The NHL lockout is close to officially being over and 18 Minnesota Wild players took to the ice to practice with the team at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.  Among the 18 players were top free agents Ryan Suter and Zach Parise.

Parise and Suter both would like to see the Chemistry on this team get developed.  The NHL owners and players are expected to ratify the recently agreed on collective bargaining agreement within the next 2 days.  A 48-game regular season schedule will likely be made soon starting on January 19.