With the NHL lockout coming to an end and games returning sooner rather than later, staff reporter Michael Russo takes a look at the Wild's depth chart which indicats coach Mike Yeo’s plans as of the State Fair in late August (pre-lockout):


Minnesota Wild Depth Chart
(Left wing-Center-Right wing)
First line: Zach Parise-Mikko Koivu-Dany Heatley
Second line: Matt Cullen-Mikael Granlund-Devin Setoguchi
Third line: Pierre-Marc Bouchard*-Kyle Brodziak-Cal Clutterbuck
Fourth line: Darroll Powe-Zenon Konopka-Torrey Mitchell
Extra: Matt Kassian
Vying for spots: Stephane Veilleux, Jake Dowell, Jason Zucker, Charlie Coyle, Johan Larsson, Nick Palmieri**, Justin Fontaine, David McIntyre.
First pair: Ryan Suter-Jared Spurgeon
Second pair: Marco Scandella-Tom Gilbert
Third pair: Clayton Stoner-Justin Falk/Nate Prosser
Extra: Falk/Prosser
No. 1: Niklas Backstrom
No. 2: Josh Harding
*Has not been officially cleared to play yet
** Must be signed to NHL deal first