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Burns returns to ice for Wild after missing 29 games with concussion

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota defenceman Brent Burns returned to the Wild on Thursday night against Detroit after missing 29 games because of a concussion.

Burns, playing for the first time since Nov. 20, had two goals and eight assists in his first 21 games this season.

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Several Wild players have missed time with concussions this season, most notably Burns and forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Bouchard has missed all but one game and likely will sit out the rest of the season.