Found March 21, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
WEDNESDAY'S STORYLINE: After a 15-game absence due to an upper body injury, the Wild will get captain Mikko Koivu back tomorrow against Calgary. Koivu has missed 23 of the past 27 games, but his frustration has turned to excitement in anticipation of tomorrow night's game. "I am very excited, it has been a long couple weeks here. Feeling good to be out there in practice, but obviously a game situation is what you are looking for and I am very excited, added Koivu. Mike Yeo knows the presence of Koivu will provide an immediate boost to the lineup. "It should provide a big lift for all of us, we are excited to have him back in there. What a leader he is for us, as far as emotionally what he puts into the game and his will to win every night, and skill wise, what he can add to our group, said Yeo. The loss of Koivu made a huge impact on Minnesota's lineup this season. Koivu has played 45 games this season and tallied 37 points; the Wild are 22-16-7 in those g...

Wild confident after beating Vancouver

THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: The Wild will get a big boost Thursday night against Calgary with the return of captain Mikko Koivu, and his teammates know that better than anyone. "It is huge," center Kyle Brodziak said. "Everybody knows how valuable to the team he is on the ice, but what people don't see is his value off the ice. He is a leader on our team. In between...

Versatile Cullen does it all in Wild SO win

ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cullen has just about seen it all in his 14-year NHL career. He's played in 1,000 career games, scored 534 points, won a Stanley Cup, has played on the power play and killed penalties. In the rarest of cases, the Moorhead, Minn. native has even played a little bit of defense. Cullen displayed his versatility again Thursday night...

Wild C Koivu to return Thursday against Flames

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu will return Thursday night against the Calgary Flames, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced Wednesday.Koivu has missed 15 consecutive games and 23 of the past 27 contests with a shoulder injury.The 29-year-old has 10 goals and 27 assists in 45 games for Minnesota this season.

SWAT Team Member Rappels From Rafters to Drop Puck Before Minnesota Wild Game (Photo)

Ceremonial puck drops are nice. Someone walks out on a red carpet, the two players stand politely and then the guest drops the puck and the teams get ready for the game to start. Except sometimes a team decides to mix things up, and a guy drops from the rafters hanging upside down on a rappel line to do the honors. That's what happened before Thursday night's Minnesota Wild...

Canucks defenseman punches opponent, but impact of punch hits other Canucks defenseman in face (Video)

In Monday night NHL action from Minnesota, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome punched Minnesota Wild forward Stephane Veilleux in the face. However, it was Rome's teammate, defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who actually absorbed the worst of the impact after Rome's punch knocked Veilleux's helmet into Bieska's face. It happened in the second period of the game. ...

Wild 3, Flames 2, SO

Devin Setoguchi scored in the fourth round of a shootout in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Dany Heatley and Darroll Powe scored in regulation for the Wild. Josh Harding stopped 27 shots and all four Calgary shots in the shootout to hand the Flames their fourth straight loss Lee Stempniak and Anton Babchuk scored for Calgary...

Setoguchi's SO goal lifts Wild over Flames

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Not even a two-goal lead against a team short a couple of defenseman was enough for the Calgary Flames to turn things around. Devin Setoguchi scored in the fourth round of a shootout in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 comeback victory over the Flames on Thursday night. "It's just frustrating," Calgary's Blake Comeau said. "All around...

Game #73: Minnesota Wild vs Calgary Flames, Thursday March 22, 2012 at 7:00pm (CST), Xcel ...

Record Pts Div. Rank G/G GA/G PP% PK% Minnesota Wild (23-30-10) 70 4th Northwest 2.06 (30) 2.65 (16) 15.0% (25) 82.9% (13) Calgary Flames (34-26-14) 82 3rd Northwest 2.43 (26) 2.61 (13) 17.2% (15) 83.6%(9)   Minnesota Wild Top 5 Scorers: G A Pts 1. #15 Dany Heatley 20 26 46 2. #21 Kyle Brodziak...
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