Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Wild tonight.
The netminder was acquired Tuesday, in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick, to add some needed depth between the pipes as goaltender Niklas Backstrom has been shut down for the foreseeable future.
Fans making their way to the Wild game tonight against the Blues, be advised: 35E between 94 and Hwy 36 is closed for construction. It may be a slight hassle, but please look ahead for another way into Saint Paul.
It’s only been four days, but Monday feels like it was an eternity ago.
The dust might’ve settled from cyclone of moves that was yesterday’s National Hockey League Trade Deadline Day, but it’s still been a whirlwind couple of days for the Minnesota Wild’s newest members, Matt Moulson, Cody McCormick and Ilya Bryzgalov.
Wild head coach Mike Yeo simply laughed as some of the local media mentioned how it’s a stressful time of year.
The Minnesota Wild has reassigned forward Stephane Veilleux to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
The 32-year-old has collected two goals and 19 penalty minutes (PIM) in 27 games with Minnesota this season and 11 points (4-7=11) and 19 PIM in 27 games with Iowa. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of St. Georges de Beauce, Que., has recorded 103 points (48-55=103) and 336 PIM in 487 career NHL games with Minnesota, Tampa Bay and New Jersey.
The Minnesota Wild skates in game action at Xcel Energy Center for the first time nearly a month and the club will welcome back a pair of players returning from injury.
Curry, 30, was recalled by Minnesota on Feb. 26 and did not appear in a game with the Wild. He is 7-5-2 with a 2.08 goals-against average (GAA) and a .935 save percentage (SV%) in 15 games with Iowa this season. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound netminder has also posted a 10-2-0 record, 2.66 GAA and .917 SV% in 13 games with the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL this season.
Kampfer, 25, was recalled by Minnesota on Feb. 24 and did not appear in a game with the Wild. He has collected 19 points (5-14=19) and 35 penalty minutes (PIM) in 49 games with Iowa this season.
The Minnesota Wild doesn’t get a chance to dip its toe in the water and slink back into the regular season. No the Wild cannonballs back into action, finishing off the second of a back-to-back road trip in Vancouver. It is the only time Minnesota visits Rogers Arena this season.