Goaltender Niklas Backstrom has been activated from Injured Reserve. The netminder suffered an upper-body injury on Nov. 13 against Toronto and missed four games. He will backup Josh Harding tonight against the Winnipeg Jets.
The team reassigned goaltender Darcy Kuemper to the club's American Hockey League affiliate the Iowa Wild. Iowa plays at home against the Abbotsford Heat tonight.
The Minnesota Wild was hit in the face with a cold dose of winter as it climbed off the team plane today in Winnipeg, but quickly had to shake off the cold for an afternoon practice at the MTS Centre. The team takes on the Jets tomorrow for its first regular season game in Winnipeg this year.
Earlier today, the Minnesota Wild recalled forward Jason Zucker from the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Iowa, and the winger will be in the lineup tonight against the Ottawa Senators.
After a dominating stretch in the comfy confines of Xcel Energy Center, the Minnesota Wild takes its show on the road tonight in Montreal, in front of an always raucous Bell Centre crowd.
Tomorrow, we turn back the clocks an hour for daylight savings. That means an extra hour of sleep for everyone. For one Minnesota Wild player, the extra hour of shuteye might be needed.
After taking yesterday off, it was an eventful day for the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center.
The game of hockey is often a lifelong love affair, cultivated at a young age by playing the sport. Here in the State of Hockey, sometimes we think that children are born with skates on, but it’s not always the case. For one reason or another, some kids don’t get the opportunity to try the sport, but Minnesota Hockey, in partnership with USA Hockey, is trying to get all youngster to give the game a try…for free.
Tonight, the Minnesota Wild looks to keep its home-unbeaten (in regulation) streak going against one of the hottest road teams in the National Hockey League, the Carolina Hurricanes.
The day after taking down the Nashville Predators, the Minnesota Wild was back on the ice at Xcel Energy Center for a late-morning practice without a key piece to the blue line.
Sometimes a change can do some good.
That’s what the Minnesota Wild is hoping for tonight as the club closes out a four-game road trip against the Florida Panthers.