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  1. Wild sign Thomas Vanek
  • Coyle's late goal gives Wild a 2-1 victory in Edmonton

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After a week off for the Wild and Edmonton Oilers because of the All-Star break, Wild coach Mike Yeo said Tuesday morning, “You’d expect probably both teams execution-wise to not be completely sharp.” That was certainly the case of the Wild, which managed the puck poorly and wasn’t exactly..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • The Wild don’t want to stress themselves out thinking about the standings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Zack Parise could’ve made it easy on himself and just said the Minnesota Wild, seven points out of a playoff spot coming out of the All-Star break, need to take things one period at a time. Instead, he delved a little deeper into that old hockey cliché. “We can’t put ourselves in an..." January 27

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Granlund returns tomorrow #mnwild

  • Wild help wanted: Emotional stability a must

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "A stand-up comedian once noted: "I thought about buying a copy of, 'The Power of Positive Thinking.' But what good would that do?'' Wonder if the comic ever heard of the Minnesota Wild. As the NHL trading season kicks off, perhaps Chuck Fletcher is on the lookout for the one commodity most..." January 26

  • Wild send Kuemper to AHL for conditioning stint

    Fox Sports North "The Minnesota Wild assigned goaltender Darcy Kuemper to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League on Monday for a conditioning assignment. Kuemper, 24, replaced goaltender Devan Dubnyk in the second period of Minnesota's shootout loss at Detroit in the final game before the all-star break and..." January 26

  • NHL announces 2016 Winter Classic, Stadium Series

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League set its outdoor calendar for the 2015-16 season during a press conference Saturday afternoon at Nationwide Arena. The Boston Bruins will host the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, playing the rival Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Sadium in Foxborough,..." January 25

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in NHL.com All-Star draft

    NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Wild, Avalanche getting NHL outdoor games in 2015-16

    Yahoo! Sports "The NHL is expected to announce its next slate of outdoor hockey games at this weekend’s All-Star Game in Columbus, and it’s going to be good news for two markets that have been craving them. According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Minnesota Wild are expected to host the Chicago Blackhawks and the..." January 22

  • Red Wings hold off Wild for rare shootout win

    Detroit News "This was an exciting way for the Red Wings to go into the All-Star break but they gladly would have done without the excitement. They defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-4 in a shootout, only their second shootout victory (2-7) of the season, which gave the Red Wings a five-game winning streak..." January 21

  • Blue Jackets beat Wild 3-1

    The Cannon "After getting off the schneide in Boston, the Blue Jackets traveled up to Minnesota to face a Wild team that's been facing their own struggles. First off, I'll own up - I forgot I was supposed to write this last night, so instead it's going up this morning, a little rushed, but still heartfelt,..." January 20

  • Wild activate Kuemper, giving them three healthy goalies

    Pro Hockey Talk "Darcy Kuemper isn’t part of the Wild’s lineup tonight, but not because of his lower-body injury. He was activated prior to the start of Minnesota’s game against Columbus, per the Pioneer Press’ Chad Graff. That leaves the Wild with three healthy goaltenders, including Niklas Backstrom and the..." January 19

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Jordan Schroeder and Jon Blum reassigned to Iowa by #mnwild; Suter returning tomorrow on D, 12 healthy fwds on team

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Yeo confirms Scandella will return to lineup tonight. It's Scandella's 200th #NHL game. #mnwild

  • Wild, Dubnyk earn much-needed shutout over Buffalo

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Twenty minutes after becoming the first Wild goalie in history to debut with a shutout, Devan Dubnyk stood in front of reporters answering questions when Matt Cooke threw him a towel. “You might need that for your sweat,” Cooke yelled. “I don’t have any,” Dubnyk yelled back. Too bad the..." January 16

  • Wild D Ryan Suter suspended two games for elbowing Steve Downie

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's Department of Player Safety has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter for two games for elbowing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Steve Downie Tuesday night. Suter's suspension comes at a terrible time for the Wild as they try to get out of the gigantic rut they've been in for the..." January 15

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Dubnyk to the Wild for a 3rd round pick.

  • Behind a big 3rd period, Penguins go wild in victory over Minnesota

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Marc-Andre Fleury didn't know. Prior to Tuesday, Fleury had beaten every NHL team except the Penguins and Minnesota Wild. Coach Mike Johnston wasn't going to tell Fleury, as Johnston admitted he had no clue of the quirky stat. Thirty saves in 32 chances rendered the point moot. The..." January 14

  • Wild Acquires Dubnyk From Arizona

    NHL.com "The Minnesota Wild has added a goaltender to the mix. The Wild has acquired netminder Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a third round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. In Arizona, his only season with the Coyotes, the 6-foot-6 netminder posted a 9-5-2 record in 19 games..." January 14

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Minnesota's Ryan Suter will have a hearing Wednesday afternoon for elbowing Pittsburgh's Steve Downie.

  • Quick start propels Blackhawks past Wild

    CSN Chicago "Bryan Bickell isn’t sure why he has such a scoring touch against the Minnesota Wild. “Yeah, I wish I played them 82 games but I don’t know,” he said. “Something about them the puck finds the back of the net. I wish I knew what the reason was.” He isn’t going to think too much about it. He’ll..." January 12

  • Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher balancing trade options

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "As the Wild have fallen farther and farther out of the playoff picture in the past month, general manager Chuck Fletcher has been working the phones in trade talks. But as the losing continues, Fletcher now must weigh whether to trade for a pending free agent to try to bolster the team and make a..." January 12

  • Roenick: It’s time to fire Wild coach Mike Yeo

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Wild have dropped 11 of their last 13 games, including tonight’s troubling showing against the Chicago Blackhawks. Minnesota has dug a sizable hole for itself in the playoff race and it needs to bounce back soon or the damage may become permanent. With that in mind, is it time for the Wild..." January 12

  • Ryan Suter selected for All-Star team

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "He looked almost sheepish when he entered the room Saturday evening, introduced as the lone Wild player chosen to participate in the NHL All-Star Game. And the way his season has gone, Ryan Suter couldn’t resist a self-deprecating joke when asked if he might be part of the skills competition at..." January 11

  • Parise says his wife encouraged him to return to the ice

    Pro Hockey Talk "Zach Parise will be in the Minnesota Wild lineup this afternoon when they play host to the league-leading Nashville Predators. The Wild forward sat at his family home and watched as his teammates fell 4-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday – less than 24 hours after the death of his..." January 10

  • Friedman not yet hearing denials of Wild-Hurricanes-Ward connection

    Nichols on Hockey "“I reported on the weekend that they denied – both teams – that there was any talk of Jhonas Enroth in Buffalo. I saw Mike Russo reported today that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Wild were looking at Cam Ward out of Carolina, and to this point I haven’t gotten anybody denying that one on..." January 10

  • Wild GM Fletcher: 'We're good enough to turn this around'

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild’s game has taken a turn for the worse the past six weeks, Chuck Fletcher openly admits “there’s no question we need more saves,” and now struggling No. 1 goalie Darcy Kuemper is sidelined for at least a week. The Wild general manager is scouring the trade market, he says, not just for..." January 10

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Parise: I plan on playing tomorrow and traveling and getting back to being with these guys. #mnwild

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Zach Parise will not play for Wild vs. #Blackhawks tonight. His father, J.P., died last night.

  • Bad goaltending has Wild exploring trade market

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mike Yeo has hinted many times in the past few weeks that he hasn’t been happy with his goaltending. After a recent loss in Columbus, the Wild coach said it’s impossible to win in the NHL without good goaltending. Tuesday night after Darcy Kuemper gave up a handful of questionable goals in a..." January 08

  • Wild GM: We do not have a coaching issue

    ESPN.com "Mike Yeo unleashed on his players in practice Wednesday in a video clip that got lots of air time around the continent. The Minnesota Wild head coach released some frustration -- and I don’t blame him -- as his team has underperformed. My sense is that Yeo was just trying to get his..." January 08

  • Sharks settle in after rough start in Minnesota

    CSN Bay Area "Playing their second game in as many nights, against an opponent coming off of one of the worst losses in franchise history, the Sharks fell behind early and were in trouble. Jason Zucker took advantage of a misplay by Alex Stalock in opening the scoring late in the first period, while Jared..." January 07

  • Wild head coach Mike Yeo loses it on team, leaves practice early

    CBSSports.com "Things are getting dire as the Minnesota Wild enter the midway point of the season. They're tumbling down the standings and are now in sixth place in the Central Division. After a crushing overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks Tuesday night, the Wild were back to work at practice Wednesday...." January 07

  • Wild F Zach Parise misses game to be with ailing father

    CBSSports.com "Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise was not with the team on Tuesday night for their game against the San Jose Sharks so he could be with his father, J.P. Parise, who has been battling lung cancer. The Wild issued a statement just before their game. Zach Parise will not play in tonight's game..." January 06

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game

    Sportsnet.ca "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Wild D Keith Ballard will consider retirement after latest concussion

    CBSSports.com "Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard has not played since Dec. 9 when he was injured following a big hit from New York Islanders forward Matt Martin. Ballard was briefly hospitalized following that game and was diagnosed with his third concussion in the past 14 months. On Monday, he spoke..." January 06

  • Parise's routine with Wild becomes far from routine

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Zach Parise has the same routine before every game. After taking a saw and cutting the knobs of his sticks, after fiddling with the blades and the tape, the Wild’s leader grabs his iPod, tiptoes down the tunnel and into an almost empty arena, sits in the middle of the Wild bench and places one..." January 05

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Yeo says @Jason_Zucker16 will return tonight and @dkuemps35 will get the start. Fontaine and Graovac will sit. #mnwild

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    Rachel Blount @BlountStrib

    #mnwild reassign F Tyler Graovac to Iowa.

  • Wild activate Backstrom from IR, demote Curry

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Minnesota Wild did some goaltending shuffling in preparation for their Wednesday matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets, although the plan seemingly remains to go with Darcy Kuemper in net regardless. The team announced that Niklas Backstrom was activated from injured reserve while John..." December 31

  • Wild place Granlund on IR, call up Graovac and Sutter

    Fox Sports North "With the NHL's holiday roster freeze ending, the Minnesota Wild made several moves Sunday, while losing center Mikael Granlund to injured reserve. Minnesota announced via Twitter that Granlund was placed on injured reserve after he suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday's overtime loss to..." December 30

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    John Curry recalled. Niklas Backstrom placed on IR (retroactive) with the stomach plague #mnwild. He did skate this morning

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    Chad Graff @ChadGraff

    John Curry leads the #MnWild on the ice and I believe he'll be the starting goalie tonight. Not sure if Darcy Kuemper is sick or what.

  • Wild Recalls Curry; Places Backstrom On IR

    NHL.com "The Minnesota Wild has recalled goaltender John Curry under emergency conditions from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and placed goaltender Niklas Backstrom on Injured Reserve retroactive to Dec. 21 due to illness. Curry, 30 (2/27/84), has not appeared in a game with Minnesota..." December 27

  • Flyers beat Wild to start 8-game road trip 3-0

    CSN Philly "This time, the Flyers made it a little difficult on themselves. Instead of falling behind by two goals and then rallying, they went ahead by two goals and had to rally late again. Despite rather lopsided officiating, Craig Berube’s club remained composed and patient, not getting rattled and..." December 24

  • Backstrom to start for Wild, who need their goalies to be ‘better’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Niklas Backstrom will be between the pipes for the Minnesota Wild when they host the Flyers tonight. And, boy, could the home team use a good performance from its goaltender. As we noted yesterday, the Wild’s other goalie, Darcy Kuemper, has been pulled in four of his last five starts at Xcel..." December 23

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Mikael Granlund is still sick, not practicing #mnwild

  • Preds beat Wild in OT 6-5

    Tennessean "Mattias Ekholm picked a perfect time to score his first goal of the season. The defenseman scored 1:45 into overtime to give the Predators a 6-5 win over the Wild Saturday night at Xcel Energy Center. "Always in OT you want to be the clutch guy and score that goal," Ekholm said. "Just to get..." December 21

  • Eriksson's OT goal gives Bruins 3-2 win vs. Wild

    Boston Herald "Several times over the last couple of weeks, the Bruins have lost some games they could have easily won but for a bounce here or there. But last night at the Xcel Energy Center, the B’s got what they thought fate owed them. After playing a pretty good first period, they were utterly dominated..." December 18

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Backstrom starts, Curry backs up; Spurgeon returns #mnwild

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