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The injury-ravaged Minnesota Wild have recalled two more reinforcements from their AHL affiliate, forwards Jed Ortmeyer and Chad Rau.
Minnesota made the moves on Sunday. The 33-year-old Ortmeyer played in four games for the Wild last season and was tied for first on the Houston Aeros with a plus-11 rating in 22 games this season. Rau is a native of Eden Prairie, Minn., who has five goals and nine assists in 29 games for the Aeros.
The Wild already have used 33 players this season. Rau would be the 11th rookie to play, most in the NHL this season.
The Wild are currently missing four of their top six forwards to injury, plus Casey Wellman, who was placed on injured reserve. Cody Almond was reassigned to Houston.
BEST OF MAXIM
SAINT PAULMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. The Wild announced they have signed center Zack Phillips to an entry-level contract.
Phillips, 19, was selected by Minnesota in the first round (28th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He has tallied 54 points (19-35=54) and a 30 rating in 32 games with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) this season. Phillips...
MONDAY'S STORYLINES: Play the system. Stay structured. Be disciplined. Those are words used by Wild players when describing how they have been successful this season despite a barrage of injuries.
In their 2-1 shootout loss on Saturday to the NY Islanders, Mike Yeo felt the team lost sight of the system that has been so successful for Minnesota.
"That's what disappoints...
The Minnesota Wild placed right wing Casey Wellman on injured reserve Sunday with a wrist injury.
Wellman, who did not play in the team's last two games, was injured during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
The 24-year-old Wellman has collected two goals and two assists in seven contests this season.
Minnesota recalled forwards Jed Ortmeyer and Chad Rau from Houston...
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After the Wild's 2-1 shootout loss to the New York Islanders, Head Coach Mike Yeo said it all when he stated, "Our last shootout loss felt like a win, but this shootout loss feels like a loss." It was a miserable effort. The Wild were banged up no question; no Mikko Koivu, no Devin Setoguchi, no Guillaume Latendresse and no Pierre-Marc Bouchard but that didn'...
By JON PALMIERI
STATS EditorIn 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...
Pierre-Marc Bouchard will return to the Wild's lineup after missing two games because of a broken nose. Minnesotan Chad Rau is with the team, but won't play tonight.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard wasn't playing against the Islanders what is still being called a broken nose and facial soreness. Greg Zanon, a healthy scratch last game, returned.
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...
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.
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...