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Winnik takes Movember to another level

Wild forward gets fans in on the mustache-growing action

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Daniel Winnik started off the month of "Movember" asking fans which style mustache he should sport. He'll end it asking them to try and wear it even better.

After heading to Heimie's Haberdashery in downtown St. Paul and receiving a Sam Elliott-style duster -- as determined by social media vote -- Nov. 2, Winnik's now challenging Wild fans to grow out their own versions of the same thick, rich upper-lip bristles. The two top Elliott-inspired creations tweeted at @mnwild with the hashtag #InItToWinnik will receive tickets to Friday's game against the Avalanche, a chance to participate in an intermission contest and a postgame meet-and-greet with Winnik himself.

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Red-hot Mitchell confident in latest return to NHL

Recalled from Iowa on Tuesday, Mitchell eager for another crack with Minnesota

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Wild coach Bruce Boudreau has preached accountability in his one-plus seasons behind the bench with Minnesota, and one of those staples is rewarding guys playing well in Iowa.

With the minor-league club in Des Moines playing well, the Minnesota team wanted to reward its most consistent player, forward Zack Mitchell, who has five goals and 11 assists in 11 games with Iowa this season.

Mitchell has points in seven of his past eight games, with five of those games being multi-point efforts. During that stretch he has five goals and 10 assists and is a plus-4.

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Minnesota Wild recalls forward Zack Mitchell from Iowa

Forwards Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin reassigned to Iowa

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Zack Mitchell from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League and reassigned forwards Joel Eriksson Ek (pronounced (JUHL AIR-ihk-suhn EHK) and Luke Kunin (KUNN-nihn) to Iowa.

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Postgame Hat Trick: Devils 4, Wild 3 (OT)

Three takeaways from the Wild's overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils on Monday

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

Wild.com's Dan Myers gives three takeaways from the Wild's 4-3 overtime loss against the New Jersey Devils at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Monday night:

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Wild activates Coyle from LTIR

Team places Parise on LTIR

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild activated forward Charlie Coyle from Long Term Injured Reserve (LTIR) Monday. He has missed the last 16 games after suffering a right fibula fracture Oct. 12 at Chicago.

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From the Rink: Coyle a game-time decision against Devils

Wild forward activated from injured reserve after missing nearly six weeks of action

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- Wild forward Charlie Coyle is inching closer to a return to the lineup after another day on the ice during the team's morning skate before a game with the New Jersey Devils on Monday.

Coyle, who fractured his leg in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks almost six weeks ago, has been a regular on the ice in recent days but has yet to take part in an official practice with the club, something he is expected to do Tuesday.

Still, his presence in the dressing room before other lineup regulars lends to the notion that he is at least a possibility for tonight's game. Wild coach Bruce Boudreau didn't deny it either.

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Photo Blog: Prepping for the Devils

Minnesota hosts New Jersey in a 7 p.m. matchup on Monday

by Katlyn Gambill / Wild.com

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Wild took to the ice at Xcel Energy Center ahead of Monday night's game against the New Jersey Devils. The Wild is looking to get back in the win column against this Eastern Conference opponent. 

Scroll onward for a look at photos from morning skate. 

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Wild Warmup: Minnesota vs. New Jersey

Minnesota aims for continued home success against Eastern Conference foes

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers / Wild.com
The essentials

Who: New Jersey Devils (11-5-3) at Minnesota Wild (9-8-2)

Puck drop: 7:08 p.m. CT

Watch: FOX Sports North Plus, FOX Sports GO

Listen: KFAN 100.3 FM, Wild Radio NetworkWild NHL App

Follow: @mnwild; GameCenter

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Record 28 teams compete in eighth annual USA Hockey Sled Classic

Largest-ever turnout highlights growth of game and its place in Minnesota, U.S.

by Kayleigh Jackson / Wild.com

PLYMOUTH -- Immediately through the doors of the Plymouth Ice Center, a sparkling silver trophy gleamed. The O'Connor Courage Trophy, dubbed by many in the disabled hockey community as the "Stanley Cup of Sled Hockey," sat front and center in the arena's lobby. Players and fans in town for the eighth annual USA Hockey Sled Classic couldn't miss the award if they tried.

Not that they'd try.

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Postgame Hat Trick: Capitals 3, Wild 1

Special teams the defining factor in nation's capital Saturday night

by Kayleigh Jackson / Wild.com

Wild.com's Kayleigh Jackson gives three takeaways from the Wild's 3-1 loss against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night:

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