SUNDAY'S STORY LINES: There were new and old faces on the ice at the Xcel Energy Center this morning.
Friday, the Wild unloaded unhappy defenseman Marek Zidlicky to New Jersey. In return Minnesota received 30-year-old defenseman Kurtis Foster, 30-year-old forward Stephane Veilleux and 22-year-old forward Nick Palmieri.
All three will be in the lineup tonight vs. San Jose and they are looking forward to new opportunities.
For Foster and Veilleux, Minnesota is a familiar place. Veilleux, Minnesota's 3rd round pick in 2001, played 361 games for the Wild from 2002-2009. Foster played 181 games with the Wild from 2005 to 2009.
Minnesota is Foster's third team this season. He started the season with Anaheim and was traded to New Jersey on December 12th. The defenseman is happy to be back in Minnesota.
"It is a pretty good feeling. You never like to be traded, but when you come to a team like this that you know all the guys, you know the city and know how great the f...