Monday, February 4, 2013
New Wild lines
By Tom Carpenter
Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has no time for patience during this condensed and shortened campaign. Proof of that likely will come Monday evening via roster and lineup changes when the 4-3-1 Wild face the Phoenix Coyotes, according to Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune. The Wild called up rookie Charlie Coyle, who will play on the second line and power-play unit Monday, and Yeo may sit the struggling Devin Setoguchi or Mikael Granlund.
"Coyle, 20, will make his NHL debut on the right side of Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Matt Cullen," Russo wrote. "Speedy Torrey Mitchell moved to the third line with Cal Clutterbuck and Kyle Brodziak, while Yeo resisted the 'temptation' to break up the first line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Dany Heatley after a couple of tough games.
"Regardless who among Setoguchi, Granlund, Zenon Konopka and Darroll Powe sits out, Yeo definitely got the attention of Setoguchi and Granlund."
Setoguchi has failed to score at all this season after tallying a career-low 19 goals last season. Granlund is just 20 and still getting his feet wet, but Yeo can only be so patient with the youngster due to the schedule. Granlund has assisted on only two goals in his past seven games.