Marian Gaborik, Sean Avery and Christopher Higgins will all be out of the lineup tonight vs. the Minnesota Wild. Gaborik tried to go at the morning skate but just didn’t feel right after missing Wednesday’s game against the Islanders. It is still unknown whether he will return Sunday vs. the Bruins at Madison Square Garden. Dane Byers was called up from Hartford and he will join P.A. Parenteau (who scored his first goal wednesday following his own call up) in the starting lineup. Donald Brashear will also return after missing time due to lingering soreness.
Henrik Lundqvist (7-3-1, 2.65 GAA) will get the start in net and will be opposed by Niklas Backstrom (3-7-0, 2.70 GAA) for the Wild.