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The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenseman Tyler Cuma from their minor league affiliate for the final days of the regular season.
They made the move on Wednesday under emergency conditions. The Wild have a long list of injured players, with two more games left. They host Chicago on Thursday and Phoenix on Saturday.
If he plays, Cuma will become the latest first-round draft pick to make his debut with the Wild. The 22-year-old Cuma was taken by the Wild with the 23rd overall pick in 2008.
The Toronto native has nine assists in 68 games for the Houston Aeros in the AHL this season.
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild on Wednesday called up defenseman Tyler Cuma from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions.
Cuma, 22, has recorded nine assists and 42 penalty minutes in 68 games with Houston this season. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound native of Toronto has never appeared in an NHL game. He was selected by Minnesota in the first round...
THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: With Clayton Stoner out with an upper-body injury for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks, defenseman Tyler Cuma will make his long-awaited NHL debut. Cuma, 22, was Minnesota's first-round pick in 2008 and has battled countless injuries and setbacks over the past few seasons, including a torn ACL last season.
The defenseman was...
ST. PAUL, Minn. When a team is down to six defensemen, one making his NHL debut, the last thing a coach wants is to see one of those players getting ejected in the first period.
That's exactly what Wild coach Mike Yeo witnessed on Thursday night at the beginning of Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win over the Blackhawks, but Nate Prosser's ejection for head-butting Jamal Mayers...
Minnesota Wild center Kyle Brodziak saw teammate Darroll Powe’s skate size 12 Nike skate up close and personally during the first period of Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators. Powe was toppling over and clipped Brodziak on the way down. Brodziak was cut, but it wasn’t nearly as nasty as it could have been. Here’s video of the potentially extremely ugly incident...
TUESDAY'S STORY LINES: The Minnesota Wild will go for their fourth straight win and try to continue to play spoiler Tuesday night in Nashville. The Wild will be facing the Predators, who are fighting for the fourth spot in the Western Conference. The fourth spot would guarantee Nashville home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Currently the Predators sit in fifth place with...
NASHVILLE – This week I caught up with Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck to talk about the season that was in Minnesota, Mike Yeo’s first season behind the bench and more.RLD: Let’s talk about the tale of two halves for you guys. What went right in the first half?Cal Clutterbuck: We were playing a certain way in our system, playing hard. We had a full lineup for the most part...
Minnesota Wild defenseman Nate Prosser is facing a likely suspension after giving a headbutt to the face of Chicago Blackhawks right winger Jamal Mayers during the first period of Thursday night's NHL game in Chicago.
Prosser and Mayers were caught up in a scrum on the side of the Blackhawks net when Prosser nailed Mayers in the face with the top of his helmet. Prosser...
via Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, The game began with a frightening incident when the skate of linemate Darroll Powe struck center Kyle Brodziak in the face. Blood fell and Brodziak rushed to the bench.
“It was scary,” Yeo said. “I think it shows you how much he’s respected by our whole team. As soon as it happened, there was a lot of concern. We’ve got Mikko yelling...
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The Minnesota Wild are looking to play spoiler from here on out and what better way than to derail the Predators drive to get home ice at season’s end.
The Predators lost a heart-breaker on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd, unfortunately swimming with red shirts of the opposition. To come back from a 4 goal deficit to tie the game...
By Seth Lake
Heading into their final three games of the regular season in the midst of a fight for the fourth seed in the Western Conference and home-ice advantage in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning next week, the Nashville Predators took to the ice at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night facing a Minnesota Wild club that had fallen out of the playoff race, but...
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