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Wild moving on: NHL approves realignment plan

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It's a done deal.

The Wild will move to into a new conference next season with Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, Dallas, Colorado and Winnipeg.

The NHL Board of Governors approved the move today, a week after the players union had OK'd the move.

According to the Wild's official website, the realignment plan creates two eight-team divisions in the Eastern Conference and two seven-team divisions in the Western Conference. The names of the divisions will be decided at a later date.

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