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Defenseman Ryan Suter is having a tough start with the Wild after signing for megabucks as a free agent with Minnesota.

Sutter has been on the ice for eight of the 10 goals surrendered so far by the Wild. He was on for three of the Red Wings' five goals in the Wild's 5-3 loss in Detroit Friday night. "He played hard minutes, it was extremely difficult," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "You're looking at the goals, I mean which one can you fault him on? I think it's a matter of circumstance more than anything else. It's unfortunate. He's been on the ice for goals, but he's been on the ice a lot." Gates Imbeau of www.fantrax.com suggests that Suter and Shea Weber are both struggling so far because they miss each other after playing together on the Nashville Predators' blueline for years. Check it out.