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Wild's Kuemper to start in goal in opener

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Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo named Darcy Kuemper the starting goaltender for the season opener Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche, according to the team's official Twitter account.

"Real excited, obviously, I think everyone is," Kuemper told the Wild website. "We need to go out there and do what we can to get the win."

Kuemper was 12-8-4 with a 2.43 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in 26 games as a rookie last season and saw extensive action in their Western Conference First Round series against the Colorado Avalanche before he was injured in Game 7.

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