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Wild Lineup Against Pittsburgh; Crosby Expected To Make Debut

by Mike Doyle / Minnesota Wild


In its fourth game of the preseason, the Minnesota Wild hosts the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow night at Xcel Energy Center.

Reigning NHL MVP Sidney Crosby is expected to make his preseason debut for the Penguins after missing the start of training camp with an undisclosed injury.

For Minnesota, Thomas Vanek is expected to make his home debut tomorrow. He returns to the lineup after being considered day-to-day with soreness.

Zach Parise took a maintenance day and didn’t practice on Sunday. He’s set to play tomorrow.

Goaltender Darcy Keumper is set to play the full game in net.

Here’s the Wild’s expected lineup. Wild Head Coach Mike Yeo will have to make a decision on the fourth line:

Forwards

Zach PariseMikael GranlundJason Pominville

Thomas VanekMikko KoivuCharlie Coyle

Matt CookeKyle BrodziakJordan Schroeder

Michael KeranenStephane VeilleuxCody AlmondZack Phillips

Defensemen

Ryan SuterJonas Brodin

Marco ScandellaChristian Folin

Stu BickelMatt Dumba

Goaltenders

Darcy Kuemper

Ilya Bryzgalov

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