play the Vegas Golden Knights at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday.
The Wild acquired the forward, defenseman prospect Calen Addison and a first-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft or 2021 NHL Draft in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Jason Zucker on Monday.
Minnesota is 6-3-0 in its past nine games and is five points behind the Winnipeg Jets for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.
Center William Karlsson will return for Vegas after missing eight games with an upper-body injury. The Golden Knights are 3-1-1 in their past five games after going 1-5-1 in their previous seven.
Players to watch
Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchessault has seven points (three goals, four assists) in his past seven games.
Wild forward Kevin Fiala has seven points (four goals, three assists) during a four-game point streak.
They said it
"They're a really hard-working bunch of guys. They have one line of size and strength and a bunch of small forwards who play heavy. … We [have to] play to our game, play our tempo, play our pace and play as much in the offensive zone as possible." -- Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch
"I think we're in that situation right now where we've got to win or there might be more (trades) happening. For us, as best as possible, you don't think about that. You just play and play our best and try to win the games." -- Wild forward Zach Parise
Golden Knights projected lineup
Jonathan Marchessault -- Paul Stastny -- Reilly Smith
Max Pacioretty -- Chandler Stephenson -- Mark Stone
Cody Eakin -- William Karlsson -- Alex Tuch
William Carrier -- Tomas Nosek -- Ryan Reaves
Brayden McNabb -- Nate Schmidt
Nick Holden -- Shea Theodore
Jon Merrill -- Zach Whitecloud
Scratched: Deryk Engelland
Wild projected lineup
Zach Parise -- Eric Staal -- Kevin Fiala
Alex Galchenyuk -- Luke Kunin -- Mats Zuccarello
Marcus Foligno -- Joel Eriksson Ek -- Jordan Greenway
Ryan Donato -- Mikko Koivu -- Ryan Hartman
Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin -- Matt Dumba
Carson Soucy -- Brad Hunt
Scratched: Victor Rask, Greg Pateryn
The Golden Knights reassigned forward Nicolas Roy to Chicago of the American Hockey League on Monday. … Galchenyuk did not arrive in time for the morning skate.
Theodore has 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in his past nine games. … Parise has eight points (six goals, two assists) in his past 10 games and is one assist from 400 in the NHL.