The Minnesota Wild has just a 6 p.m. tilt at the Pittsburgh Penguins standing between it and the All-Star break. And before the team took flight for Pittsburgh, it practiced in its new practice facility for the first time.
I'll have a more detailed story on that later on, but I just wanted to throw up a quick blog with an iPhone photo I took (I tried, OK?) and some random bits from practice.
Everyone was present and accounted for Wednesday at TRIA Rink at Treasure Island Center except winger Nino Niederreiter. He's out with a lower-body injury until after the All-Star break. The Wild's next game after that is Tuesday at the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Here were the lines:
Jason Zucker, Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund
Daniel Winnik, Eric Staal, Zach Parise
Kyle Rau, Charlie Coyle, Joel Eriksson Ek
Marcus Foligno, Matt Cullen, Tyler Ennis/Chris Stewart
D-pairs were the usual, they lowkey never change.
Enjoy some videos below. Sarah will be out in Pittsburgh for the game. I'll catch y'all at the Vegas game before the Super Bowl.