Wild vs. Avs: Roster shuffle continues as road trip ends

Adam Beckman, who was drafted 75th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, is set to make his debut with the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images)
Adam Beckman, who was drafted 75th overall in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, is set to make his debut with the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. (Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Wild has recalled two players from Iowa who were among the final roster cuts in this year’s training camp. Both will be in the starting lineup on Saturday night.

The roster additions of forward Adam Beckman and defenseman Calen Addison were made Friday in advance of the Central Division matchup in Denver with the Colorado Avalanche.

In corresponding moves, forward Jordan Greenway was placed on injured reserve and defenseman Jon LIzotte — who made his debut with the Wild on Thursday in Seattle — was reassigned to Iowa.

The Wild are coming off a 4-1 loss to the expansion Kraken which was their first setback on the road so far this season. The Avalanche game is the end of a three-game trip for the Wild, who host Ottawa on Tuesday at the Xcel Energy Center.

For the 20-year-old Beckman, it will be his debut with Minnesota. He will be paired on the fourth line with Connor Dewar and Kyle Rau. Dewar made his debut with the Wild on Thursday.

Addison, who will be paired with Jon Merrill against the Avs, played in three games with the Wild last year and also in the final three games of the first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Beckman played in four preseason games with the Wild and totaled four goals. He has a goal and three points in four games with the Iowa Wild this season.

Minnesota will face its former goalie Darcy Kuemper who has has started six of Colorado’s seven games this year. The rest of the projected Avalanche lineup can be found here.

Series history

Minnesota is 19-15-1 in its last 35 games against the Avalanche. The Wild went 3-5 against the President Trophy winners last year, including a 1-3 mark at Ball Arena.

Ryan Hartman, Kirill Kaprizov and Victor Rask all had seven points against Colorado to lead the Wild last year.

Avs center Nathan McKinnon had three goals and 14 points against Minnesota last season, and he has totaled 14 goals and 40 points in his career against the Wild.

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Betting odds

The Wild vs. Avalanche odds on WynnBET has the Avs as a 1.5 favorite at home. Colorado has -155 moneyline odds while Minnesota is the underdog at +140. The total goals is set at an over/under of six

Upcoming Wild schedule

Tuesday, Nov 2: Ottawa, 7 p.m. CST

Saturday, Nov. 6: @Pittsburgh, 6  p.m. CST

Sunday, Nov 7: New York Islanders, 7 p.m. CST