The Minnesota Wild will not hold a morning skate at Xcel Energy Center today, so the lineup won’t be known until this afternoon. Jed Ortmeyer has been recalled from Houston and would be available tonight against the Phoenix Coyotes. Jarod Palmer has been placed on injured reserve due to his upper body injury.
Two players – one forward and one defenseman – will have to come out of the lineup as healthy scratches. Last game, Mike Lundin and Colton Gillies sat out. Mike Yeo might want to get those players in the lineup so they’re not sitting out an extended time, but who comes out is a question.
Matt Kassian could come out if the Wild feels extra muscle isn’t needed against the Coyotes.