Wild Rumors & News

  • 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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    Chad Graff @ChadGraff

    For the fourth time with #MNWild, Devan Dubnyk will start both of a back-to-back. Brodziak out following injury from fight. Schroeder in.

  • Wild bounces back at home with 6-3 rout over Blues

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The company line from Zach Parise, Thomas Vanek, Mike Yeo and many others after the Wild pounded the St. Louis Blues 6-3 was the Wild is not in a position where it can look ahead at potential first-round playoff matchups. The Wild first has to make the playoffs, and with 10 games left, there..." March 22

  • Wild coach Mike Yeo doesn't see need to rest Devan Dubnyk

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Devan Dubnyk wasn't the problem in the Wild's 3-2 loss to Washington on Thursday night. Alex Ovechkin made one stunning play to score a goal, and scored another off a faceoff on a shot that Dubnyk never saw. In general, it was typical of the Wild's recent losses - by one goal, at home, to a..." March 22

  • Wild's Coyle finds confidence, game since All-Star break

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The idea, when Charlie Coyle went back to Massachusetts over the NHL All-Star break, was to clear his mind rather than obsess on what was going wrong. Clearly struggling, a little frustrated, and maybe lacking some confidence, Coyle went home to find his game. It appears he brought it..." March 19

  • Dumba's OT goal gives Wild a big win in Nashville

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There are few things more irritating in hockey than somebody taking their sweaty hockey gloves and rubbing them repulsively across another’s face. Matt Dumba was face-washed a lot late Tuesday night. He loved every second of it. That’s because it wasn’t Nashville Predators agitators..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Forget the Vezina! Does Devan Dubnyk Have Legitimate Hart Hopes?

    Hockey Wilderness "There can be no doubt about this- Devan Dubnyk has been nothing short of scintillating since the moment he arrived in Buffalo. After stealing a win against the Blues by stopping 41 of 42 shots in St. Louis, Dubnyk improved his stats in a Wild uniform to a 1.66 Goals Against Average and a .939..." March 16

  • With Blues, it's personal for Stewart

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One bonus in acquiring power forward Chris Stewart at the trade deadline might be the fact the Wild plays the St. Louis Blues three times in the final 14 games, including twice in St. Louis starting Saturday night. Stewart still is bothered that the Blues traded him to lowly Buffalo at last..." March 15

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Wild's Dumba has been tough on goalies, especially his own

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Last Thursday in Washington, Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher cut short an interview to gasp when he saw his goalie, Devan Dubnyk, go down in a heap after taking a Matt Dumba slapshot to the left shoulder. Dubnyk bent forward, placed the top of mask onto the ice and grimaced in a frozen..." March 12

  • Wild newcomers set tone in drubbing of New Jersey

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A gentleman and a scholar, Devan Dubnyk has a way of making things sound simple. The former Canadian Hockey League Scholastic Player of the Year can dissect every facet of a play that leads to a save or goal while also providing detailed play-by-play of exactly what he was thinking or why he..." March 11

  • Devan Dubnyk set for 25th straight start, are Wild overworking him?

    CBSSports.com "Devan Dubnyk is set to make his 200th career start as an NHL goaltender Tuesday night as the Minnesota Wild take on the New Jersey Devils. It will also mark the 25th consecutive start Dubnyk has made since joining the Wild on Jan. 14. He also started his last game as a member of the Arizona..." March 10

  • New Wild players learning, adapting on the fly

    Fox Sports North "Acclimating to a new team is nothing new for Minnesota Wild defenseman Jordan Leopold. The 12-year NHL veteran has played for eight different teams and been traded midseason five times, including twice this season. Returning to his native Minnesota this time around has only eased the transition..." March 10

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday

    CBSSports.com "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Patrick Roy irate at Minnesota reporter, defends Cody McLeod

    Denver Post "Local hockey writer Chad Graff of our sister paper, the Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com, asked Avalanche coach Patrick Roy about Sunday’s game at the Xcel Energy Center. Here is Roy’s response: First of all, this morning I was reading an article by Mike Russo. I thought it was very unhealthy for..." March 09

  • There's no love lost between Wild, Avalanche

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "There are some rivalries that almost seem manufactured to live up to the hype. That’s definitely not the case when it comes to the Wild and Colorado Avalanche, the two NHL Northwest Division leftovers in the Central Division. These combatants, who will face off for a fifth and final time this..." March 08

  • Dubnyk saves Wild from slow start to beat Carolina

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild’s been the best road team in the NHL for nearly two months, and perhaps one reason is because road games are starting to feel and sound a lot like home games. Yet again Friday night, despite Minnesota wearing its road whites in a 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, any time the..." March 07

  • Dumba's two goals fuels Wild's ride to victory over Ottawa

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s been quite the coming of age for defenseman Matt Dumba since Jared Spurgeon sustained a concussion seven games ago. That night in Calgary, the Wild rookie scored in his front of his family and made two great defensive plays that led to goals, including a game-saving one. Ever since, he..." March 04

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Buffalo retains 50 percent of Chris Stewart salary in Wild trade

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    TSN reporting #mnwild has acquired Chris Stewart for a 2017 second-round pick

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Ballard has not decided his future, but he still hasn't been able to ramp up his workouts without symptoms, so very unlikely #mnwild

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Jordan Leopold to MIN from CBJ.

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  • Sabres send Stewart to Minnesota Wild

    Sportsnet.ca "The Minnesota Wild have acquired Chris Stewart from the Buffalo Sabres." March 02

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    AHL deal coming too: Jared Knight (Boston prospect) for Zack Phillips (Minnesota prospect).

  • Blue Jackets trade defenseman Leopold to Wild

    NHL.com "The Minnesota Wild acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold on Monday from the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Justin Falk and a fifth-round pick, according to a Sportsnet report. Leopold has one goal and two assists in 25 games this season for the St. Louis Blues and Blue Jackets. Born in..." March 02

  • Wild picks up a win over physical Colorado

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The chances of the Wild and Colorado Avalanche meeting in the first round of the playoffs again are slim to none, but the two Central Division rivals on Saturday night picked up right where they left off last spring. In a catch-your-breath, blood-boiling affair that resembled last year’s..." March 01

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Stephane Veilleux clears waivers, so if #mnwild needs his roster spot for trade, they can assign him to Iowa then. Effectively opens 2 spots

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Spurgeon is feeling better, but he hasn't started working out, Yeo says #mnwild

  • Wild positions itself for possible trade

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Chuck Fletcher appears to be positioning the Wild for a trade or two in advance of Monday’s deadline. The Wild general manager made a roster move that was technically unnecessary, placing winger Stephane Veilleux on waivers Friday. Eventually, that could give the Wild flexibility to be two..." February 28

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Veilleux (MIN) on waivers today

  • Wild's Scandella credits playoff series for growth

    NHL.com "The turning point of Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella's NHL career isn't hard to find. After spending all but six games of the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season in the American Hockey League, Scandella was recalled by the Wild in time to play against the Chicago Blackhawks in the..." February 26

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    Chad Graff @ChadGraff

    The #mnwild have sent Keranen back to the AHL. Yet to make his NHL debut.

  • Former Coyotes suitor Hulsizer becomes minority owner of Wild

    Pro Hockey Talk "The man who tried, and failed, to buy the Phoenix Coyotes out of bankruptcy is now a minority owner of the Minnesota Wild. The Wild announced today that Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer has joined its board of directors as vice chairman and minority owner, while Philip Falcone is no longer..." February 25

  • Oilers finally beat former goalie Dubnyk

    Edmonton Journal "Before the game, Devan Dubnyk was shown some grateful artwork from a little Minnesota Wild fan that said “Dubnyk is Heaven,” with some angels flying around the goalie’s head. But on this starry night, Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens answered his club’s prayers. Scrivens was the..." February 25

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • Wild acquire Sean Bergenheim from Panthers for playoff push

    SB Nation "The surging Minnesota Wild added another gun to their arsenal on Tuesday, acquiring disgruntled forward Sean Bergenheim from the Florida Panthers in a trade. The Wild will also receive a seventh-round pick from Florida in a deal, while only giving up a third-round pick for the haul. Both picks..." February 25

  • Spurgeon placed on IR, won't join Wild on road trip

    Fox Sports North "Jared Spurgeon will miss at least the upcoming road trip for the Minnesota Wild after he was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Spurgeon, third on the team in average ice time at 23 minutes, 8 seconds per game, has missed the past two games after taking a puck to the face in a game at Calgary..." February 24

  • Fletcher has eye on solidifying Wild's depth

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "On Feb. 9 against Vancouver, when Jason Zucker suffered a season-ending broken clavicle and Ryan Carter was hurt a few shifts before with an upper-body injury, Chuck Fletcher wondered if he would have to pull off a significant trade to save the Wild’s season. “By the same token,” the Wild..." February 24

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