Pierre-Marc Bouchard is excited to be back on the ice after recovering from another concussion. The Minnesota Wild forward missed the second half of last season because of post-concussion symptoms. Bouchard is on track to play in Saturday's opener against Colorado.
Minnesota Wild officials are expecting a sellout crowd Saturday when the team opens the shortened NHL season. Chief operating officer Matt Majka says strong ticket sales suggest a full house for the game against Colorado. The team also is hosting "Wild Wednesday" tonight, which will feature an intrasquad scrimmage.