Blackhawks vs. Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center, 7 p.m. Thursday
TV: Comcast SportsNet
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Radio: WGN-AM 720
The skinny: The Wild is 18-7-2 at home but banged up. Zach Parise (lower body), goalie Josh Harding (illness), Mikko Koivu (ankle surgery) and Jared Spurgeon (lower body) are out. Goalie Niklas Backstrom is questionable with a lower-body injury. Backup Antti Raanta starts for the Hawks.
Next: Winnipeg Jets at the United Center, 6 p.m. Sunday
-- Tim Sassone