WEDNESDAY'S STORY LINE: There was a new look and new face at the Wild's practice.
It appears rookie Charlie Coyle could start on the top line with Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu. The 20-year-old skated with Parise and Koivu in practice, and Dany Heatley -- who has zero points in the last three games -- was moved to the second line with Matt Cullen and Pierre-Marc Bouchard.
Coach Mike Yeo said there is no guarantee Coyle will play with Koivu and Parise Thursday but that he wanted to see how they looked in practice. His impressions were mixed.
"I thought there were times it looked good," Yeo said. "Times where Charlie looked nervous. This is understandable playing with two guys like that."
Coyle said it was nice to skate with Koivu and Parise, but it is important for him to stick to his game no matter whom he plays with.
"Any position they put me, whatever role they put me in, I am going to play to the best of my ability and just do that," Coyle said. "I am just going to keep playin...