Found February 10, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild put forward Brad Staubitz on waivers Friday, a day after suffering a third straight tough loss. Staubitz, 27, was scoreless and was a minus-7 with a team-high 73 penalty minutes in 43 games this season. The enforcer was acquired from the San Jose Sharks in 2010 and had career-highs with four goals, five assists and 173 penalty minutes last season for Minnesota. He played 6 minutes in Thursday's 5-2 home loss to Vancouver. After leading the NHL as recently as Dec. 15, the Wild have slipped out of a playoff position. Coach Mike Yeo was visibly upset after Thursday night's loss, which dropped Minnesota from a tie for eighth in the Western Conference to 10th place. The Wild host Columbus on Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center. Follow Brian Hall on Twitter.

Wild's Staubitz clears waivers

SATURDAY'S STORY LINE: Mike Lundin, who has been a healthy scratch in 16 of the last 20 games will be back in the lineup tonight for the Minnesota Wild, versus Columbus. "It has been long enough for him and we want to give him a chance here. He has played some really good hockey for us," said coach Mike Yeo. At different points of the season, injecting a new player...

Koivu returns to face Vancouver tonight

ST. PAUL, Minn. The wait and speculation is over. Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu was activated from injured reserve Thursday and will be in the lineup when Minnesota hosts the Vancouver Canucks. Koivu, who hasnt played since Jan. 14 because of a shoulder injury, has been skating in practice and for over a week, but hadnt been cleared to play. The Wild, who are tied for eighth...

Wild can't go wrong as deadline approaches

ST. PAUL, Minn. The Minnesota Wild might have been the biggest surprise in the NHL when they were leading the league in mid-December with a franchise-best 20-8-5 start. After just two wins in their next 12 games, they were on the outside of the playoff picture.Certainly, Minnesota accelerated its development timetable with a fast start to the season, but are the Wild truly a team...

Wild begin home-heavy part of schedule

THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: Home sweet home. Home isn't a place the Wild have seen a lot of the last few months. Minnesota has played 20 of the last 29 games on the road and they are looking forward to unpacking their suitcases and being at home for awhile. Minnesota will play 18 of their final 29 games in St. Paul. "It has been a long stretch on the road, it is something...

Wild D Stoner placed on injured reserve

Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner was placed on injured reserve on Thursday with a lower body injury. Coach Mike Yeo told the team's website that Stoner is week-to-week with the injury. Stoner, 26, has collected three assists and 47 penalty minutes in 39 games this season.

Staubitz placed on waivers

One day after a one-sided loss to Vancouver, Wild winger Brad Staubitz was given his walking papers

Gophers star Rau suspended one game for hit

The Minnesota Gophers' second-leading goal-scorer, Kyle Rau, was suspended today for one-game, due to a recent hit he put on Denver's Jason Zucker -- a Minnesota Wild prospect. Rau, a freshman from Eden Prairie, was dealt a one-game suspension by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association under the league's Supplementary Discipline Policy and Procedures. Rau, a 5-foot...

Break before Denver series good for Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS Last season, the Minnesota Gophers men's hockey team received their weekend bye in mid-January, less than three weeks after the holiday break. In the Gophers' eyes, the timing of the break was unfortunate because they didn't feel they needed a break at the time. After the weekend off, Minnesota went 6-5-3 the rest of the way to finish 13-10-5 in the WCHA...

Canucks vs. Minnesota Wild Betting Odds & Handicapping Preview Feb. 8

An Ironman After Thursday? A battle between the #1 and #2 teams in the Northwest Division headlines a busy night of NHL Betting action Thursday. The Vancouver Canucks, winners of two straight games and having played five straight extra-time contests head into Minnesota to take on the struggling Wild. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS CLUBHOUSE TODAY! Vancouver Canucks...

Koivu returns to Wild lineup after missing 8 games

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu returned to the lineup on Thursday night after missing eight games because of an injured left shoulder.

Koivu back in Wild lineup Thursday

The Minnesota Wild will have captain Mikko Koivu in the lineup when they host the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.

Ian Esplen: Canucks/Wild Game Day

Follow me on Twitter for random hockey talk, question and answer sessions, and the odd witty tweet Twitter Buttons The Vancouver Canucks head into the unkind confines of the Xcel Energy Center tonight to play the Minnesota Wild. Roberto Luongo is expected to get the start tonight, after posting back-to-back shutouts in his past two games against the Wild. However, on the road...

POST GAME: at Minnesota

 POST GAME ON THE ROAD presented by: With one diving glove save on the goal line that looked eerily similar to a game-saving stop a few years ago, Steve Mason deflated the Minnesota Wild and changed the game for the Blue Jackets. ...

Koivu returns tonight vs. Vancouver; Stoner placed on IR; Lots of interest in Ruutu

Captain Mikko Koivu will return tonight against Vancouver. A lot of teams are showing interest in Carolina winger Tuomo Ruutu.
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