The day before the Minnesota Wild opens the preseason, the Lighthouse learned the lineup for tomorrow’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota will use tomorrow’s game as an audition for youngsters and give a few new veterans a chance to acclimatize to the club’s systems and surroundings.
Here are the forward lines for tomorrow’s game:
Stephane Veilleux – Kyle Brodziak – Torrey Mitchell
Jason Zucker – Mikael Granlund – Justin Fontaine
Matt Cooke – Charlie Coyle – Nino Niederreiter
Jake Dowell – David Steckel – Carson McMillan
Keith Ballard – Mathew Dumba
Marco Scandella – Nate Prosser
Brian Connelly – Jonathon Blum
Niklas Backstrom will start in goal with Darcy Kuemper backing him up. We’ll have more updates after Head Coach Mike Yeo’s media availability.