#Isles sign F Pierre-Marc Bouchard to one-year, $2 million deal.
Wild GM, Cliff Fletcher, told me it will be a "challenge" to bring back PM Bouchard. Priority is signing Backstrom.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard, poised for UFA after 11 years in MN, says ice time and his role are priorities, more than salary or length of contract
Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild practiced this morning at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights in preparation for Sunday's 5 p.m. game against the Detroit Red Wings. Winger Pierre-Marc Bouchard and defenseman Justin Falk missed practice today, but Cal Clutterbuck, who took a stick from a Colorado defenseman just to..." February 16
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Pierre-Marc Bouchard felt some small sense of personal satisfaction Tuesday night. With the Wild staggering through the third period, the winger took a perfect pass from Torrey Mitchell and darted between two Columbus defenders, then shot over the glove of goalie Steve Mason. That gave Bouchard..." January 30
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard, sidelined again by a concussion, said he's not worried his career is in jeopardy. "I'm positive I can come back," he said Wednesday during his first meeting with the media since being placed on injured reserve. "The only bad thing about a concussion is you..." January 12
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Just as the Wild were starting to get some of their depth back at forward, they could wind up playing without one of their top contributors again. Pierre-Marc Bouchard missed his second consecutive day of practice Friday with a lower-body injury sustained during Wednesday's loss to Vancouver...." January 07
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Pierre-Marc Bouchard was the second player off the ice for the Wild at Monday's morning skate. When asked if that was good or bad, Bouchard said, "I'm smiling, right?" After missing two games because of a broken nose, Bouchard returned Monday night against the Canucks. For a guy with a history..." December 20
St. Paul Pioneer Press "Pierre-Marc Bouchard has gotten assists here and there, but he had to wait until the Wild's 12th game before he finally scored his first goal. Bouchard had a goal and two assists in Minnesota's 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night, giving him one goal and seven assists for..." November 06
Minneapolis Star Tribune "Pierre-Marc Bouchard, maybe the most mild-mannered, least intimidating players I've covered in the game, could be in trouble. Bouchard has a telephone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan early this afternoon for his four-minute high-stick on Columbus' Matt Calvert last..." October 09
St. Paul Pioneer Press "It took Pierre-Marc Bouchard about 15 seconds into his first time on the ice during Wild training camp Sunday to demonstrate he's in top form. Bouchard, who missed 104 games because of a concussion and recurring symptoms before returning to the Wild lineup last December, missed Minnesota's..." September 19
St. Paul Pioneer Press "What the Wild needed Friday night, they got. Hampered by numerous injuries and 24 hours after losing to the Los Angeles Kings, the Wild got a goal from Pierre-Marc Bouchard with 6.3 seconds remaining in overtime to topple the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in front of 13,617 at the Honda Center. The..." February 26