The Wild are in Nashville to battle the Predators tonight. Minnesota suffered a 5-3 loss to the Blackhawks in Chicago on Tuesday. The defeat dropped the Wild to 11-9-and-2 on the year. Nashville is 9-9-and-5. Tonight’s game starts at 7:00, listen for coverage after high school basketball on 860 AM KNUJ.
The Wild have activated right wing Cal Clutterbuck from injured reserve. He missed six games with a thigh contusion suffered on a hit that gave Edmonton’s Taylor Hall a two-game suspension. Minnesota also placed goaltender Darcy Kuemper on IR with a groin injury. Matt Hackett was recalled from the AHL to serve as Niklas Backstrom’s backup.