Found April 18, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
ST. PAUL, Minn. Devin Setoguchi was drafted by the San Jose Sharks as the eighth-overall pick in 2005 and spent two more seasons in junior hockey before getting his break in the NHL. By the time he arrived in San Jose, the Sharks had become one of the best teams in the Western Conference, reaching the playoffs three straight years. With Setoguchi, San Jose would advance to the playoffs the next four seasons and then the high-scoring forward was traded to the Minnesota Wild last offseason. As Setoguchi recalls, he's advanced to the playoffs every hockey season since he was 16. He now feels what Minnesota has felt all too often recently. Setoguchi is watching the playoffs instead of participating in them. "It's been a while since I've had this feeling of not being in the playoffs," Setoguchi said. "It obviously stinks." It's a feeling Wild first-year coach Mike Yeo hopes sticks with his players. Minnesota's epic collapse from the top of the...

3 Wild players have minor after-season surgeries

The Minnesota Wild said Wednesday goalie Niklas Backstrom (ankle), left wing Dany Heatley (knee) and right wing Devin Setoguchi (ankle) have all had procedures done since the season ended 10 days ago. Backstrom played in 46 games this season, his fewest since his rookie year in 2006-07, posting a 19-18-7 record with a .919 save percentage that ranked 12th in the NHL. He was also...

Wild trio undergo minor surgeries

ST. PAUL, Minn. Three Minnesota Wild players have undergone minor surgeries since the end of the season. Leading scorer Dany Heatley had minor arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday. As expected, goaltender Niklas Backstrom had ankle surgery last week. Devin Setoguchi also underwent a minor procedure on his ankle last week. None of the three are expected to miss any work later this...

Wild RW Heatley has minor knee surgery

Minnesota Wild right wing Dany Heatley underwent minor knee surgery following the completion of the regular season. Heatley collected 24 goals, 29 assists and 28 penalty minutes for the Wild, who spiraled out of control after an early fast start to miss the postseason. Heatley was one of three players on the club to play in all 82 games this season. He is expected to be fine and...

Northwest Athlete Profile: Clayton Stoner

NHL Hockey: Clayton Stoner Minnesota Age: 27 DOB: 1985/02/19 POB: Port McNeill, B.C., Canada Height: 6-3 Weight: 225lbs Shoots: L, Position: D NHL Seasons: 2 It wouldn’t be the West Coast without mention of a Stoner! Clayton Stoner followed in the footsteps of another NHL star Willie Mitchell from the small West Coast logging town of Port McNeill, B.C. It is amazing that...

Niklas Backstrom Suspended for a Game

      Niklas Backstrom has been suspended for one game because of his high cross check to Rich Peverley at the end of Monday's game. Brendan Shanahan, NHL Senior Vice President for Player Safety and Hockey Operations said that "Backstrom's reaction was excessive and reckless." Bruins head coach Claude Julien said that his players have taken several high cross...

Niklas Backstrom cross check on Peverley

The Washington Captials "could" be without one of their best players because of this unnecessary and dirty cross check by Niklas Backstrom on Boston Bruins forward Richard Peverley at the end of tonight's game. Backstrom received a match penalty at the end of the game tonight for this cross-check. It will be interesting to see what kind of supplemental discipline...

Video- Backstrom’s Match Penalty

Niklas Backstrom received a match penalty at the end of the game tonight for this cross-check on Rich Peverley. A match penalty is an automatic suspension until ruled upon, which I am sure will be sometime tomorrow. Sorry for the quality of the video, if a better one is found, it will be replaced.
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