GLENDALE, Ariz. – Injured winger Nick Bjugstad is on the Wild's four-game road trip, but he won't play Monday night against the Coyotes.
Bjugstad, who's missed the last six games with an upper-body injury, skated Monday morning at Gila River Arena.
"Just day by day," coach Dean Evason said. "We'll see how he feels today. Obviously, it's nice for him to get out there with the guys."
The only lineup change the Wild will make is subbing Cam Talbot in net after Kaapo Kahkonen played Saturday, backstopping the team to a 5-2 victory over San Jose at Xcel Energy Center that pushed the Wild's win streak to three games.
"We kind of got back to our game a little bit," forward Marcus Johansson said. "But every game's a new game. It can turn quickly, so we gotta keep working on our game and keep trying to build it and get better every day. We still need more points, and that's our focus."
Arizona is right below the Wild in the West Division, but the Coyotes are 12 points behind – a gap that should make them a desperate bunch against the Wild.
"It might lead to them taking some chances and what not, and we just can't fall into their game," Johansson said. "We have to stick to what we're doing. I think that's showed the last few games. We get our chances anyway. I think we've had pucks start to bounce our way a little more,but we take advantage of the chances we get and that's been huge for us."