Q&A: NHL Network’s Brian Lawton on the Wild and previewing the trade deadline

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The NHL trade deadline is April 12. Will the Wild be active? What’s the Wild’s outlook the rest of the season?

We caught up with former NHL player and Tampa general manager and current NHL Network analyst Brian Lawton to get a gauge on where the Wild sit through 32 games. Officially, the Wild are in 3rd place in the West Division, six points ahead of 4th-place St. Louis.

***Click the video box above to watch our conversation with Lawton***

Wild GM Bill Guerin told KSTP Sports recently that he’s not going to mortage the future for a rental player. That making dollar-for-dollar trades is going to be hard.

On the injury front, only Marcus Foligno (leg) remains out after Matt Dumba and Marcus Johansson returned on Thursday night.