GRAND MILESTONE

• Eric Staal, 32, will be the 311th NHL player (22nd active) to play in 1,000 NHL games.

• Since 2003, he is second in the NHL in shots (3,239), third in games, eighth in goals (348), ninth in points (834), ninth in shorthanded goals (17), 12th in power play goals (108) and 14th in assists (486).

• Others who played their 1,000th game wearing Wild sweaters are Matt Cooke (March 11, 2014), Matt Cullen (Jan. 10, 2012), Andrew Brunette (Feb. 1, 2011) and Keith Carney (Feb. 24, 2008).

• Gordie Howe (1,767) is the NHL’s leader in games played and Jaromir Jagr (1,696) is the active leader. Seventeen players have appeared in more than 1,500 games.