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Wild Warmup: Minnesota vs. Buffalo at Penn State

Wild opens preseason play against the Sabres tonight in State College, Penn.

by Minnesota Wild / @mnwild

Check back throughout the day as the Wild preps for its first preseason clash of 2016-17.

The Wild has touched down in State College, Penn., and, after a short bus ride to Penn State University, is prepping for its inaugural preseason clash of 2016.

Embed - Twitter: Tweet from @mnwild: ������ warmup means it's time for hockey! #mnwild vs. Sabres coming up soon at Penn State.

The matchup is at 6 p.m. against the Buffalo Sabres. The setting is 5,782-seat Pegula Ice Arena, home of the Penn State Nittany Lions. The lineup is a mix of veterans youthful exuberance. Tonight's lines, defensive pairings and starting goaltenders are as follows:


Jason Zucker -- Charlie Coyle -- Chris Stewart

Ryan Carter -- Tyler Graovac -- Alex Tuch

Mario Lucia -- Pat Cannone -- Christoph Bertschy

Nick Saracino -- Grayson Downing -- Kurtis Gabriel

Marco Scandella -- Nate Prosser

Mike Reilly -- Hunter Warner

Nick Seeler -- Matt Dumba

G: Alex Stalock


Evander Kane -- Johan Larsson -- Sam Reinhart

Marcus Foligno -- Zemgus Girgensons -- Brian Gionta

Cole Schneider -- Cal O'Reilly -- Alexander Nylander

Justin Bailey -- Giorgio Estephan -- William Carrier

Josh Gorges -- Casey Nelson

Brendan Guhle -- Justin Falk

Brady Austin -- Erik Burgdoerfer

G: Anders Nilsson

Tweet from @mnwild: �� We're at Penn State! Game is just over two hours away. #mnwild

Listen live to tonight's contest on KFAN 100.3 or via iHeart Radio. Follow along with live stats here.

You can read more about the Wild lineup hereClick here for a game preview discussing Boudreau's new system, which will be on display Monday night.

Earlier Monday, World Cup of Hockey Team USA players Zach Parise and Ryan Suter and Finnish trio Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund and Erik Haula commenced training camp with their Wild teammates. The room was a spirited one after their first official practice with coach Bruce Boudreau.

"Great vibes in the room and a great practice," Parise said after the team's morning workout at Xcel Energy Center. "I'm looking forward to playing for [this coaching staff.]"

Tweet from @mnwild: Granlund: "It's good to be back. It was tiring. It was fun." �� #mnwild

Still waiting on Nino Niederreiter, whose Team Europe squad defeated Sweden on Sunday and will face Canada in the World Cup finals.

Catch up with the Wild players who returned to practice at Xcel Energy Center for the first time since the World Cup.

Head Coach Bruce Boudreau spoke about Parise, Koivu, Suter, Haula and Granlund returning and the pace of today's practice on Wild TV. 

Video: Bruce Boudreau: Training Camp Day 4 

Hear from Ryan Suter, Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu after today's practice. 

Video: Ryan Suter: Training Camp Day 4

Video: Mikael Granlund: Training Camp Day 4

Video: Zach Parise: Training Camp Day 4

Video: Mikko Koivu: Training Camp Day 4 

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