Sidney Crosby's been out 28 games, and all the Penguins have achieved in his absence is to put up the NHL's very best record. But he's been close to returning for a while, he accompanied the team on the three-game Western trip and ... well, we'll see.
The Penguins beat the Wild, 7-4, up in St. Paul way back on Oct. 12, on a Patric Hornqvist hat trick. I covered that one. It hasn't exactly gone great for Minnesota since then, including the current 1-4-1 slide in which a single goal's been scored in each of those four regulation losses.
The home team will hit the ice here at 10:30 a.m., and the visitors will have an optional an hour later. Faceoff is at 7:08 p.m.. Taylor Haase, Dave Molinari and I will be here all day.