Michael Russo has covered the National Hockey League since 1995. He has covered the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune since 2005, after 10 years of covering the Florida Panthers for the Sun-Sentinel. He uses “Russo’s Rants” to feed a wide-ranging hockey-centric discussion with readers, and can be heard weekly on KFAN (100.3 FM) radio and seen weekly on Fox Sports North.

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Early Wild practice update

Posted by: Michael Russo under Wild practice Updated: February 8, 2013 - 12:13 PM

The Wild, losers of three in a row and preparing to host Nashville on Saturday night, is back at practice this afternoon in Mendota Heights.

Zach Parise isn't practicing today. Perhaps it's a maintenance day, but I'll get an update after practice.

The lines today:

Bouchard-Koivu-Coyle

Heatley-Granlund-Setoguchi

Cullen-Brodziak-Clutterbuck

Rupp-Konopka-Mitchell

Defensemen:

Suter-Brodin

Stoner-Gilbert

Falk-Prosser

Marco Scandella is the extra playing D with forward Matt Kassian. So it looks like Prosser gets back in after being scratched in six straight.

More later

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