Oilers may be cure for slumping Wild

The Wild are in Edmonton tonight to face the Oilers. Minnesota is in an early-season slump, dropping four of their past five games. Coach Mike Yeo is looking for more punch from his top line.
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The Wild are in Edmonton tonight to face the Oilers. Minnesota is in an early-season slump, dropping four of their past five games. Coach Mike Yeo is looking for more punch from his top line.

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