SATURDAY'S STORY LINE: Mike Lundin, who has been a healthy scratch in 16 of the last 20 games will be back in the lineup tonight for the Minnesota Wild, versus Columbus.
"It has been long enough for him and we want to give him a chance here. He has played some really good hockey for us," said coach Mike Yeo.
At different points of the season, injecting a new player into the lineup has provided a spark to the team. Yeo is hoping Lundin's presence can add a spark.
"I think having a veteran guy come in and add a bit of a steadying presence and we have seen at different times when maybe we needed an injection of some energy a different guy coming into the lineup can provide that," noted Yeo.
Lundin, 27, a Minnesota native, signed with the Wild as a free agent in the off-season.
Tonight will be only Lundin's 16th game of the season. Lundin spent the beginning of the season on IR with a back injury and since he has returned from injury he has had a hard time finding a regular spot in...