It’s going to be an interesting afternoon in St. Paul. The Minnesota Wild will be debuting new head coach Dean Evason, taking over after the team relieved Bruce Boudreau of his coaching duties.
That’s far from the only drama, as on the other side of the ice, the Sharks are EK-less, in both the 9 and 65 versions. Evander Kane has been suspended for three games, while Erik Karlsson is ending his season early after suffering a broken thumb in last night’s victory over the Winnipeg Jets.
Sure, why not? Jones in net and everything else is ♂️ pic.twitter.com/wiwZ6NLZS5— Fear the Fin (@fearthefin) February 15, 2020
Expected Scratches: Jake Middleton
Injured Reserve: Joel Kellman (lower body), Logan Couture (fractured ankle), Tomas Hertl (knee), Dalton Prout (upper body), Erik Karlsson (broken thumb)
Suspended: Evander Kane
WILD (via NHL.com)
Zach Parise — Eric Staal — Kevin Fiala
Alex Galchenyuk — Luke Kunin — Mats Zuccarello
Marcus Foligno — Joel Eriksson Ek — Jordan Greenway
Ryan Donato — Mikko Koivu — Ryan Hartman
Ryan Suter — Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin — Matt Dumba
Carson Soucy — Greg Pateryn
Expected Scratches: Victor Rask, Brad Hunt
Injured Reserve: None
Where to Watch
Puck drop from Xcel Energy Center is at 2 PT/5 ET. Tonight’s broadcast will be available on NBC Sports California in the Bay Area and on Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin in the opponents’ market. Streaming will be available on NHLtv. The radio call will be on 98.5 KFOX or available to stream through the Sharks + SAP Center app.