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Wild Warmup: Minnesota at Winnipeg

Wild to bring young lineup north to face Jets in second of back-to-back exhibitions on Wednesday

by Dan Myers @mnwildscribe /
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Who: Minnesota Wild at Winnipeg Jets

Puck drop: 7:08 p.m. CT

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ST. PAUL -- The Wild continues its exhibition schedule on Wednesday night when it travels north and faces the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place.

The game marks Minnesota's first road contest of the preseason.

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The Wild opened the exhibition slate with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday night. Ryan Hartman scored the goal for Minnesota and goaltender Alex Stalock made 19 saves.

Neither player is expected in the lineup for the Wild, which dressed a more veteran-laden group for the home game. Minnesota is expected to bring a much younger team to Winnipeg, as Joel Eriksson Ek, Luke Kunin and Jordan Greenway are among those expected to make their preseason debuts. 

Forwards Victor Rask, Nico Sturm, J.T. Brown and Gerry Mayhew are among those battling for NHL jobs that are also expected to play in the game. 

On defense, Nick Seeler and Brad Hunt headline a group of blueliners that will also have Louie Belpedio, Matt Bartkowski and Hunter Warner.

Kaapo Kahkonen and Mat Robson will be Minnesota's traveling goaltenders.

Winnipeg is expected to ice a roster with several of its staples, including Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Josh Morrissey. Laurent Brossoit and Mikhail Berdin will dress in goal. 

The Jets were blanked 2-0 in Edmonton in their preseason opener on Monday night.

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