Yeo hoping Clutterbuck sparks top line

Wild head coach Mike Yeo is doing everything he can to help his team become more potent on the offensive end. His latest move puts Cal Clutterbuck on the top line with Dany Heatley and Mikko Koivu. Yeo hopes Clutterbuck's physical play will create space, and ultimately create more goals.
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Wild head coach Mike Yeo is doing everything he can to help his team become more potent on the offensive end. His latest move puts Cal Clutterbuck on the top line with Dany Heatley and Mikko Koivu. Yeo hopes Clutterbuck's physical play will create space, and ultimately create more goals.

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Wild hope to get top line going against Penguins

The NHL season is young, but Minnesota's top line is sputtering a bit. Going into tonight's game against Pittsburgh, Dany Heatley, Mikko Koivu and Devin Setoguchi have totaled just three goals so far for the Wild. In the last two games, they've gone without a point.

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Koivu's return may scramble Wild lines

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An undisclosed injury kept forward Cal Clutterbuck out of the Wild's 7-1 loss to Colorado Tuesday, and he missed Wednesday's practice because he still wasn't feeling well. His status for Thursday's game in Phoenix is unknown, but head coach Mike Yeo says Clutterbuck will be monitored "very closely."

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Cal Clutterbuck's left hook was aimed at his Canucks nemesis, Maxim Lapierre. And it landed right on the face. Of Darren Gibbs. He's the linesman. Oops. Coach Mike Yeo doubts there will be a suspension, since the punch was not intended for the official.

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