Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/19/11
The Minnesota Wild embark on a very important three-game road trip through Western Canada, and it starts tonight in Vancouver against the hated Canucks. The Wild have been hit hard lately by the injury bug, but they will welcome back one of those key players tonight as Pierre-Marc Bouchard returns to the line-up.Bouchard has 5 goals and 13 assists for 18 points so far this season, and he also plays a key role on the team's top power-play unit at the point. Head coach Mike Yeo spoke this morning about the value of Bouchard to his team. "Well, you look at the guys we have out right now and it's not just the high number of players but the talent level we're missing," the coach noted. "Butch (Bouchard) has terrific skills with the puck and that is something we have really missed lately."Bouchard was playing so well when he got hurt, probably his best hockey of the season. So we are excited to get him back out there and see if he can pick up where he left off." Bouchard will likely skate...
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