The Wild practices this afternoon at Xcel Energy Center to prepare for a trip out east, where it will play the Rangers on Tuesday and the Islanders on Thursday.

Defenseman Christian Folin has been recalled from Iowa, where he has three goals and nine assists in 15 games. He has played in 14 games for the Wild this season.

John Scott, who broke into the NHL with the Wild, was the MVP of the All-Star Game, capping quite a weekend for the guy who the league didn't want in the event in the first place.

Youngblood here, covering practice today for Russo, who will meet the team in the Big Apple.

The Wild has some catching up to do, which you can read about in Russo's Sunday Insider.

Will have updates later with news from the 2 p.m. practice ...