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Wild Vs. Canucks: Northwest Division Matchup Has High Stakes

For more on the Minnesota Wild, check out Hockey Wilderness. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NHL hub at SBNation.com/NHL.

The Minnesota Wild travels to Vancouver tonight for a critical game within the Northwest Division, The Canucks have moved ahead of the Wild by three points due to Minnesota's recent swoon, thus making tonight a big game if Minnesota is going to move back in front. Minnesota's Hockey Wilderness says that some good news is finally comeing for the Wild with the activation of a few key players:

Good news out of Wild camp today as the team heads to Vancouver and Calgary. They have activated Devin Setoguchi and Casey Wellman from the injured reserve list, and as a result, reassigned Matt Kassian back to the Houston Aeros.

Having Setoguchi back immediately makes the team better, as the Wild now have a top six forward and top power play unti guy back on the ice who is certainly not afraid to shoot the puck.

For more on the Minnesota Wild, check out Hockey Wilderness. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NHL hub at SBNation.com/NHL.

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