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Preseason Game 4: Stars Vs Wild (7:30 PM CDT)

Roope Hintz in an unexpected place in the lineup, Greg Pateryn returns to the AAC for the first time since signing with Minnesota in the summer.

St Louis Blues v Dallas Stars Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

It’s the second of three preseason games at the American Airlines Center tonight. Dallas will not have top center Tyler Seguin in the lineup as he remains “nicked up”. It’s not something overly concerning, but in the preseason game, there’s no reason to push a guy through something minor in a game that ultimately doesn’t count for anything – you want him ready to go for opening night.

In his absence, Roope Hintz gets a chance to play a more offensive role. It’ll be interesting to see how he does with players the quality of Jamie Benn and Alexander Radulov with him. The second line tonight is one that could be what the Stars roll out on opening night, as is the third line. Fourth line decisions are still raging, of course – and likely will until the last preseason game is played.

On the other side of the ice, the Minnesota Wild will be looking for their first preseason victory.

Dallas Lineup

Jamie Benn – Roope Hintz – Alexander Radulov
Mattias JanmarkJason SpezzaValeri Nichushkin
Blake ComeauRadek FaksaTyler Pitlick
Deni Gurianov – Jason DickinsonMichael Mersch

Esa LindellJohn Klingberg
Marc MethotMiro Heiskanen
Dillon HeatheringtonJoel Hanley

Khudobin will play the full game tonight.

Minnesota Lineup

Here’s the expected roster playing tonight for the Wild.

Charlie Coyle, Matt Read, Joel Eriksson Ek, Matt Hendricks, Marcus Foligno, Jordan Greenway, Eric Fehr, Mike Liambas, Kyle Rau, Sam Anas, J.T. Brown, Justin Kloos

Ryan Murphy, Greg Pateryn, Nick Seeler, Nate Prosser, Matt Bartkowski, Carson Saucy

Devan Dubnyk with the start, Alex Stalock backing him up.

Listen in!

The Wild have a radio broadcast of the game tonight here.