Vancouver Canucks defenceman Keith Ballard will make his return to the lineup after sitting out three consecutive games a healthy scratch.
Goaltender Roberto Luongo will make a fourth consecutive start for the Canucks against the Minnesota Wild. He has done well against the Wild at Rogers Arena.
There was no update on left winger David Booth, but he is scheduled to undergo an MRI this afternoon. His equipment was emptied from his stall at Rogers Arena, so it may be a sign he is going to be out for a while.
The rest of the news and notes from the game day skate: