Posted at: 01/16/2013 3:29 PM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Wild officials say they expect a sellout Saturday when the team opens at home after the lockout that wiped away half the season.
Chief operating officer Matt Majka says strong ticket sales suggest a full house for the 8 p.m. game against the Colorado Avalanche.
Teams across the National Hockey League are working to win back fans after the 119-day lockout.
The Wild are hosting "Wild Wednesday," featuring a free intrasquad scrimmage at 7 p.m. Fans will get $10 concession vouchers and discounts on Wild jerseys and apparel during the event. Tickets for that scrimmage are already gone.
Single-game tickets went on sale Wednesday morning.
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