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ST. PAUL, Minn. The first-place Minnesota Wild have been doomed by injuries of late. Seemingly every game, another player is banged up and the lineup is again juggled.For Jarod Palmer, that was his ticket to the NHL.The 25-year-old Palmer, who grew up in nearby Fridley, Minn., made his NHL debut with the Wild in Saturday's 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Islanders at Xcel Energy Center. The rookie forward finished with a team-high six shots in 15:38 of ice time."I was just trying to shoot pucks," Palmer said after the loss. "The team was struggling to get shots in the net. I was just trying to put them there. I know I've got (Colton) Gillies and (Warren) Peters that are going to crash the net hard, so any shot might be a second or third opportunity and you've got to think that way."
The Wild placed Guillaume Latendresse on injured reserve, and Mikko Koivu (leg) and Pierre-Marc Bouchard (broken nose) were also scratched from Saturday's lineup. ...
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FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: The injuries keep piling up for the Minnesota Wild. Center Mikko Koivu will not play Saturday against the New York Islanders.
Minnesota's captain, who leads the team with 28 points, was injured during Thursday's loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, and coach Mike Yeo says Koivu is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
"You see him go off the ice...
Niklas Backstrom has been here before, but it has been a few years since his name was tossed around when the Vezina Trophy was being discussed. It was the 2008-09 season, and Backstrom was coming off back-to-back 30-plus win seasons. He put up tremendous numbers on a team that missed the playoffs and eventually finished second to Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.The next two years...
Making a grand return to his home state, former Miami University standout Jarod Palmer is slated to make his National Hockey League debut Saturday as he was called up to the Minnesota Wild, Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced Friday.
Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard are among the key forwards out with injuries, prompting more calls to Houston.
NFL icon wants concussion issue treated more seriously, and uses his video game to make the point
The Minnesota Wild are trying to regroup after back-to-back losses slowed their momentum. Coping with a slew of injuries may pose a major obstacle to getting it back.
The Wild look to withstand the absences of as many as four forwards when they host the struggling New York Islanders on Saturday night.
No team has more points than Minnesota (20-8-4), but the club is on the brink...
In a season filled with positives, the first-place Minnesota Wild are now experiencing some big-time adversity.
Getting back on track won't be easy against the surging Vancouver Canucks - their closest pursuer in the Northwest Division.
The Wild look to end a season-high three-game skid with their first win at Vancouver in nearly three years Monday night.
Among the league...
For any of you TV trivia buffs out there, can you give me the name of the theme song to the hit TV show M*A*S*H? No, its not called the M*A*S*H theme song, but one of the most depressing titles in music history; Suicide Is Painless by Johnny Mandel and Mike Altman. The song choice is appropriate for the show that had a strong anti-war message as it plotted the difficult journey...
The fist-place Minnesota Wild will try to avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season when they host the lowly New York Islanders for this evening's clash at Xcel Energy Center.
Also against the Islanders, Minnesota will be without Casey Wellman, and Jarod Palmer will make his NHL debut.
Despite three straight losses, including back-to-back shootout defeats, the Minnesota Wild are still sitting comfortably atop the Northwest Division standings.
Isles 2, Wild 1 (SO)
Frans Nielsen scored the only goal of the shootout and Al Montoya made 20 saves as the Islanders earned their first point beyond 60 minutes this season with a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild in front of 18,20...