Wild's Granlund, Kuemper practicing, nearing return

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikael Granlund's words expressed anything but certainty. His tone, though, was indicative of an excited young man on the verge of his first NHL postseason appearance. The Wild center practiced again Monday, for the second time in three days after missing Minnesota's final six games of the regular season with an upper-body injury. Gliding comfortably around...
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Wild goaltenders continue shaky stretch in loss to Canucks

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo walked away from his postgame press conference on Wednesday night, perhaps dangling a carrot in front of his two goaltenders. Yeo summarized a game Thursday -- calling it a "weird game" -- in which he changed goaltenders and said he hadn't decided who would be in net when Minnesota turns around quickly and plays in St...
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Wild shot down again, this time by Columbus

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- For 65 minutes Saturday, Darcy Kuemper and Sergei Bobrovsky waged a goaltending duel that befit two teams who have climbed in their respective conference standings led by the goaltenders. Kuemper, the Minnesota Wild rookie, went stop for stop with Bobrovsky, the defending Vezina Trophy winner for the league's best goaltender, until the shootout and he even...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Kuemper's attitude helps him ride the wave of emotions

EDINA, Minn. -- Spend any time around Minnesota Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper and it's easy to see his relaxed nature; his wide smile is the first thing one notices outside his 6-foot-5 frame. When media is allowed into the locker room, Kuemper comes off very much as an NHL rookie, quiet and ceding to veteran teammates. Those teammates say he's different on the ice or behind...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild acquire Ilya Bryzgalov

Minnesota Wild acquire Ilya BryzgalovThe Minnesota Wild chose to make a low risk move a day before the trade deadline, acquiring goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers. The move cost the Wild nearly nothing, just a 4th round draft pick in the upcoming draft. After a nearly a week of speculation in which the Wild had been linked to Martin Brodeur and Jaroslav Halak, the...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kuemper has 21 saves in Wild's 3-0 win over Oilers

Darcy Kuemper made 21 saves to earn his second career shutout and the Minnesota Wild returned from the Olympic break with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Mikael Granlund, Stephane Veilleux and Dany Heatley scored for the Wild, who won their third game in a row. The Oilers have lost two in a row after winning five of their previous six. It was the fifth...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Can the Wild compete in the playoffs?

Much has been made about the NHL’s Western Conference superiority over the hapless Eastern Conference throughout the first half of the season. Caught almost directly in the middle of the meat grinder is the Minnesota Wild, who is currently caught in between the 7th and 8th seed with their former division rival, the Vancouver Canucks. With the home stretch off in the distance and...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild game preview: Struggling Oilers visit Xcel Energy Center

The Minnesota Wild returns to action tonight, looking to improve in the middle frame of a short 3 game home stand. They will look to build on their slight edge over the ninth-place Phoenix Coyotes as they host an Edmonton Oilers squad that has continually had difficulties living up to their talent level for several years. Edmonton arrives in frigid St. Paul as the owners of the second...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild send Kuemper back to Houston

ST. PAUL, Minn. Following a one-game stint as a backup, the Minnesota Wild reassigned goaltender Darcy Kuemper back to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Minnesota had called up Kuemper, 22, for one game in Dallas as the Wild chose not to have starting goaltender Niklas Backstrom travel to play the Stars. Backstrom, who had started 15 of the previous 16 games, stayed...
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March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild reassign Kuemper to AHLs Aeros

ST. PAUL, Minn. Healed from his lower-body injury, rookie goaltender Darcy Kuemper was activated Wednesday from injured reserve by the Minnesota Wild and reassigned to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Kuemper, 22, was 1-2-0 with a 2.22 goals-against average and .924 save percentage in four games for Minnesota this season, making his NHL debut. Kuemper, who last played...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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