The Minnesota Wild will begin the preseason portion of their 2013-14 schedule Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center. The game can be heard on AM 1390 The FAN with pregame coverage beginning at 6:30.

The Wild finished the strike-shortened 2013 season 26-19-3 and earned the Western Conference's eighth and final playoff spot. Minnesota fell in five games to the Chicago Blackhawks in the opening round of the postseason.

Minnesota will play in the new "Northwest" Division along with Chicago, Dallas, Nashville, St. Louis, Winnipeg and Colorado.