The Wild will get a big boost tonight as center Matt Cullen will return to the lineup after missing the past six games with a lower body injury.
"I feel really good," said Matt Cullen this morning in Calgary. "It's been awfully tough watching and it will be nice to get back in the fight with the guys."
The Wild have gone 1-4-1 without Cullen in the lineup and have only scored seven goals in the past six games. Cullen brings many different features to the lineup and head coach Mike Yeo is looking forward to having him back.
"He is one of our top penalty killers and well and a power play guy," said Yeo. "All that on top of a veteran presence a guy who has the experience of winning and playing in meaningful games it is a big addition to our group tonight."
Cullen returns at a crucial time as the Wild are battling for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. Minnesota currently sits in the seventh spot in the Western Conference with seven games remaining. The return of Cullen should he...