Wild Rumors & News

  • 20h
    Michael Russo @Russostrib

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

  • 1d
    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

  • 6d
    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

  • 11d
    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Backstrom starts, Curry backs up; Spurgeon returns #mnwild

  • Toews, Kane shine as Blackhawks knock off Wild

    CSN Chicago "The Blackhawks have had to go without some top players at times this season, from Corey Crawford to Patrick Sharp. They were without Duncan Keith on Tuesday, and there were plenty of times when it looked like they missed him plenty. But once more, the Blackhawks found a way to pull out a..." December 17

  • Coyle feels the heat of his scoring drought

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mike Yeo believes Charlie Coyle’s five-year, $16 million contract extension signed in October has contributed to the forward’s scoring slump. That slump — no goals in 22 consecutive games heading into Saturday’s game at Arizona — has caused other parts of Coyle’s game to suffer, the Wild coach..." December 14

  • Sharks beat Wild 2-1

    San Jose Mercury News "Backup goalie Alex Stalock had a big night against his hometown team, and the Sharks used a makeshift lineup featuring five rookies to earn a 2-1 victory Thursday night over the Minnesota Wild. Stalock, who grew up in St. Paul, had never faced the Wild before and also was making a third..." December 12

  • Denver, Minnesota front-runners for Stadium Series game next season

    SB Nation "Winnipeg won't be left out either for the Heritage Classic. It's no secret that the Minnesota Wild want to host an outdoor game. You might say they feel entitled to one because of how "wild" the citizens of Minnesota are for hockey. Now, the team is close enough to landing an NHL outdoor game..." December 11

  • Wild's Scandella suspended two games

    NHL.com "Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson during NHL Game No. 415 in St. Paul on Tuesday, December 9, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced..." December 11

  • Wild rallies after Ballard injury to defeat Islanders

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It took a frightening incident and scary injury to finally shake the Wild out of its stupor Tuesday night. It’s hard to pinpoint why, coach Mike Yeo said, but it’s become common lately to watch the Wild sleepwalk through the start of home games and dig itself a deep, deep hole. It’s a shame..." December 10

  • 18d
    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Keith Ballard has been released from hosptital. Has a concussion and a few facial fractures. Out indefinitely. @NHLonNBCSports

  • Bookie admits to plot involving NHL star Thomas Vanek

    Rochester Democrat and Chronicle "National Hockey League star Thomas Vanek apparently bet — and lost — a lot. A local bookie, Joseph Ruff, on Friday admitted to extorting a $230,000 payment from Vanek as partial payment of gambling losses Vanek owed. After the plea, Ruff's attorney, Matthew Parrinello, said Vanek had owed..." December 06

  • Wild Able To Hold On For 2-1 Win Over Canadiens

    Hockey Wilderness "It was the first time the Wild were to play with out stud defenseman Ryan Suter, whose Iron Man streak was snapped at 140 games. In stead the Wild felt that the best defense is a grea.... A goo... Well, at least they possessed the puck more than the Habs and just scored enough to win. The..." December 04

  • Wild D Ryan Suter latest NHL player diagnosed with mumps

    CBSSports.com "Another day, another diagnosed case of the mumps in the NHL. Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo confirmed on Thursday that defenseman Ryan Suter has the mumps, making him the latest player in the NHL to be diagnosed over the past month. For the Wild, it's the third time they've had an encounter..." December 04

  • Wild solidifying future by locking up young core

    Fox Sports North "One by one, they were beginning to be checked off the list: Nino Niederreiter and Darcy Kuemper, then Jonas Brodin, Charlie Coyle and, most recently, Marco Scandella. The Minnesota signed Niederreiter and Kuemper to modest extensions before the season started. In-season, Brodin, Coyle and..." December 02

  • Wild defenseman Marco Scandella fined for illegal hit to head

    CBSSports.com "The NHL announced on Monday evening that Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella has been fined $2,755.38 for an illegal hit to the head of St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie on Satuday night. That amount is the maximum amount that Scandella could be fined under the current CBA. Oshie was..." December 02

  • 28d
    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Scandella's deal is 5 years, $20 million for a 4AAV #mnwild

  • Blues battle back to beat Wild

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Not much has been easy for the Blues this season. Even when they’ve been winning games, the margins have been tight. Thirteen of their first 23 games this season have been decided by one goal in either direction, with the Blues winning nine of them. The Blues gave themselves a tall order again..." November 30

  • 29d
    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    #mnwild announces defenseman Matt Dumba assigned to AHL Iowa. Wild was close to this move before Scandella/Brodin got the mumps. Both back

  • Lead evaporates against Stars but Scandella saves Wild in overtime

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As Darcy Kuemper tried to recover from a shocking end to the second period Friday night that saw a Wild 3-0 lead crumble in minutes for a third time this season, the goaltender kept one eye on the locker-room door half-expecting goalie coach Bob Mason to walk in with the hook. But as Kuemper —..." November 29

  • 30d
    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Brodin (out 7 games) says he's playing tonight. Mumps hit him bad; fever, exhaustion and swollen glands for more than a week #mnwild

  • LA overwhelms Minnesota 4-0

    Jewels From The Crown "Dustin Brown gets the 200th goal of his career, and Toffoli and Williams deal a one-two knockout at the end of the first. Jones earns the shutout. Tired of losing close games on the road, the Los Angeles Kings decided not to bother with keeping it close tonight. Instead, they handed the..." November 27

  • Wild's Jason Zucker caps productive road trip with two more goals in win over Panthers

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Jason Zucker's dad Scott watched from a suite above section 107 as his son scored to give the Wild a lead and then again in the second period to help solidify what ended as a lopsided contest. Scott, like the rest of the fathers and guests on this trip, was wearing the same white sweater as his..." November 25

  • Lightning defense steps up in victory over Minnesota

    Tampa Tribune "The electrifying Lightning offense heard the challenge of the coaching staff early Saturday morning - take care of your own net first. By the time the buzzer ended and Tampa Bay snapped a two-game losing streak, that challenge was accepted and executed almost flawlessly. On the heels of..." November 23

  • Callahan expects ‘bite’ in Lightning’s game vs. Wild

    Pro Hockey Talk "It happened almost one month ago, but the Tampa Bay Lightning definitely sound like they still have revenge in mind against the Minnesota Wild. Back on Oct. 25, the Wild pummeled the Lightning by a score of 7-2. Evgeni Nabokov was chased from their net in less than one period. Jason Zucker..." November 22

  • Wild wins a nail-biter over Philadelphia on Zucker's late goal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Kicking trash cans, slamming doors, telling players they’re “embarrassing” … mild-mannered Chuck Fletcher would probably never do what Flyers counterpart Ron Hextall reportedly did Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. “I usually let the coaches do that,” joked Fletcher, the Wild general..." November 21

  • Wild save face with OT win over Jets

    Winnipeg Free Press "Marco Scandella’s point shot at 1:01 of overtime lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at the Xcel Energy Center on Sunday. The goal helped the Wild avert a near catastrophic collapse, having blown a 3-0 third-period lead. The Jets surely stole a point from this..." November 19

  • Four teams should try to claim Wild’s Harding

    Sportsnet.ca "Josh Harding should never make it to Iowa. When the Minnesota Wild activated the 30-year-old goaltender from injured reserve Monday and immediately placed him on waivers, no doubt some of the front offices in the 14 teams below the Wild in the standings took notice. An off-ice incident in..." November 18

  • Wild coughs up three-goal lead, wins in OT over Jets

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Marco Scandella never did get a definitive diagnosis. The Wild defenseman believed he had the mumps — judging from his swollen face and his utter exhaustion over the past several days — but awoke Sunday feeling renewed. After testing his stamina with a morning skate, Scandella made a surprise..." November 17

  • Josh Harding waived; hopefully he gets another shot?

    Sporting News "Josh Harding is far from a sure thing and was deemed expendable by the Minnesota Wild. His situation is far from uncomplicated. Still, there are reasons to think — or hope — that the 30-year-old will play again. Minnesota waived Harding on Monday, the same day he was activated from I.R.; he..." November 17

  • 41d
    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Josh Harding is off suspension for the #mnwild and will be placed on waivers at 11, the Wild announce

  • Wild wins a rare road victory over Dallas in matinee matchup

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild’s a bunch of party poopers. During a Saturday matinee at American Airlines Center, the Wild said to the 17,543 fans in attendance starving for a late lunch, “No tacos for you!” All the Dallas Stars had to do was score one measly third-period goal for fans to get free tacos, but Darcy..." November 16

  • Wild activate Zach Parise from injured reserve after 5-game absence

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Wild went 2-3-0 in their last five games, but that was without the team's best offensive player. Zach Parise, who has been out since sustaining a concussion against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 4, is expected to return to Minnesota's lineup for Sunday evening's tilt with Central..." November 16

  • Parise is ‘progressing well,’ could play for Wild on Sunday

    Pro Hockey Talk "The still-mumps-plagued Minnesota Wild won’t get Zach Parise back against the Dallas Stars on Saturday, but he could return as early as Sunday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Wild head coach Mike Yeo said that Parise, 30, is “progressing well” in his recovery from concussion issues that..." November 15

  • Niederrieter's hat trick vs. Buffalo gets Wild back on track

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Too bad the Wild can’t get the Buffalo Sabres on the schedule more often. They’re starting to become the cure to all the Wild’s ills. Perhaps they even have a magical antidote for the mumps virus that may be creeping through the Wild locker room and may have infected sidelined defensemen Jonas..." November 14

  • Devils and Cory Schneider hold on for 3-1 win over Minnesota Wild

    Newark Star-Ledger "Goalie Cory Schneider overcame a nerve-rattling shorthanded goal in the third period and the Devils held on for a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Travis Zajac scored an empty net power play goal with 37.7 seconds left. The win snapped the Devils'..." November 12

  • Parise, Spurgeon out tonight

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Good afternoon from the Prudential Center, where the Wild tries to snap a three-game losing streak tonight against the New Jersey Devils. There’s a chance fellow Long Islander Kevin (sorry) Keith Kinkaid may make his first NHL start. The 25-year-old undrafted former Union goalie from..." November 11

  • 47d
    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Parise is not playing tonight. Wild coach Mike Yeo said "there's a chance" he'll play Thursday.

  • Canadiens back in form in 4-1 win over Wild

    Montreal Gazette "Carey Price turned in a solid effort with 30 saves and the third line of Brandon Prust, Lars Eller and Jiri Sekac produced a pair of goals as the Canadiens defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Guy Lapointe’s jersey retirement night Saturday at the Bell Centre. The win gave Montreal a 10-4-1 record..." November 09

  • 50d
    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    #mnwild has activated Ballard from IR.

  • Ottawa Senators shut out Wild 3-0

    Ottawa Sun "This was Craig Anderson’s finest hour. And, it wasn’t bad for Mike Hoffman either. Coach Paul MacLean decided to stick with his hot hand Thursday night and the Senators’ top goaltender paid dividends with 35 stops in a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild at Canadian Tire Centre. Anderson..." November 07

  • Wild's leading scorer Parise out indefinitely with concussion

    Fox Sports North "The Minnesota Wild already knew they were going to be without leading scorer Zach Parise during the team's road trip, which begins tonight in Ottawa. Now Minnesota isn't sure when they will get back one of their leaders. Wild head coach Mike Yeo revealed Thursday that Parise has a concussion,..." November 07

  • 52d
    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Parise has a concussion, says Yeo #mnwild

  • Penguins skate past Wild, 4-1, for 5th consecutive victory

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins keep passing tests and stacking wins. Tuesday's 4-1 defeat of the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center served as win No. 8, and it, like the others before it, carried a common theme. The Penguins faced a team that did something well against the rest of the league. But what..." November 05

  • Zach Parise to miss Wild road trip with upper body injury

    CBSSports.com "Zach Parise left the Minnesota Wild's 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins after the second period Tuesday night, with what coach Mike Yeo called an upper body injury. Now it appears that Parise will miss more time as he is not expected to join the Wild on their upcoming road trip which opens..." November 05

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