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Wild practice: Coyle joins second line

StarTribune.com (Rachel Blount) — As the Wild works to fine-tune an offense that played well but scored little in the past two games, coach Mike Yeo elevated Charlie Coyle to the second line with Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek.
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Despite dominating large chunks of 2 games, Wild goes 0-2 with 2 goals in California

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild outshot the defending Cup champs 41-16, but Jonathan Quick made 40 saves two nights after a 2-1 loss in Anaheim
  • 2 days ago

Russo: Backstrom to make season debut Sunday in Los Angeles

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Niklas Backstrom, the Wild's all-time winningest goalie, will make his first start since Jan. 11 on Sunday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings. Backstrom had season-ending abdominal and hip surgeries last winter.
  • 3 days ago

Young mistakes, blown offensive chances doom Wild in Anaheim

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild, playing for the first time in six days, dropped its first game of the season, 2-1, at Anaheim
  • 3 days ago

Wild will try to spoil Anaheim's home opener; Lineup updates

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild, on break since Saturday, enter tonight 2-0 after outscoring Colorado 8-0
  • 4 days ago

Russo: Stoner to face former team Friday, Heatley won't

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — “I kind of just felt like I needed a change from Minnesota,” former Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner said. “Nothing against it. Just sometimes change is good for somebody and keeps you motivated."
  • 5 days ago

Justin Fontaine likely to debut Friday; Lineup shuffle in the works

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — With five days off, the Wild plans to get all of its players involved, so some will debut this weekend
  • 7 days ago

Wild practice: A little fun during a long wait

StarTribune.com (Rachel Blount) — After starting the season 2-0, the Wild doesn't play again until Friday in Anaheim. The team--including a healthy Justin Fontaine and NHL honoree Darcy Kuemper--combined work and pleasure in Monday's practice.
  • 8 days ago
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Stu Bickel placed on waivers

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild needed to make a roster move
  • 8 days ago
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Brodin, Fletcher on defenseman's contract extension; Fletcher raves about top-4 D

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild signed Jonas Brodin to a six-year, $25 million deal Sunday
  • 9 days ago
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Wild signs defenseman Jonas Brodin to a 6-year extension

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild defenseman's contract will start next year and average $4.167 million annually
  • 9 days ago

Wild opens season with back-to-back shutouts over Avalanche

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Darcy Kuemper made 30 saves for his second straight shutout Saturday
  • 9 days ago
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Matt Cooke: I always have my head on a swivel; Stu Bickel may debut

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild and Avs rematch tonight at 8 p.m. in Denver
  • 10 days ago
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Wild coming back with Darcy Kuemper in Denver

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — Kuemper will start after making 16 saves for his third career shutout Thursday.
  • 11 days ago
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Postgame: Wild expects a very different Avalanche team in Saturday's rematch

StarTribune.com (Michael Russo) — The Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche from start to finish in Thursday's 5-0 season-opening win. It's expected a different game and opponent in Denver.
  • 11 days ago
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