Found January 09, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
ST. PAUL, Minn. A month ago, the Minnesota Wild were the hottest team in the National Hockey League. Today, they're barely clinging to one of the top eight spots in the Western Conference.A rough month of December and two losses in early January have dropped the Wild quite a ways down in the standings. Minnesota lost eight straight games last month, only to snap the streak with a win Dec. 29 before losing three more in a row prior to Tuesday's home game against San Jose.While it's been a tough stretch mentally for first-year Wild coach Mike Yeo and his team, Minnesota continues to stay upbeat at the season's midway point, realizing there's plenty of hockey left."I don't want to think about how we played a month ago. We're right here, right now and playing another game tomorrow," Wild captain Mikko Koivu said Monday. "There's things we can do better than what we did last game and there's things that we did good that we want to keep ...

Concussion symptoms put Bouchard on IR

ST. PAUL, Minn. Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard, the team's fourth-leading points scorer, will be placed on injured reserve with concussion-like symptoms. General manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday that Bouchard, who has a history of concussions, has felt "a little bit of pressure from time to time" since he was hit Dec. 13 by Winnipeg's Zach Bogosian. Bouchard...

Wild F Bouchard out indefinitely with concussion

Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard was scratched from Tuesday's game and is out indefinitely with a concussion. Bouchard, who has a history of concussions, was hurt against Vancouver last Wednesday. Bouchard sat out all but on game of the 2009-10 season with a head injury and didn't return until 24 games remained in last season. Minnesota is already missing forwards...

Cullen will play his 1,000th game vs. Sharks

TUESDAY'S STORY LINE: Matt Cullen still remembers his first NHL game with Anaheim like it was yesterday. It was October 28th, 1997, he was a baby in the NHL and only two years removed from high school in Moorehead, Minnesota. "I remember it very clearly, it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. It was at Maple Leaf Gardens. I will never forget it, it was a fun experience...

Wild Pierre-Marc Bouchard Has Concussion

IN Northwest NHL division news today Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard was scratched from Tuesday's game and is out indefinitely with a concussion. Bouchard, who has a history of concussions, was hurt against Vancouver last Wednesday. Bouchard has nine goals and 13 assists on the season.

Cullen leads Wild past Sharks 5-4 in shootout

Matt Cullen scored in the third period and in the first round of the shootout to help the skidding Minnesota Wild recover from a late stumble to beat San Jose 5-4 on Tuesday night, stopping the Sharks' four-game winning streak.

Wild F Bouchard out indefinitely

Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard will be out indefinitely due to concussion-like symptoms.

Wild needs Dany Heatley to score

Dany Heatley scored 26 goals for the San Jose Sharks last season and described it as a "bad year all the way through." Halfway...

Sharks and Wild headed in opposite directions

By MATT BECKER,STATS Senior Writer When San Jose and Minnesota last met, the Sharks were in the midst of a rough stretch while the Wild were rolling. These teams are once again heading in opposite directions, this time with San Jose surging and Minnesota sputtering. The Sharks look to win their fifth straight game Tuesday night when they visit a Wild team trying to avoid losing...

Cullen celebrates his 1,000 game with some clutch goals to give the Wild a huge 5-4 shootout ...

"But the cat came back, the very next day the old cat came back, thought he was a goner, but the cat came back, 'cause he wouldn't stay away" are the lyrics to the classic children's song The Cat Came Back by Fiddlin' John Carson was going through my head as I heard news that former Wild bench boss Todd Richards was now the interim Head Coach of the Columbus...

Captain Obvious

To state that "Wild forward Dany Heatley needs to score more" is akin to the following statements:1. The Sun needs to come up tomorrow morning if we're going to be able to sustain life on Earth.2. Boy, I sure hope gravity works tomorrow when I'm driving to work.3. A cold beer would taste good right now.And while I do like the fact that the local newspapers are covering...

Wild’s Pierre-Marc Bouchard out with concussion symptoms related to controversial hit

There are a few players in the NHL that have been through concussion-related hell and then returned as effective, key players for their teams. Patrice Bergeron is one of them. One hopes Marc Staal is another. Then there's Pierre-Marc Bouchard of the Minnesota Wild. Bouchard was more than just a very good player who returned from a prolonged absence as a standout player for the...

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