Here are some news and notes heading into tonight's games:
- Pavol Demitra (leg) is in the line up tonight for the Wild.
- Pierre-Marc Bouchard (flu) will return to the team's line up tonight.
- Jean-Sebastien Gigure (head) is out tonight for the Ducks.
- Ryan Getzlaf (shoulder) is also out for Anaheim.
- Erik Ersberg will start in between the pipes tonight for Los Angeles.
- Scott Thornton (upper-body) is out tonight for the Kings.
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