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  1. Wild sign Thomas Vanek
  • Ilya Bryzgalov 'would very much like' to be back with Wild, agent says

    CBSSports.com "Ilya Bryzgalov really enjoyed his time in Minnesota at the end of last season. His arrival to the team was mutually beneficial, as he went 7-1-3 in 12 appearances during the playoff race as the Wild dealt with a litany of goaltending problems last season. In fact, Bryzgalov enjoyed himself so..." August 22

  • Wild say ‘everything’s a go’ with goalies Backstrom, Harding

    Pro Hockey Talk "Yesterday, Brough wrote about the state of Minnesota’s goaltending and how it will rely on the trio of Niklas Backstrom, Josh Harding and Darcy Kuemper for next season. On Thursday, GM Chuck Fletcher shared some good news about the two veterans of the group. From the Minnesota..." August 15

  • Report: Penguins, Wild, Capitals pursuing Bissonnette

    Pro Hockey Talk "Former Coyotes enforcer Paul Bissonnette has had to wait quite a while to land his next contract, but he might not be an unrestricted free agent for much longer. The Minnesota Wild and Pittsburgh Penguins are both interested in signing the 29-year-old forward, according to Fox Sports’ Craig..." August 11

  • Wild Ink Falk To One-Year Deal

    NHL.com "The Minnesota Wild has signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way contract. Falk, 25, was originally drafted by Minnesota in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and totaled 15 points (1-14=15) and 100 penalty minutes (PIM) during 108 regular-season games..." August 02

  • Wild still trying to re-sign Niederreiter, Kuemper

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Training camp is still seven weeks away, but Darcy Kuemper and Nino Niederreiter remain unsigned by the Wild as the NHL enters the dog days of the offseason. The league typically goes on an unofficial hiatus in August, but the Wild still has two restricted free agents left to re-sign after..." July 30

  • Justin Fontaine agrees to two-year contract with Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Justin Fontaine, the 26-year-old Wild forward, will avoid a Friday arbitration hearing and sign a new two-year deal with the Wild this afternoon. The deal is expected to be worth $1 million annually ($950,000 in Year 1 and $1.05 million in Year 2). Fontaine, the former University of Minnesota..." July 29

  • Wild's Dumba hoping to stay in one place this season

    NHL.com "Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba got his first real taste of the NHL last season. It was one stop on a whirlwind tour that entrenched Dumba as one of the League's top defense prospects. This season he hopes to turn that experience into a full-time role with the Wild. "I was all over the..." July 24

  • Thomas Vanek connected to gambling probe: report

    Toronto Star "Minnesota Wild forward Thomas Vanek appeared voluntarily in U.S. federal court in upstate New York on Monday in connection with an ongoing gambling investigation, WHEC Rochester reported. Steve Bartlett, agent for the NHLer who reportedly hasn’t been charged, said in a statement on Vanek’s..." July 22

  • Vanek testifies in gambling case

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Recently-signed Wild winger Thomas Vanek was in federal court in Rochester, N.Y., on Monday as part of an ongoing gambling investigation, WHEC-TV reported. Vanek’s appearance apparently stems from the June arrest of three men on gambling and money laundering charges. The three men were..." July 22

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    NHL Transactionist @NHLTransactions

    MINNESOTA WILD: Agreed to terms with goaltender John Curry on a one-year, two-way contract. http://t.co/JkNnpvZoVB

  • Wild open to giving Niederreiter more than bridge contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nino Niederreiter was never able to firmly establish himself with the New York Islanders, but he was given a new opportunity after the Minnesota Wild acquired him last summer and so far he’s taken advantage of it. He scored 14 goals and 36 points in 81 games last season. He’ll try to build off..." July 14

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    2-way deal for Schroeder. Jon Blum also signs his two-way #mnwild

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    #mnwild RW Justin Fontaine files for arbitration to preserve CBA rights. Will continue to try to work out deal prior to arb hearing

  • Bruins shopping Boychuk

    The Fourth Period "The Boston Bruins are looking to free up some salary cap space and appear to be shopping defenseman Johnny Boychuk in order to create some room. The Bruins have roughly $5.7 million in available cap space, which includes center Marc Savard's $4.027 million salary being attributed to LTIR...." July 04

  • Chiasson excited for opportunity with Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "Alex Chiasson had just finished a workout in Quebec City Tuesday when he got word he'd been dealt to the Senators by the Dallas Stars. Then, the skilled winger sought advice from former Senators' centre Antoine Vermette, who is a partner in Chiasson's summer training program. "I talked to..." July 03

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    The Stu Bickel signs a one-year, two-way contract with #mnwild

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    #mnwild signs D Guillaume Gelinas to entry-level contract. Voted best D-man in QMJHL last season. Led league blueliners in scoring

  • 59d
    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    No. They are out RT @nickantho: @Russostrib is it likely that niskanen to the wild are resuming discussions since he hasn't signed yet?

  • 59d
    Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl

    Brett Sutter signs 2 way deal with Minnesota Wild #TSN

  • 59d
    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    #mnwild confirm Thomas Vanek signing. Three year deal

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    COL, MIN, TB, VAN still in on Jarome Iginla.

  • Vanek, Iginla being targeted by Wild; Wild won't make offer to Niskanen

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Morning from Minnesota, where I'm staking out the Wild. Free agency begins at 11 a.m. CT. I'm be on XM 211 and Sirius 207 at 10:25 a.m. CT. I'll be updating this throughout the day and of course when there's news. And of course, follow me on Twitter at..." July 01

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    Louis Jean @LouisJean_TVA

    Thomas Vanek in-person meeting w/ Minnesota #Wild today. Can't sign with a team other than Montreal before July 1.

  • Iginla emerges on list of free-agent candidates for Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The draft is over, no player trades were made, so whether it’s Sunday or Monday, bet that Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher and coach Mike Yeo will try to get together in Minnesota with pending free agents Matt Niskanen and Thomas Vanek. While those have been the most well-publicized names..." June 30

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Wild will consider a goalie, but probably not in first round

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher isn't keen on taking goalies in the early rounds of the NHL draft. Neither is Brent Flahr, the team's assistant general manager. But Friday, when the NHL draft kicks off at the Wells Fargo Center, Fletcher and Flahr might face a decision that will test their..." June 26

  • Wild owner Leipold likes the nerve of GM Fletcher

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Three years ago, Chuck Fletcher pulled Craig Leipold off Xcel Energy Center’s draft floor to tell the Wild owner: “It’s done. We’re going to trade Brent Burns.” Leipold instantly got butterflies: “I’m thinking, ‘Oh geez, we’re in our arena. What reaction are we going to get by trading an..." June 22

  • Report: Wild outdoor game 'going to happen' in 2015-16

    CBSSports.com "As the era of outdoor games in the NHL enters its seventh season, the good people of Minnesota have to be wondering why they haven't hosted one yet. With the nickname "The State of Hockey" and the game as much a part of Minnesota's culture as football in Texas, it certainly would make sense the..." June 22

  • Vanek ‘no longer a given’ to sign in Minnesota

    Pro Hockey Talk "Now that the offseason is upon us, it’s time to start speculating on where key free agents could wind up. Perhaps the biggest name to be had this summer is Montreal Canadiens forward Thomas Vanek. While it’s been expected he’ll wind up signing with the Minnesota Wild, that may not be so certain..." June 15

  • Wild GM Fletcher expects Josh Harding back for training camp

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "After negotiating the NHL's most fluid goaltending situation last season, the Wild appear to be going with the same cast in 2014-15. General manager Chuck Fletcher said Friday he expects Niklas Backstrom, Darcy Kuemper and Josh Harding to be healthy and ready to compete for playing time when..." June 07

  • Wild Agrees To Extension With Yeo

    NHL.com "For Mike Yeo, the first three years as the Minnesota Wild’s head coach has been a process. In his second season, Yeo guided the team to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in five years. This season, the bench boss led Minnesota to its first playoff series win since 2003. Yeo and the..." June 01

  • Yeo close to a multiyear contract extension with Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "After coaching the Wild to the playoffs in two of three seasons, Mike Yeo is close to being rewarded with a multiyear contract extension. Final details were being worked out Friday night, but all signs pointed toward an agreement soon, multiple sources said. Yeo, General Manager Chuck Fletcher..." May 31

  • Erik Haula's jaw broken by Evgeni Malkin

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Afternoon from South Minneapolis, where I'm actually on the set of a pilot being shot co-starring Wild fan and Super Troopers actor Erik Stolhanske. If you want to read about the project, check out this post. There are currently six Vikings here shooting a scene as I punch my iPhone. Some Wild..." May 29

  • Canucks are going to make a bid for Ryan Miller

    Pro Hockey Talk "Since we can cross the St. Louis Blues off Ryan Miller’s list, here are some other teams with which the 33-year-old goalie could sign as an unrestricted free agent this summer: — Anaheim Ducks. Probably the favorite option. It’s been widely speculated that Miller wants to play in California in..." May 20

  • Charlie Coyle says playing with two separated shoulders wasn’t a big deal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Charlie Coyle separated one shoulder in Game 4 against Colorado, the other on the first shift in Game 3 against Chicago. The Wild second-year power forward missed no playoff games because of the injuries. “You forget about it once you’re out there, but everyone’s in the same situation,” Coyle..." May 18

  • Wild: New deal coming for coach Mike Yeo

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Coach Mike Yeo is expected to agree to a new contract with the Minnesota Wild soon, people familiar with the situation told the Pioneer Press. Though contract negotiations have not begun, both sides expressed interest in getting a deal done. Yeo's three-year contract runs through the end of..." May 15

  • Wild faces complicated offseason issues after playoff exit

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The sun rose Wednesday, and it was instantly apparent the Wild’s season indeed ended hours earlier. There was no practice, no flight to Chicago, no team meal, no work to do to prepare for a Game 7 that could propel the franchise into the second conference final in Wild history. The roller..." May 15

  • Charlie Coyle was playing with two separated shoulders

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mike Yeo alluded to it last night, but in the coming days when the Wild has its end-of-the-year access, we're going to find out the rigors that some players were playing under. One I can tell you for sure after digging a little today: Charlie Coyle was playing with both a separated left..." May 14

  • Patrick Kane, Blackhawks down Wild 2-1 in overtime

    Chicago Tribune "After everything they threw at the Blackhawks in the first five games of their second-round series, it was clear the Wild weren't going to go away quietly. But go away they did as the Blackhawks kept their quest for a second consecutive Stanley Cup on track with a hard-fought 2-1 overtime..." May 14

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    KFAN1003 @KFAN1003

    Yeo - "For lineup changes, Ballard will be back in, Prosser will be out tonight." #mnwild

  • Hawks come alive, edge Wild for 3-2 series lead

    Chicago Tribune "As the Blackhawks left the ice following a lackluster first period against the Wild on Sunday night, boos from a fair number of the 22,016 in attendance at the United Center followed them down the tunnel. The jeering was justified. So were the cheers that enveloped the Hawks a couple of..." May 12

  • Cooke helps turn tables in Wild’s favor in his return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Matt Cooke is perhaps best known for his controversial hits, like the knee-on-knee hit on Colorado’s Tyson Barrie that resulted in him getting a seven-game suspension. He’s a man that used to get suspended more frequently and has repeatedly said that he has changed his game. There’s more to him..." May 10

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Wild defenseman Keith Ballard (upper body) will not make the trip to Chicago so will not play in Game 5.

  • Blackhawks’ Toews: ‘This series is long from over’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Chicago Blackhawks, defending Stanley Cup champions, have found themselves in a series with the Minnesota Wild. It didn’t look like that would be the case a few days ago. The Wild, down 2-0 early on in this series, have won the last two games. That includes a 4-2 victory over the Blackhawks..." May 10

  • Wild trips Blackhawks to even series

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "For those who worried the Chicago Blackhawks would return to the Twin Cities with recharged batteries after two off days in the Windy City … Wrong. Instead, it was the Wild that revved its engine and hit fifth gear Friday night by overwhelming the defending Stanley Cup champs from start to..." May 10

  • Matt Cooke returns to the Wild's lineup tonight

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It’s been a couple long off-days, which is why coach Mike Yeo even began his presser today by joking that there’s nothing new from yesterday. Good afternoon from the press room, where every cubicle if full of “hard-working” beat writers. I’ll be on KFAN at 5:55 p.m. with Dan Barreiro. Matt..." May 09

  • Andrew Shaw still out, will miss Game 4 for Blackhawks against Wild

    CSN Chicago "Andrew Shaw is out but Nick Leddy should return to the lineup when the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Minnesota in Game 4 of their second-round series on Friday night. Niklas Hjalmarsson and Duncan Keith did not practice on Thursday, but coach Joel Quenneville said the two defenseman will play..." May 08

  • Suspension over, Cooke ready ‘to get back out there’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Minnesota forward Matt Cooke has finished serving his seven-game suspension for kneeing Colorado’s Tyson Barrie in the opening playoff round, and is eligible to return to the Wild lineup for Game 4 of their series against Chicago. It’ll be very interesting to see if Wild head coach Mike Yeo..." May 07

  • Wild gets back in series, shuts out Chicago

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The “Flying Finns” might be on murals around the X by the time this postseason ends. After 40 minutes of the Wild and Chicago Blackhawks making the goal lights irrelevant and putting the shot counters to sleep, Finnish pals Erik Haula and Mikael Granlund scored back-to-back dazzling goals..." May 07

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Yeo: Ballard into lineup tonight #mnwild #itsplayoffseason

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