January 25, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Vancouver Canucks goalie Cory Schneider (35) blocks a shot against the Anaheim Ducks during the second period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Canucks to Start Schneider Against New Look Wild


The Vancouver Canucks will start goaltender Cory Schneider against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night ending a streak of four consecutive starts for Roberto Luongo.

The Canucks are not expected to make any other changes to their lineup, but we may see new line combinations. The Canucks finished with the following line combinations on Monday against the Edmonton Oilers:

Daniel SedinHenrik SedinAlexandre Burrows
Mason RaymondJordan SchroederJannik Hansen
Chris HigginsMaxim LapierreZack Kassian
Aaron VolpattiManny MalhotraDale Weise

Dan HamhuisAlexander Edler
Jason GarrisonKevin Bieksa
Keith BallardChris Tanev

The Wild will be icing a different lineup last night as head coach Mike Yeo plans to split up the top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu, and Dany Heatley. Heatley will drop down to the second line while rookie Charlie Coyle will be promoted to the top line.

Goaltender Niklas Backstrom will start for the Wild and recently acquired left winger Mike Rupp will also make his debut against the Canucks.

Zach PariseMikko KoivuCharlie Coyle
Pierre-Marc BouchardMatt CullenDany Heatley
Devin SetoguchiKyle BrodziakCal Clutterbuck
Mike RuppZenon KonopkaTorrey Mitchell

Ryan SuterJonas Brodin
Tom GilbertClayton Stoner
Marco ScandellaJustin Falk

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