Devin Setoguchi has never been asked to play this many minutes in a game before.

However, having traded their best defenceman in order to acquire the Taber native, the Minnesota Wild are going to try and get the most out of the former 30-goal scorer.

"I averaged about 14, 14-and-a-half minutes a game in San Jose for five years," Setoguchi said. "Higher minutes means for higher responsibilities. You have to be quicker on your shifts, you can't extend them, if you're going to be out there 20-plus minutes, you have to keep your shifts quick. It's just another adjustment, but so far it's been working out well.

"It comes down to everything, fitness, nutrition and just taking care of yourself. The more minutes you play the more tired you're going to be and the more recovery you're going to need."