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The Minnesota Wild embark on a very important three-game road trip through Western Canada, and it starts tonight in Vancouver against the hated Canucks. The Wild have been hit hard lately by the injury bug, but they will welcome back one of those key players tonight as Pierre-Marc Bouchard returns to the line-up.Bouchard has 5 goals and 13 assists for 18 points so far this season, and he also plays a key role on the team's top power-play unit at the point. Head coach Mike Yeo spoke this morning about the value of Bouchard to his team. "Well, you look at the guys we have out right now and it's not just the high number of players but the talent level we're missing," the coach noted. "Butch (Bouchard) has terrific skills with the puck and that is something we have really missed lately."Bouchard was playing so well when he got hurt, probably his best hockey of the season. So we are excited to get him back out there and see if he can pick up where he left ...
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The injury-ravaged Minnesota Wild have recalled two more reinforcements from their AHL affiliate, forwards Jed Ortmeyer and Chad Rau.
Minnesota made the moves on Sunday. The 33-year-old Ortmeyer played in four games for the Wild last season and was tied for first on the Houston Aeros with a plus-11 rating in 22 games this season. Rau is a native of Eden Prairie, Minn., who has five...
CALGARY -- The Minnesota Wild and their fans used to cringe when a game in Calgary came up on the schedule, as it has for Tuesday night. The franchise's first 25 games in Calgary were downright ugly as the Wild went just 3-19-3. In that horrific stretch, the visitors averaged only 1.88 goals per game, and their power-play succeeded at a punchless 11 percent rate.
But more recently...
SAINT PAULMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. The Wild announced they have signed center Zack Phillips to an entry-level contract.
Phillips, 19, was selected by Minnesota in the first round (28th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He has tallied 54 points (19-35=54) and a 30 rating in 32 games with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) this season. Phillips...
MONDAY'S STORYLINES: Play the system. Stay structured. Be disciplined. Those are words used by Wild players when describing how they have been successful this season despite a barrage of injuries.
In their 2-1 shootout loss on Saturday to the NY Islanders, Mike Yeo felt the team lost sight of the system that has been so successful for Minnesota.
"That's what disappoints...
The Minnesota Wild placed right wing Casey Wellman on injured reserve Sunday with a wrist injury.
Wellman, who did not play in the team's last two games, was injured during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
The 24-year-old Wellman has collected two goals and two assists in seven contests this season.
Minnesota recalled forwards Jed Ortmeyer and Chad Rau from Houston...
Pierre-Marc Bouchard will return to the Wild's lineup after missing two games because of a broken nose. Minnesotan Chad Rau is with the team, but won't play tonight.
Trying to end a four-game skid, the Wild may miss Mikko Koivu for a third straight game
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO
A slew of injuries may be catching up to the Minnesota Wild.
Visiting the Calgary Flames could get them untracked.
The Wild will try to snap a four-game slide by prolonging the Flames' four-game skid and continuing their success at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday night.
Minnesota (20-9-5) is without forwards Mikko Koivu (leg), Devin Setoguchi...
By JON PALMIERI
STATS EditorIn a season filled with positives, the first-place Minnesota Wild are now experiencing some big-time adversity.Getting back on track won't be easy against the surging Vancouver Canucks - their closest pursuer in the Northwest Division.The Wild look to end a season-high three-game skid with their first win at Vancouver in nearly three years Monday night...
In a season filled with positives, the first-place Minnesota Wild are now experiencing some big-time adversity.
Getting back on track won't be easy against the surging Vancouver Canucks - their closest pursuer in the Northwest Division.
The Wild look to end a season-high three-game skid with their first win at Vancouver in nearly three years Monday night.
Among the league...
Isles 2, Wild 1 (SO)
Frans Nielsen scored the only goal of the shootout and Al Montoya made 20 saves as the Islanders earned their first point beyond 60 minutes this season with a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild in front of 18,20...
Despite three straight losses, including back-to-back shootout defeats, the Minnesota Wild are still sitting comfortably atop the Northwest Division standings.
The Minnesota Wild have hit a snag since ripping off seven straight wins and look to get back on track tonight with a showdown versus the Northwest Division-rival Calgary Flames at the Saddledome.