Charlie Coyle will return from a knee injury tonight from Minnesota, and he’ll do it on a new-look line. Coyle, who’s played just two games this season, will suit up for the first time in 11 contests on Friday against Montreal, on a unit featuring leading scorer Zach Parise and one of either Justin Fontaine or Dany Heatley. “The guys are excited and anxious to try it out,’’ head coach Mike Yeo told the Minnesota Star-Tribune. “But it’s one thing to do it in practice and another to do it in a game.’’ The Wild, who have been erratic offensively this season, are once again shaking things up at forward in the hope of finding the right line combinations (some argue all the line switching prevents building chemistry, but that’s another discussion for another time.) Mikael Granlund will center Matt Cooke and Jason Pominville, while captain Mikko Koivu will play between Kyle Brodziak and Nino Niederreiter.
After 11-game absence, Coyle returns to Wild lineup tonight
Pro Hockey Talk | Nov 1