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This was the last meeting of the season for these teams that made three trades this summer, including the Burns-Devin Setoguchi deal the day of the draft. Dany Heatley and Martin Havlat were the pieces in the other big swap. Until Burns took that swing midway through the third period, none of the traded players had scored on their former team.
The Wild won three of the four games, including two in regulation.
The Wild welcomed three new players to their lineup: defenseman Kurtis Foster, right wing Nick Palmieri and left wing Stephane Veilleux. They were acquired on Friday with draft picks from the New Jersey Devils for dissatisfied defenseman Marek Zidlicky. The Wild have used an NHL-most and franchise-record 42 players this season, nearly double the active roster limit.
With captain Mikko Koivu out for a fifth straight game because of an undisclosed injury, Brodziak centered the first line between Heatley and Setoguchi. Palmieri joined Clutterbuck and Cullen on the second line.
NOTES: Schultz's last goal was on Jan. 3, 2011, nearly 14 months ago. ... Thornton has 20 points in his last 14 games.
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