Update: Bouchard (concussion) has been activated from injured reserve, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Recommendation: He missed the final 41 games of last season after suffering a concussion. Bouchard has made a strong impression in training camp, assisting on two power-play goals in Monday's scrimmage. He'll begin the season on the Wild's third line with Cal Clutterbuck and Kyle Brodziak and also play the point on the Wild's top power play unit. He'll have a prominent role early in the season, but his durability remains a question given his injury history.