Wild Rumors & News

  • 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Wild's Zucker now doing what fans and coaches wanted

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The past few years, the #freezucker campaign from Wild fanatics on Twitter was getting out of hand. Even Jason Zucker’s teammates, most of whom paid their dues in the minors, rolled their eyes at the hashtag and commented about the irrationality of some. The perception out there by many Wild..." November 03

  • Vanek scores — on the power play — to spark Wild's victory over Stars

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Nov. 1, history was made. After the Wild’s power play and Thomas Vanek both went 0-for-October, the Wild killed two birds with one stone Saturday night when Vanek’s first goal of the season was the Wild’s first power-play goal 23 days in. Late in the second period of a 4-1 win over the..." November 02

  • Wild's Vanek admits mistakes, done with betting

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wild forward Thomas Vanek says he no longer gambles, has never bet on hockey and is trying to move on after testifying in front of a grand jury in July as a witness in a federal illegal gambling and money laundering case in Rochester, N.Y. “It’s something I have to deal with obviously,” Vanek..." November 02

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Thomas Vanek: "I'm not proud of the decisions I've made." He no longer gambles, got caught up in it and is trying to move on." #mnwild #nhl

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Haula returning #mnwild

  • Wild might have Brodin, Folin back but Spurgeon out with shoulder injury

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild might get defensemen Jonas Brodin and Christian Folin back in the lineup Saturday night against the Dallas Stars, but the team will be without key defenseman Jared Spurgeon for “more than a couple games” because of a shoulder injury. Spurgeon, a plus-7 with two goals and four assists..." November 01

  • Agent: Vanek was not ‘involved’ in money laundering

    Pro Hockey Talk "From the Star Tribune, in the wake of the report that linked Wild forward Thomas Vanek to a money-laundering scheme: While the National Hockey League said Friday it will continue to keep an eye on a federal illegal gambling and money laundering case in Rochester, N.Y., that Thomas Vanek has..." November 01

  • Wild rallies, wins in a shootout over San Jose

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It was a weird hockey game to say the least. In the third period Thursday night, the Wild was outshooting the San Jose Sharks by double yet somehow losing by two goals. Then, with fans restless, the Wild climbed back thanks to the playmaking of goal-scorer Thomas Vanek and the goal scoring of …..." October 31

  • Report: Thomas Vanek involved in money laundering scandal

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to a report in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, current Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek was involved in a money laundering scheme. The report alleges that while a member of the Islanders, Vanek endorsed a pay-check in the amount of $230,000 to Mark Ruff to cover a gambling..." October 31

  • Wild hopes to get Koivu, Vanek up to speed

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "“Good teams respond.” That’s was the pregame message in the Wild locker room, captain Mikko Koivu said, after the Wild rallied in the third period to defeat the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. The comeback regulation win from two goals down — the first time the Wild accomplished that since 2007..." October 30

  • Wild posts comeback victory over Boston

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "One hour before the Wild had to put Monday’s Madison Square Garden meltdown officially in the rearview mirror, Zach Parise said it was imperative for the Wild to know that “mentally if you’re in the right place” Monday’s 3-0 blown third-period lead should have no impact on Tuesday’s game against..." October 29

  • Wild all over Tampa Bay in blowout victory

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "On blaze orange hunting hat night, the Wild’s aim was precise and deadly. At one point in the second period of Saturday’s 7-2 shellacking of the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Wild had six goals on 12 shots. The Wild’s flirtation with 50 percent shooting of course didn’t last, but the Wild..." October 26

  • Kuemper gets third shutout of season in Wild's 2-0 win over Coyotes

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "When the players are bemoaning the number of days off, when even the coach is “sick of practicing,” you know the bored-to-death Wild is tired of watching every other team play night after night and is ready to join the party more than once or twice a week. In large part because of a nonsensical..." October 24

  • Report: Granlund extension in the works

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to Wild beat writer Michael Russo, the team and the agent representing Mikael Granlund have begun discussions on a contract extension. Granlund is one of only two remaining forwards set to become restricted free agents after this season. The other is Erik Haula. According to Todd..." October 24

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    Per Elias: #mnwild's Darcy Kuemper 2nd goalie since 43-44 to record 3 shutouts in 1st 4 appearances. Other Pascal Leclaire (#CBJ, 07-08)

  • Wild sign Coyle to 5-year extension worth a reported $16 million

    The Score "The Minnesota Wild have signed young forward Charlie Coyle to a five-year extension, as announced on the team's website Wednesday. Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports the contract is worth $16 million. Coyle, 22, has two points in four games this season, and tallied 30 points in 70 games..." October 22

  • Niklas Backstrom to make first start since January

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild and Los Angeles Kings play Sunday at 2 p.m. CT (Fox Sports North and Kool-108) in the first of a Staples Center doubleheader. Lakers and Jazz play in a preseason game later in the day. I’ll be on FSN in the pregame show and first intermission. Good afternoon from L.A., where the..." October 19

  • Searching for first power-play goal, Yeo divides units into young vs. veterans

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Minnesota Wild have won two of their first three games, but one area that they’ve struggled in is the power play. So far they’re 0-for-11 and are actually negative overall if you factor in the shorthanded goal that they’ve allowed. Wild coach coach Mike Yeo attempted to address that during..." October 19

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    No follow-up supplemental discipline for Ryan Kesler

  • Anaheim Ducks do their celebrating after beating Minnesota Wild

    L.A. Daily News "It was Bob Murray’s idea. The Ducks’ general manager ran it past team captain Ryan Getzlaf just to make sure they were thinking the same thing and it was agreed there would be no pomp or circumstance for the team’s home-opening game Friday at the Honda Center. One minute the Ducks’ second..." October 18

  • Ryan Carter brings grittiness to Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Ryan Carter is no dummy. Stu Bickel never had taken a faceoff in his career, so when the defenseman skated to the center faceoff dot just before the opening draw of a game between the Devils and Rangers late in 2012, Carter “understood what that meant.” It was another chapter in the Hudson..." October 15

  • Wild waive tough guy Bickel

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild will place defenseman/right wing Stu Bickel on waivers at 11 a.m. today, sources say. I had a feeling a roster move would be made today. With no games 'til Friday, keeping this many players is just wasting cap space and money. Plus, at some point, the Wild had to activate Justin Fontaine..." October 13

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Brodin's contract is 6 yrs, $25M. He is a good player, that's a good deal for both.

  • Wild posts second straight shutout over Avs to open season

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It felt like Game 9 of the playoffs. Two nights after the Wild thumped the Colorado Avalanche 5-0 in a game that felt like — and probably deserved to be — 10-0, the bitter rivals that entertained so mightily last postseason capped their home-and-home season openers by renewing last playoff’s..." October 12

  • Wild's Kuemper learning to win the 'easy' ones

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Darcy Kuemper didn’t have the best seat in the house during the Wild’s dominant season-opening victory over Colorado on Thursday night. In fact, the youngest opening-night starting goalie in Wild history probably could have used binoculars. Most of the game was played on the other side of the..." October 11

  • Wild's top line in first-class form already

    Fox Sports North "When the Minnesota Wild reconvened this season for training camp, head coach Mike Yeo assessed a deep group of forwards that was lengthened by the arrival of high-scoring winger Thomas Vanek and expected growth from the team's stable of young forwards. Nothing was set in stone for Yeo. As..." October 11

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