|Suter’s former defensive partner with the Preds is Norris Trophy finalist, Shea Weber. The blueliner has three goals and nine assists on the season.
Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne is 8-3-1 with a 2.20 goals against average, a .917 save percentage and three shutouts in 13 games (11 starts) against the Wild.
|Tonight at Bridgestone Arena is McDonald's Family Four Pack/Fellowship Night.
The Wild will wear its WHITE sweaters tonight.
|Devin Setoguchi has a five-game point streak (2-4=6), his longest since a five-game streak with San Jose Feb. 19-March 1, 2011 (6-2=8). He has 12 points (5-7=12) and two game-winning goals this the season, including 10 points (5-5=10) in 12 games since his first goal of the year on Feb. 9 versus Nashville.
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|Clutterbuck’s return shakes things up a bit:
Parise – Koivu – Coyle
Zucker – Cullen – Setoguchi
Heatley – Brodziak – Clutterbuck
Mitchell – Konopka – Rupp
The blue line will remain unchanged:
Suter – Brodin
Spurgeon – Stoner
Falk – Gilbert
Backstrom is 19-2-4 all-time in games after being pulled (non-injury), posting a 1.94 GAA and .932 SV% in those contests.
|We know what Clutter brings to the table. He’s a guy that’s extremely difficult to play against. When a guy like Clutter is on the ice it’s a different story.
- Yeo on Clutterbucks return to the lineup
|Forwards Mikael Granlund and Pierre-Marc Bouchard and defenseman Nate Prosser are expected to be tonight’s healthy scratches.
Goaltenders Josh Harding (treatment for multiple sclerosis) and Darcy Kuemper (lower body) are both on Injured Reserve and did not travel with the team.
|Nashville’s assistant coach Lane Lambert finished an 18-year playing career with the Houston Aeros in 2000-01.||Minnesota starts its fifth of nine sets of back-to-back games this season, having gone 4-0-0 in the first contest of consecutive games. Saturday’s game also marks the fifth time the Wild faces an opponent who is playing for the second consecutive day – the Wild is 2-1-1 in those contests this season.|
|Wild at Nashville will be broadcast locally in high definition on FOX Sports North with a start time at 7:00 p.m. The game can be heard on KFAN 100.3 FM or online at Wild.com.
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