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Preseason Preview: Blues at Minnesota Wild(s)

The preseason wraps up with the guys we just beat on Thursday

Most folks don't know this, but Thursday was "Touch a Swede's Head For Good Luck Day".
Most folks don't know this, but Thursday was "Touch a Swede's Head For Good Luck Day".
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The preseason competitions come to a close tonight, with the back half of a home-and-home against the Minnesota Wild. After tonight's game, there will likely be a round of cuts. Therefore, this will be the last chance for some of these players to make their case for sticking with the team.

Thursday's game with the Wild was full of rough stuff, a total of 92 PIMs were handed out to the two teams. Fifty of those were against the squad from Minnesota, and half of those were for one player alone: Joel Rechlicz. Thankfully, he's already been sent down to the AHL. The Wild have already made some cuts, so they are pretty close to their opening night roster. There are a couple of decisions to make yet on D (Prosser will not be playing tonight), but it's very close to a complete roster. Darcy Kuemper will be in net. Tonight's forwards, per MN beat writer Michael Russo:

I haven't seen D combos yet for them.

As for the Blues, it looks like they're preparing for more rough stuff. Primary Face-Puncher Cody Beach has been recalled from the Wolves to (presumably) fill that role. Robby Fabbri is being held out, too, for just general soreness after being fallen upon in Thursday's game. Tonight's goalie will be Brian Elliott.

I haven't seen an "official" lineup for tonight yet.

Below is a twitter feed for selected Team/media/blogger accounts. If anything newsy happens, it'll probably show there first. Hopefully, that will help keep the preview as up-to-date as possible.

The Blues are not broadcasting tonight's game. The only outlet that I'm aware of is a Minnesota radio feed (KFAN 100.3 FM). You can stream them with the I Heart Radio app, or go to the web version HERE.

So, for the Wild (until 11/29) and the various roster cuts, it's "See You Later"

Let's Go Blues!