Smith will look to stave off the Wild at home Thursday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

Since being benched for four straight games, Smith has rediscovered his game and is riding a four-game winning streak in which he's posted a 1.91 GAA and .916 save percentage. It seems the veteran is not ready to concede the starting job to David Rittich. Still, the Ontario native is likely on a short leash and could be bumped out of the crease again at the first sign of trouble.

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