Wild Rumors & News

  • Blackhawks break through and take 2-0 series lead on Wild

    Chicago Sun-Times "There was the double-overtime game with the unbeatable backup goalie. There was the three-goal comeback. There was the three-goal collapse. There was a triple-overtime game in there, too. And that’s just been the Blackhawks’ postseason experience so far. Around the league, it’s been every bit..." May 04

  • Wild's Justin Fontaine to miss Game 2 vs. Blackhawks

    Sporting News "Wild forward Justin Fontaine will be sidelined for Game 2 of the second-round series against the Blackhawks after suffering a lower-body injury during Minnesota's 4-3 loss in Game 1, coach Mike Yeo announced Saturday. "It's one of these things that could be day-to-day or it might be a week. I'm..." May 03

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Sounds like Fontaine will not be able to play tomorrow, according to Yeo. #mnwild

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    Brian Murphy @murphPPress

    Ryan Suter: "They came out flying and we weren’t really up to speed. Finally in the second period we got playing the way were capable of."

  • Teuvo Teravainen lifts Blackhawks to Game 1 victory over Wild

    Chicago Sun-Times "Even between familiar foes, the first game of a playoff series is a learning process — feeling out the game plan, picking up tendencies, figuring out matchups. And the Blackhawks can take a few lessons away from their harrowing 4-3 victory Friday night over the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their..." May 02

  • Dubnyk, Hammond, Letang voted Masterton finalists

    NHL.com "Goaltenders Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild and Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance,..." May 01

  • Pivotal center position is a strength for Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "From his spot on the left wing, Wild forward Zach Parise has developed a great appreciation for the complicated job of an NHL center. Parise’s right-hand man — currently Mikael Granlund — has to win faceoffs, lead the offensive charge with speed and vision, and play lockdown defense. “Wingers,..." April 30

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 schedule scenarios

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League today announced the schedule scenarios for the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Second Round, which begins Thursday, April 30. Pending Wednesday's Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning, two schedule scenarios exist. In the U.S., NBC Sports Group will have..." April 28

  • Wild top Blues, advance to play Blackhawks

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With the Wild 3.4 seconds away from being 20 minutes away from the second round of the playoffs and another postseason trip to Chicago, the Blues’ T.J. Oshie turned the Wild’s comfortable two-goal lead into a stressful one-goal lead. Yet, there was no panic, no screaming at each other to “wake..." April 27

  • Wild Signs Christoph Bertschy

    NHL.com "The Minnesota Wild has signed center Christoph Bertschy (pronounced BAIRT-chee) to a three-year, entry-level contract starting with the 2015-16 season. Bertschy, 21 (4/5/94), collected 30 points (14-16=30), a plus-14 rating and 26 penalty minutes (PIM) in 44 games with SC Bern in the Swiss..." April 26

  • Minnesota Wild bounce back, top Blues for 3-2 series lead

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Devan Dubnyk was on his side, crawling in desperation, when St. Louis Blues star forward Alexander Steen made a pretty move and launched what looked like a sure-fire goal. The game operations crew was so sure it was a goal, they began the customary celebration, blasting fireworks-like smoke..." April 25

  • Price, Dubnyk, Rinne are Vezina Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "The general managers have had their say and unsurprisingly they’ve picked Montreal’s Carey Price, Minnesota’s Devan Dubnyk, and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne as the three finalists for the 2015 Vezina Trophy. Of course, Price is regarded as the heavy favorite for the 2015 Vezina Trophy. He led the..." April 25

  • Rested Blues get even by blasting Wild

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Order has been restored with the Blues, and in more ways than one. The Blues’ top players finally checked into the Western Conference playoff series against Minnesota and the result was an emphatic 6-1 victory over in Game 4 that has tied the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. David..." April 23

  • Wild breaks through, shuts out Blues in Game 3

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Around the 30-minute mark, Monday night’s Game 3 began to have the same uneasy feel of last year’s Game 3 in the Wild’s first-round playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche. No matter how many pucks the Wild threw on net, no matter how badly the Wild outskated the Avs, Semyon Valarmov..." April 21

  • Fontaine, Bergenheim rejoin Wild lineup for Game 3

    Fox Sports North "Recovered from a stomach virus, forward Justin Fontaine will be back in the Wild lineup for Game 3 against the Blues. Fontaine's return also led head coach Mike Yeo to revert back to his Game 1 lineup, when Minnesota won in St. Louis. Fontaine and Sean Bergenheim will play the wings on the..." April 20

  • Blues even series with 4-1 win over Wild

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Did someone say they wanted to see a little urgency from the Blues? OK, it seemingly was everyone, not someone, in St. Louis after their lethargic loss Thursday to Minnesota in Game 1 of the teams’ best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series. “We felt bad after” that, Blues forward..." April 19

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    Chad Graff @ChadGraff

    Justin Fontaine is sick and will not play for the #MNWild in Game 2.

  • Wild fends off Blues to take Game 1 in St. Louis

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s just one game, but paranoia might now set in all around the Gateway to the West. In the five days since the Wild and St. Louis Blues met in each team’s regular-season finale, the Blues made clear it is “put up or shut up time.” The Blues, a perennial Stanley Cup favorite by many..." April 17

  • Cooke likely out for Game 1

    Fox Sports North "Coming down the stretch, Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo was using the final few games to try and decide on his lineup for Game 1 of the playoffs. Essentially, Yeo came down to a decision of five players for one spot. When Minnesota opened its postseason practices, playoff veteran Matt Cooke..." April 15

  • Blues win against Wild, will face them in the playoffs

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Blues open the first round of the NHL playoffs this week, their opponent will be the same team that was at Scottrade Center on Saturday afternoon. The Blues wrapped up their regular season with a 4-2 victory then over Minnesota, which will return to St. Louis for an opening-round..." April 12

  • Season finale will help determine Wild's playoff opponent

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "In the grand scheme of things, the Wild’s 82nd game of the season Saturday afternoon isn’t as stressful as two years ago, when the Wild had to win in Denver to make the playoffs, and isn’t as stress-free as last year’s finale when the Wild was in severe do-not-get-hurt mode against..." April 11

  • Wild Lay Down the Beats on that Nashville Honkeytonk Ass

    Hockey Wilderness "The Wild clinched in a big game against the Blackhawks on Tuesday and decided to give its team MVP Devan Dubnyk a very deserved night off. Taking a seat Thursday night as well was Zach Parise, Thomas Vanek, and Nino Niederreiter. Enter Matt Cooke, Sean Bergenheim, and Darcy Kuemper. The Wild..." April 10

  • Wild's top three goal scorers all sit tonight; Cooke returns; Yeo on lineup, starting Kuemper

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Oodles and oodles of news heading into tonight’s Wild-Nashville Predators game, and I’ll be on Fox Sports North tonight during the pregame show and first intermission to talk about much of it and let you know what I’m thinking in terms of my end of year awards voting. The Wild, two days after..." April 09

  • Wild G Devan Dubnyk gets a night off after 39 consecutive starts

    CBSSports.com "Following a 7-2 loss in Pittsburgh back in mid-January, with their season looking like it was finished, the Minnesota Wild addressed their dismal goaltending situation by trading a draft pick to the Arizona Coyotes for goalie Devan Dubnyk. He started every game after that, helping the Wild go..." April 09

  • Wild clinches playoff spot by holding off Blackhawks

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Zach Parise had just finished a phone interview with a national radio host, slumped into a stall and got a jubilant fist bump from Craig Leipold. The Wild leading scorer smiled and said, “You called it.” Did the Wild owner really call Tuesday’s playoff-clinching, 2-1 victory over the..." April 08

  • Jets blank Wild 2-0

    Winnipeg Sun "Ondrej Pavelec has been a rather unlikely hero for these Winnipeg Jets. But thanks to a 32-save performance on Monday night against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center, Pavelec recorded his third shutout of the season and moved the Jets back into a playoff position in the Western..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics

    Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Zucker (broken clavicle) returns to Wild lineup, one month earlier than expected

    Pro Hockey Talk "When Jason Zucker suffered a broken clavicle that required surgery back in early February, the Wild said he’d be sidelined for three months. Zucker made it two. The 23-year-old drew back into the Minnesota lineup on Tuesday night for the first time since Feb. 9, marking a fairly impressive..." April 07

  • Revised Wild clinching scenarios as Mikko Koivu returns to Minnesota lineup

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The NHL has clarified this morning that if the Wild win in regulation OR overtime tonight against the Winnipeg Jets (not just regulation) in tonight's home regular-season finale, it will clinch a playoff spot regardless of the Kings outcome at Vancouver. Originally, it was thought if the Wild won..." April 06

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Koivu has a scratched cornea, Yeo says he "should be absolutely fine by" Monday. Doesn't sound like it happened on the ice.

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Koivu is day to day with an eye injury. #mnwild

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board

    Deadspin.com "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Nate Prosser's return can't come soon enough

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "As the Wild climbed from 12th place in the Western Conference three months ago to the top wild-card spot, coach Mike Yeo said Nate Prosser's story got lost in all the excitement. The Wild declined to re-sign Prosser over the summer, but then picked him up again after he was waived by St. Louis..." April 04

  • Dubnyk is Masterton nominee

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Frankly, it’s hard to find a better comeback story. One year ago, Devan Dubnyk was at the lowest point of his career. In a span of months, he had gone from being a third-year No. 1 goalie for the Edmonton Oilers to toiling in the minors with the Montreal Canadiens’ American Hockey League..." April 03

  • Surging Rangers clinch division, 2 rounds of home ice with win over Wild

    New York Post "There are multiple division winners every year, and most of them are forgotten soon enough unless a Stanley Cup championship follows. But finishing a season in first place means something. It is an achievement. And this is exactly what the Rangers achieved with their gritty 3-2 victory over the..." April 03

  • Hammond, Hudler, Dubnyk named stars for March

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond, Calgary Flames center Jiri Hudler and Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of March. FIRST STAR – ANDREW HAMMOND, G, OTTAWA SENATORS Hammond went 10-1-1 with a 2.09 goals-against average and..." April 01

  • How much MVP consideration should Wild G Devan Dubnyk get?

    CBSSports.com "Like all sports, the MVP debate in hockey can spark an intense -- and often maddening -- debate that centers around any number of topics, including the arbitrary and subjective definition of "valuable," and whether players at a certain position should even be considered for the award. When it..." March 31

  • Wild agree to terms with Hoffman, Palmquist

    NHL.com "The Minnesota Wild has agreed to terms with goaltender Brody Hoffman and defenseman Zach Palmquist to entry-level contracts for the 2015-16 season. Hoffman, 24 (2/18/91), went 13-6-2 with a 2.06 goals-against average (GAA), a .922 save percentage (SV%) and one shutout in 22 games during his..." March 30

  • Wild wade back into college free agent pool, sign pair

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Minnesota Wild scored two NCAA prospects on Monday, agreeing to terms with University of Vermont goalie Brody Hoffman and Minnesota State defenseman Zach Palmquist to entry-level deals for next season. Hoffman, 24, went 13-6-2 this season with a 2.06 GAA and .922 save percentage; during his..." March 30

  • Wild's Fontaine, a Bulldog, has his day

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Only former Gophers Thomas Vanek, Erik Haula, Jordan Leopold, Jordan Schroeder and Keith Ballard heard more trash-talking from the Wild’s Justin Fontaine on Friday than Calgary’s Joe Colborne. The former Minnesota Duluth national champ thoroughly enjoyed the Bulldogs ending the Gophers’..." March 28

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Yeo says Ryan Carter will rejoin the #mnwild lineup tonight. Sean Bergenheim will be a healthy scratch. #LAKvsMIN

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • New Wild prospect Grayson Downing eager to 'get my feet wet'

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "New Wild prospect Grayson Downing, signed as an undrafted free agent after four years at the University of New Hampshire, said he chose the Wild from "a few" other teams because they fit his style of play. "I know that it's a great organization," Downing said in a phone interview Wednesday..." March 26

  • Wild win 10th Straight in Shootout Win Over Islanders

    Hockey Wilderness "The Wild and Devan Dubnyk had to weather the storm as it took a while for them to find their legs. But once they did, they were able to squeak out a 2-1 shootout victory over John Tavares and the New York Islanders. Zach Parise scored the game-tying goal and the shootout goal to secure the..." March 25

  • Thomas Vanek: Isles' move to Brooklyn was deterrent in re-signing

    Yahoo! Sports "When Thomas Vanek signed a three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Minnesota Wild last summer, it put an end to hockey’s worst-kept secret that the forward would end up in the “State of Hockey.” But New York Islanders GM Garth Snow felt he could sell Vanek on Long Island after trading for him..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Wild sign New Hampshire leading scorer Downing

    Pro Hockey Talk "Minnesota has inked collegiate free agent Grayson Downing to a two-year, entry-level deal, the club announced Tuesday night. Downing, 22, led New Hampshire in goals this season — with 21 in 38 games — which put him tied for third in Hockey East and tied for 13th in the NCAA. A fourth-year..." March 25

  • Wild stretches road winning streak to nine, beats Maple Leafs

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "As successful as the Wild has been on the road since Devan Dubnyk arrived in Minnesota in January, it’s not as if the Wild keeps strutting into arenas and trouncing opponents. The Wild has grinded out road win after road win this second half of the season, and that was unsurprisingly the case..." March 24

  • Dubnyk to start thirty-third consecutive game

    Covers.com "The Minnesota Wild have no thoughts of giving Devan Dubnyk a rest, as the goalie will start his thirty-third consecutive start for the team since being acquired earlier this season. Dubnyk has a 23-6-1 record with a 1.74 goals against average, .937 save percentage and five shutouts during his..." March 24

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