We're a little over an hour from puck drop tonight. MIke Russo's pre-game blog focused on Matt Cooke’s long-anticipated return from a seven-game suspension. Cooke will skate on the left side of Erik Haula and Justin Fontaine.
“I’ve been ready to go since I haven’t been able to play, so the time is finally here and I just want to go out and battle with my teammates,” Cooke said. “I’ve got a lot of praise for the guys in this room. They’ve done a great job, battling with adversity, up in games, down in games, tough travel. They’ve done a great job and I’m just thankful that I get a chance to go out and play with them again.”
The X is ready for game 4. #MNWild #Blackhawks #iphoneonly
Our Master Tesfatsion says just-drafted Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will get his first taste of Minnesota hockey on Friday night. … Well actually, his first taste of a hockey game.
Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson visited with the 32nd overall pick after his press conference this afternoon and invited him to Game 4 between the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Center. Growing up in Miami, Bridgewater said he’s never been to a hockey game before even with the Florida Panthers in the metropolitan area.
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