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Wild start regular season at home

The National Hockey League announced Thursday that the Minnesota Wild will open the 2011-12 regular season at home against Columbus.

New head coach Mike Yeo's official debut on the bench will be on Oct. 8 when the Wild host the Blue Jackets at Xcel Energy Center.

Marian Gaborik and the New York Rangers will come to Minnesota on March 27. The Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins will visit on Feb. 19.