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Wild recall Zucker and Veilleux for pivotal final game vs. Avalanche

Apr 27, 2013, 9:37 AM EDT

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Minnesota’s embarrassing 6-1 loss to Edmonton last night has sparked the Wild to make some changes for tonight’s potential playoff-clinching games against Colorado.

Michael Russo of The Star Tribune reports the team will recall forwards Jason Zucker and Stephane Veilleux from AHL Houston and sending Jake Dowell and Carson McMillan down.

Zucker provides an offensive upgrade and with Jason Pominville likely still out with a concussion they could use it. Veilleux, meanwhile, is more of an energy player and gives them added speed to their fourth line.

After how badly things went last night for the Wild these adjustments could be viewed as desperate. Considering they just need to beat the lowly Avs, every move made at the end is going to be put under the microscope.

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