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Vinni Lettieri activated; Wild lines for return from break

Forward has missed the last 15 games.

The Wild activated forward Vinni Lettieri from injured reserve on Tuesday.

Lettieri, 29, has missed the last 15 games with a lower-body injury and was placed on injured reserve on Jan. 2. In 19 games for the Wild this season, Lettieri, the grandson of Lou Nanne, has three goals and an assist.

The Wild are set to play the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night, with puck drop slated for 8:52 p.m. CT. 

The expected line combinations are: 

  1. Kaprizov-Hartman-Zuccarello 
  2. Johansson-Eriksson Ek-Boldy 
  3. Foligno-Rossi-Gaudreau 
  4. Duhaime-Lucchini-Beckman/Lettieri

Filip Gustavasson will get the start in goal for Minnesota. 

Vinni Lettieri shoots

Minnesota Wild center Vinni Lettieri (10) shoots against the Boston Bruins in the second period at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Dec. 23, 2023.