Found January 04, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
WEDNESDAY'S STORYLINES: "You are a healthy scratch." Those are words no NHL player wants to hear. Twenty-one year old defenseman Marco Scandella heard those words for the first time this season before Saturday's game vs. Phoenix. The Wild are carrying an abundance of defensemen right now and the young defenseman found himself watching from the press box. The talented Scandella will be back in the lineup tonight in Vancouver and is looking forward to the opportunity. "Pretty much take it as another day, it is a new day. I need to keep doing what I was doing and I need to be a little sharper out there" noted Scandella. Scandella played 53 games for Mike Yeo last year, including the playoffs, and trusts his coach has his best interest in mind when making decisions. "They know best. I obviously wasn't playing my best hockey and just want to help the team now and keep working hard," added Scandella. Yeo has said he feels that sometime...

Setoguchi, Wellman activated from IR

SAINT PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild have lost nine of 10 games but are finally getting back some players from the group whose injuries sent the team into a tailspin. Forwards Devin Setoguchi and Casey Wellman were activated from injured reserve Tuesday. Setoguchi (knee), 25, last played on Dec. 6 and haseight goals and five assists in 28 games. He was acquired from the San Jose...

Setoguchi, Wellman back in the lineup

VANCOUVER, B.C. -- The Minnesota Wild have seen their share of ups and downs this season along with a substantial amount of injuries but as they get ready pass the halfway point game No. 41 -- of the season they are right where they want to be.Coach Mike Yeo summed it up beautifully after morning skate on Wednesday."I think if you would have asked us back in October if we would...

Sioux Women to Introduce New Sweaters.... The Minnesota Wild 4th Jerseys (RW77)

Per Brad Schlossman:The Sioux women will debut the new Sioux jerseys against Lindenwood (not the park in South Fargo). Surely the women will smoke the first year Lindenwood...whatevers but what's more interesting is the jersey. Well, I'd show you the new picture, but... for some reason the image crashes my Firefox browser. So here is the link to it. (Maybe goon will...

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Taylor Peters!

If you haven’t heard of him, you might want to tune in. Taylor is a forward for the Portland Winterhawks who spends his free time writing screenplays, blogging, repressing violent impulses against bad drivers and saving drowning kayakers from the polluted waters of the Willamette River on New Year’s Day. On the ice, he is one of several players who wear a rotating A and he likes...

Returning players not enough as Roberto Luongo shuts out the Wild, in 3-0 road loss

The Winter Classic has steadily become a highly anticipated spectacle for the National Hockey League and a chance to expand the reach of the game to fans that may not normally watch hockey.  There is just something about watching the game played outdoors that takes any of us who played our first hockey on outdoor rinks where we are able to make a connection.  We may not have been...

Madden signs one-year deal with Panthers

Veteran forward John Madden has signed a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers.The 38-year-old is one of the best defensive forwards in hockey, having won the Selke Trophy in 2001 with the New Jersey Devils.Madden, who won three Stanley Cup championships, is joining his fourth NHL team."John is a veteran player who brings to our team a wealth of playing experience,...

Healthier Wild looks to get on track in Vancouver

The Wild will get Devin Setoguchi and Casey Wellman back tonight

Iginla scores his 500th as Wild again come up short in 3-1 road loss to Calgary

Ever watch Full Metal Jacket, Heartbreak Ridge, or even Stripes, but whether you're talking about Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, Gunnery Sergeant Highway or Sgt. Hulka the Drill Sergeant was a memorable character for their tough as nails, don't take crap from anyone style.  They drill into you discipline and force people to stop thinking as an individual and instead think and...

Minnesota vs. Vancouver – January 4th | NHL Highlights

Did you miss the Minnesota Wild vs. Vancouver Canucks game tonight? We’ve got the highlights for you. A pretty dull game played by both, and in the end the Canucks grabbed themselves a 3-0 shutout victory. Roberto Luongo turned aside all 28 shots he faced in his 700th career NHL regular-season game. Daniel Sedin collected a goal and an assist, Alex Burrows and Manny Malhotra also scored.

Minnesota Wild (21-13-6) at Vancouver Canucks (24-13-3), 10 p.m. (ET)

Following his team's loss on New Year's Eve, Wild head coach Mike Yeo said that he was ready to close out December and bring on January.
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