Morning briefing

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The Bruins will go up against old friend Shane Hnidy tonight. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

ST. PAUL — Good morning from the Xcel Energy Center, where the Bruins will face off against the Wild tonight before flying home for Thanksgiving.

* This will be the first time the Bruins face off against the Wild without Jacques Lemaire behind the bench or Doug Risebrough at the helm. The Wild have an 8-1-0 all-time record against the Bruins.

* Chuck Kobasew is expected to play tonight after missing the last four games because of an upper-body injury. Brent Burns, Pierre-Marc Bouchard, and Petr Sykora are all out with concussions. Guillaume Latendresse is not expected to play.

* Brad Meier and Stephane Auger will be the referees. Ryan Galloway and Brian Mach will be the linesmen.

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