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ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild called up some defensive reinforcement for the opening of the playoffs in Chicago, adding defenseman Marco Scandella from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
Minnesota, the eighth seed in the Western Conference, is in the playoffs for the first time in five years and face the top-seeded Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Scandella, 23, played in six games for the Wild earlier this season with a goal and four penalty minutes. He was sent down to Houston in early February and had two goals and 15 assists in 45 games for the Aeros. Scandella added one goal in two Calder Cup playoff games for Houston.
Minnesota reassigned forward Stephane Veilleux to the Aeros in a corresponding move.Scandella played 63 games for the Wild last season, with three goals and nine assists. He was second among all NHL rookies last year in blocked shots (106) and average time on ice (21 minutes, 46 seconds).
The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Montreal, Quebec, skated in 63 contests with Minnesota in 2011-12 and collected 12 points (3-9=12) and 19 PIM. He ranked second among NHL rookies in TOIgame (21:46) and logged a franchise-record 35:32 in ice time vs. Chicago on April 5, 2012. He notched two assists in 20 games with Minnesota and added 19 points (3-16=19) in 33 games with Houston during the 2010-11 campaign.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. Josh Harding's first start in the NHL since his return from injured reserve is going to be Game 1 of the playoffs for the Minnesota Wild.
Minnesota's starting goaltender, Niklas Backstrom, was injured in pregame warmups Tuesday. Backstrom, who tied for the league lead with 24 wins, started the final 15 games this season for the Wild and 31 of the last 33...
ST. PAUL, Minn. With one day remaining until the Minnesota Wild open the playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks, Minnesota coach Mike Yeo wasn't going to reveal the status of injured forward Jason Pominville.
Pominville, the Wild's big pickup at the trade deadline, has missed the past two games with an upper-body injury, but he returned to practice Monday as Minnesota prepares...
ST. PAUL, Minn. Listening to Mike Rupp speak about winning the Stanley Cup, it's easy to see why the road to the championship is at once rewarding and agonizing.
Getting the chance to lift the cup after surviving the playoffs is special. Even 10 years since Rupp won the Stanley Cup for the only time so far in his career, the scenes of the playoffs gone by can run through Rupp...
The Minnesota Wild have summoned Stephane Veilleux from the AHL who has had three goals and five assists in a total of thirty-three games this season. This is his first crack at the parent club this year.
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Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom tied for the NHL lead with 24 regular-season wins, but he wasn’t in net for the Wild’s playoff opener against the top-seeded Blackhawks on Tuesday.
That duty fell to seldom-used backup Josh Harding, who became the only goaltender on the Minnesota roster after Backstrom went down with an injury during warmups.
The Wild’s third-string goalie...
Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom was a late scratch from the lineup for Tuesday's playoff opener against the Chicago Blackhawks because of a leg injury.
Backstrom appeared to injure his left leg reaching for a puck during pregame warmups and headed to the locker room. He was replaced in the lineup by Josh Harding.
The Wild were also without right wing Jason Pominville...
Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville will sit out Tuesday's playoff opener against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Pominville missed the last two games of the regular season after he was elbowed in the chin by Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings. He practiced Monday but coach Mike Yeo says he's ''not quite ready.''
Yeo says the Wild have to ''look...
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The shortened, 48-game NHL regular season is over and the conference seeds and matchups are set. It’s time for some playoff hockey.
Here in the Midwest, we’re lucky to see two of our own teams face off in the first round. The No. 1 seed Chicago Blackhawks and the No. 8 seed Minnesota Wild played each other three times in the regular season with Chicago winning two out of the...
Back in 1991 there was Minnesota hockey team that just barely made the playoffs. They were the North Stars and since they just barely made it they were 'lucky' enough to draw the top seeded team in the Campbell Conference in arch rival Chicago Blackhawks. The Blackhawks were anchored by one of the best forwards in the NHL in Jeremy Roenick, as well as Steve Larmer, Dirk...
We have already covered the Chicago Blackhawks, now it’s time to check out their first round opponent. The Minnesota Wild are being represented by the crew at HockeyWilderness.com. Make sure to follow them as well on Twitter @HockeyWilderness.
They opened the questions to everyone at the site, so there will be multiple answers for each question.
1. The Minnesota Wild needed...
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Game 1: at Chicago Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:00 PM CT, CBC, FSN, NBCSN
Game 2: at Chicago Friday, May 3, 2013 8:30 PM CT, CBC, FSN, NBCSN
Game 3: at Minnesota Sunday May 5, 2013 2:00 PM CT, CBC, NBC
Game 4: at Minnesota Tuesday, April 30, 2013 May 7, 8:30 PM CT, CBC, FSN, NBCSN
GAME 5: at Chicago Thursday May 9, 2013...