The Wild are heading to Dallas after morning skates Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center for a 7:30 p.m. preseason game with the Stars. You can listen on KFAN, 100.3 FM.

Assistant coach John Anderson said he's looking for "obviously, a win" down in the Lone Star state.

"I thought we played really decent for most of the game, but what happened was, once we got down, we started getting out of the things we like to do as a team," Anderson said of the 5-1 loss at Colorado on Sunday. "Kind of like making long passes. We don’t like that. We don’t like trying to do it all on our own, and that can happen. That can happen to a team. But hopefully we learn from it, get a little angry, get a little grump on tonight and try to make up for it."

This game will also be a pivotal one for many roster hopefuls. There's currently 37 players battling for spots on the 23-man squad.

"Well, I pointed that out," Anderson said. "We’re in the dressing room, nobody wants to talk about the elephant in the room, right? I said, ‘Look, here it is: You have to make every shift count.’ And hopefully, they take my advice, and we’ll see what happens. Maybe we’ll have another signing, another surprise. But let’s hope that happens tonight."

The surprise Anderson is referring to is defenseman Brennan Menell, who earned a three-year entry level contract Tuesday. More from him in the notebook coming at you later Tuesday.

Also, Zach Parise and Matt Cullen skated with the non-game players Tuesday morning. Anderson said they both looked "really good."

Here's who is traveling to Dallas from the Wild:

32 Alex Stalock G
35 Niklas Svedberg G
4 Mike Reilly D
6 Ryan Murphy D
14 Joel Eriksson Ek C
16 Jason Zucker LW
18 Cal O'Reilly C
19 Luke Kunin C
21 Ryan Malone LW
22 Nino Niederreiter RW
23 Gustav Olofsson D
24 Matt Dumba D
26 Daniel Winnik LW
27 Kyle Quincey D
28 Alex Grant D
39 Kurtis Gabriel RW
41 Landon Ferraro RW
42 Pat Cannone C
47 Christoph Bertschy RW
59 Zack Mitchell C
60 Carson Soucy D

And for Dallas: 

Ben Bishop
Kari Lehtonen
John Klingberg
Jamie Oleksiak
Julius Honka
Mattias Janmark
Jason Dickinson
Devin Shore
Tyler Pitlick
Antoine Roussel
Esa Lindell
Roope Hintz
Brett Ritchie
Stephen Johns
Greg Pateryn
Remi Elie
Gemel Smith
Alexander Radulov
Jason Spezza
Tyler Seguin

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