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MINNESOTA SPORTS ROUND-UP: Vonn back on the slopes for first time since injury

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LAKE LOUISE, Alberta  --  Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, originally from Minnesota, says she's ready to hit the slopes in Lake Louise, Canada. 

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It will be her first World Cup start since injuring a knee last February.  Vonn's comeback was interrupted by crash while training in Colorado last month.  In a note posted on Facebook yesterday, Vonn said she feels confident and "can't wait" for her first race this weekend.

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The Minnesota Wild try for their third straight win with a game tonight in Columbus, Ohio.  The Wild skated by Chicago 4-3 last night in St. Paul.  Columbus last played on Tuesday night, beating Tampa Bay 1-0.  Minnesota enters tonight's game with a 17-8-5 record, good enough for sixth in the NHL Western Conference standings.  The Blue Jackets are 11-14-3 on the season and currently not in a playoff position.  The puck is set to drop at 6 p.m. tonight.

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