The Minnesota Wild has loaned defenseman Matt Dumba to Portland of the Western Hockey League. Fresh from representing Canada at the World Junior Championships in Malmo, Sweden, Dumba returns to the WHL after his rights were traded from Red Deer to Portland. At the WJC, the blueliner had an assist and was plus-4 in seven games.
The 19-year-old skated in 13 games in Minnesota this season, tallying a goal and an assist. He was the team's first round pick (seventh overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
The 21-year-old has skate in four games with Minnesota this season. In 24 games with Iowa, Bulmer has nine goals and five assists. He also has racked up 24 penally minutes.
Spurgeon has 12 points (1-11=12) in 43 games this season. He suffered a lower-body injury after blocking a shot on Jan. 2 against the Buffalo Sabres. There is no timetable, but is expected to be out for a few weeks.
Returning to Xcel Energy Center after a three-game road trip, the Minnesota Wild welcomes back an old Northwest foe tonight.
The Frozen Four will return to the State of Hockey in 2018. It was announced today that Saint Paul will be the site of the 2018 NCAA Men's Hockey Frozen Four. This will be Xcel Energy Center's third time hosting the tournament (2002, 2011).
If the sub-zero temperatures have you California Dreamin', you're not the only one. While the Wild traveled West to Anaheim today, the Lighthouse is stuck in the frigid Twin Cities, too. However, we're doing our best to stay warm with some practice updates, as we have a few friends checking in on the action for us.
Wild prospect Gustav Olofsson has been named to the selection camp roster for Team Sweden's National Junior Team for the upcoming 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
We'll just have wait and see who is on the ice during warm-ups tonight as the Minnesota Wild hosts the Colorado Avalanche on the front end of a home-and-home series.
Before the Wild takes on the Phoenix Coyotes at 7 p.m. tonight at Xcel Energy Center, the team makes a couple of roster moves.
The top of the Western Conference standings is more packed than I-94 during rush hour. Tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues kicks off a tough week for the Wild, where the Minnesota will face the Phoenix Coyotes (14-5-4, 32 points) and then skate in a home-and-home series with the surprising Colorado Avalanche (17-5-0, 34 points).