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Updated: April 29th, 2013 9:38am
Wild recall defenseman Marco Scandella as playoff preparations begin

Wild recall defenseman Marco Scandella as playoff preparations begin

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The Minnesota Wild recalled defenseman Marco Scandella from Houston on Monday and reassigned left wing Stephane Veilleux to Houston as they prepared for Tuesday's playoff opener at Chicago.

Scandella, 23, had one goal and four penalty minutes in four games for the Wild during the regular season and two goals, 15 assists and 23 penalty minutes in 45 games with Houston.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Quebec native mostly played for the Wild last season, ranking second among NHL rookies in blocked shots (106) and ice time (21:46 per game).

Veilleux, 31, has been up and down multiple times in recent weeks as the Wild try to fill holes for injuries.

Playoff schedule

Game 1 - Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m. at United Center (NBCSN, FSN)
Game 2 - Friday, May 3, 8:30 p.m. at United Center (NBCSN, FSN)
Game 3 - Sunday, May 5, 2 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center (NBC)
Game 4 - Tuesday, May 7, 8:30 p.m. at Xcel Energy Center (NBCSN, FSN)
*Game 5 - Thursday, May 9, TBA at United Center (FSN)
*Game 6 - Saturday, May 11, TBA at Xcel Energy Center (FSN)
*Game 7 - Sunday, May 12, TBA at United Center (FSN)

* If necessary

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