Wild captain Mikko Koivu wasn’t at morning skate, presumably with his fiancée Helena, after the couple gave birth to a baby girl.
Jake Dowell's on-ice battles are nothing compared to what the Wild forward faces off the ice.
Dowell's father, John, and brother, Luke, are both diagnosed with Huntington's disease, a devastating, hereditary, degenerative brain disorder with no cure. The disease slowly diminishes the person afflicted both physically and cognitively until death.
The Minnesota Wild is expected roll out its top line and D-pair tomorrow night when the club concludes a home-and-home series with the Winnipeg Jets at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild took the first game of the series in Winnipeg on Thursday, 4-1.
The Minnesota Wild will travel to Winnipeg tomorrow for its first road preseason game against new Central Division rival, the Jets. The team will bring 22 players, but the official lineup is yet to be set. The Lighthouse will have a lineup card tomorrow after morning skate.
On cue with the eve of the Wild’s preseason opener, temperatures dipped last night in the Minnesota. It was as if the opening NHL contest brought with it hockey weather. Tonight, the Wild opens the preseason at Xcel Energy Center against the split-squad Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m.
The Wild lineup will boast a mix of veterans and young players auditioning for roster spots once the regular season rolls around.
With the Wild’s top line out of tomorrow night’s contest against the Columbus Blue Jackets (check out the Lighthouse’s lineup post from earlier today), the club’s focus at today’s training camp practice, presented by Andersen Windows, was on the power play and special teams.
The day before the Minnesota Wild opens the preseason, the Lighthouse learned the lineup for tomorrow’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota will use tomorrow’s game as an audition for youngsters and give a few new veterans a chance to acclimatize to the club’s systems and surroundings.
Minnesota Wild fans of all ages picked practice over watching Saturday morning cartoons today, as the club opened the doors of Xcel Energy Center for day three of training camp, presented by Andersen Windows.
While Xcel Energy Center arena workers moved the NHL banners hanging in the rafters to reflect the shifting National Hockey League divisions, today’s Minnesota Wild Training Camp, presented by Andersen Windows, featured a scrimmage with the players splitting into Green and White (Group A wore white, while Group B was in green).
The Minnesota Wild Training Camp, presented by Andersen Windows, will open the doors of Xcel Energy Center at 11 a.m. Sunday for a Green vs. White scrimmage. The event is free and open to the public.
If you can’t make it to the Twin Cities on Sunday don’t sweat it because Wild.com will live stream the scrimmage. Wild Radio Host Kevin Falness will emcee the broadcast alongside FOX Sports North analysts Mike Greenlay and Wes Walz.