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2014 Wild Draft Preview: Goaltenders

Could Thatcher Demko be the first goaltender ever to be taken in the 1st round by the Minnesota Wild? Goaltenders are kind of like bacon.  You can go on in life without thinking about it much, but it can make life (for teams) so much easier if its there and often can be the difference between something that is ‘just ok’ and something great.  Just think about it, a hamburger...
Via State of Hockey News
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Iowa wild goalie gets puck stuck in goalie mask

Iowa Wild goalie Johan Gustafsson  had a freak incident happen when a puck got stuck in one of the eye holes in his mask. This is exactly why cat eyes are banned at some of the lower levels of hockey, though something like this is very rare. [@cjzero] The post Iowa Wild Goalie Gets Puck Stuck in Goalie Mask appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Parise to IR, Josh Harding set to return for Wild

Facing a critical stretch of four straight home games, the Minnesota Wild will be without one of their top offensive players for at least one game, but could get back their top performer in goal. Minnesota placed Zach Parise, the team's third-leading scorer with 27 points, on injured reserve Saturday. The Wild also reassigned goaltender Johan Gustafsson to the Iowa Wild of the...
Via Fox Sports North
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild's Harding placed on IR

Goaltender Josh Harding has been put on IR to change some treatments to help his multiple sclerosis. According to the Minnesota Wild's twitter page, the protocol is for a minor adjustment that is a type of protocol. Harding is apparently feeling great, as he is having the best season of his career and he is waiting to return to the lineup in Winnipeg on December 27th. So far...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Harding Goes On IR

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has placed goaltender Josh Harding on Injured Reserve and recalled goaltender Johan Gustafsson from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). “Over the next week, Josh will make a minor adjustment to his treatment protocol,” said Fletcher. “Josh...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild put ailing Parise on IR with bruised foot

The Minnesota Wild have placed left wing Zach Parise on injured reserve because of a bruised foot. The move was made Saturday. The Wild recalled goalie Johan Gustafsson from Iowa of the AHL to take Parise's spot on the active roster, but Parise can be taken off injured reserve at any time. Parise has 15 goals and 12 assists in 37 games. He was hurt Nov. 25 at St. Louis and...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Josh Harding named NHL's Third Star of Week; Darcy Kuemper recalled

As speculated in today's paper, the Wild did indeed flip backup goalies this morning. With Niklas Backstrom sidelined with a concussion, Johan Gustafsson was reassigned to AHL Iowa and Darcy Kuemper recalled for the two-game road trip to Montreal and Ottawa (actually a four-game trip, but the Wild's returning home Thursday before heading to Winnipeg on Friday for practice...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild recall goaltender Darcy Kuemper from AHL

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild announced Monday thatthey have recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the teams AHL affiliate, theIowa Wild. Minnesota also reassigned goalie Johan Gustafsson to Iowa.Gustafsson was originally recalled on Nov. 15 afterMinnesotas Niklas Backstrom suffered an injury during the Wilds win againstToronto. Josh Harding replaced Backstrom in that game...
Via Fox Sports North
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild recall goalie Gustafsson from AHL Iowa

With Niklas Backstrom hurt, Minnesota has recalled Johan Gustafsson from its AHL affiliate in Iowa. Gustafsson, 21, is 3-1-0 this season in Iowa with a 2.45 GAA and .920 save percentage. Though he’s yet to make his NHL debut for the Wild, he has been brought up once already this season and this latest recall marks the second straight time he’s gotten the nod over Darcy Kuemper...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild: No. 3 goalie Johan Gustafsson returned to Iowa

The Wild sent goalie Johan Gustafsson back to the AHL Iowa Wild on Sunday morning, a sign that Josh Harding is healthy enough to dress in the Wild's Monday night game against Chicago. Gustafsson was called up Friday after Harding was injured in the team's Thursday night game, and Gustafsson was the backup Saturday night while Harding was out with a lower body injury. Gustafsson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild call up Gustafsson as back up

The Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie Johan Gustafsson from the AHL, after a lower-body injury that forced Josh Harding out of the last game after two periods. Gustafsson was 2-0 with a 1.99 goals against average in three games this season for the Iowa Wild. The sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft played in his native Sweden last season and has not appeared in an NHL game. He&...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild call up Gustafsson to back up Backstrom

The Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie Johan Gustafsson from the AHL, after a lower-body injury that forced Josh Harding out of the last game after two periods. Gustafsson was 2-0 with a 1.99 goals against average in three games this season for the Iowa Wild. The sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft played in his native Sweden last season and has not appeared in an NHL game. He&...
Via AP on Fox
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 10/25/13

Is this thing on? The Top Line People are still talking about the Sabres and their suspensions. Some of them still have the same story up as yesterday! :NBC, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News,   Scoreboard Boston 2, San Jose 1 - Congratulations, John Scott, you made more headlines than this excellent game between tw good teams.  Vancouver 3, New...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild call up goalie Johan Gustafsson from Iowa

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- One day after goalie Josh Harding suffered an injury, the Minnesota Wild recalled Johan Gustafsson from the Iowa Wild of the AHL as insurance in net. Harding exited Thursdays 3-1 win over Carolina after two periods with what was classified only as a lower body injury. Harding appeared to suffer the injury with about six minutes remaining in the second period but...
Via Fox Sports North
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: on the Wings’ first tournament game and a wacky Thursday

The Detroit Red Wings opened their slate of round-robin games at the prospect tournament with a 3-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. The game included a pair of scraps--Tyler Bertuzzi more or less played "tug and pull" with Carter Sandlak, and Richard Nedomlel got some serious pops in on Kurtis Gabriel--and then there was this moment with Wild prospect Oliver Archimbault.....
Via Kukla's Korner
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild announce 2013 Traverse City Tournament team

For myself, football season has begun and we're about two weeks into it.  Two-a-day practices, the distribution of equipment, the endless series of drills where players get taught the skills they will need in addition to a rigorous amount of conditioning is all apart of the daily grind that is generically known as 'Hell Week'.  But as you close out 'Hell Week'...
Via State of Hockey News
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Johan Gustaffson set to make jump from Sweden

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Since being selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, goaltender Johan Gustafsson has been out of the spotlight for Minnesota Wild fans while remaining in his native Sweden to play professional hockey.Gustafsson had waited to make his move to North America. Meanwhile, Matt Hackett and then Darcy Kuemper have held the coveted position of being Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Johan Gustaffson set to make jump from Sweden

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Since being selected in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft, goaltender Johan Gustafsson has been out of the spotlight for Minnesota Wild fans while remaining in his native Sweden to play professional hockey.Gustafsson had waited to make his move to North America. Meanwhile, Matt Hackett and then Darcy Kuemper have held the coveted position of being Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Say it isn’t so; are the Wild interested in the Penguins sieve?

Wow! This looks like a ready-made disaster. There has to be a better option in net for the Minnesota Wild than Marc-Andre Fleury who recently hasn’t been able to stop a beach ball and was relegated to opening the Penguins bench door during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Michael Russo, Star Tribune -- Fletcher has said his priority is to re-sign Backstrom, and Backstrom, 35...
Via Goon's World
June 24, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NHL Entry Draft Speculation for the Minnesota Wild: Goaltenders

  In the playoffs, its an inevitable cliche that will be said again and again.  A team can often go only as far as its goaltender will take it.  A 'hot goalie' can help teams overcome deficiencies in their offense and defenseman and are a must for any team hoping to be a Stanley Cup contender.  Yet, when it comes to the draft you also hear the axiom, "never...
Via State of Hockey News
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild Development Camp scrimmage #2: Team White prevails again as they earn 6-5 victory over ...

For the prospects its been a whirlwind week.  Its been a crash course of what professional hockey is all about.  They've been tested in a variety of ways.  From enduring a combine-like workout to find out where they are at as athletes, to more subtle tests to find out how they work as a team with a former Army Ranger J.B. Spisso as well as in team-oriented paintball teams...
Via State of Hockey News
July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild Development Camp Scrimmage #1: Late game surge gives Team White wins 5-4 in shootout victory

Its a scorching hot summer day in the middle of July, where do you think you'd find most Wild fans?  Out on the lake?  Sitting in their cool air conditioned home?  How about packing the Xcel Energy Center to watch a scrimmage of the Wild's future prospects?  That's what 6,500 Wild fans did tonight.  Just to put in perspective, the Minnesota Golden Gopher football...
Via State of Hockey News
July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Josh Harding moving on from Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding already seemed likely to hit the marketplace as an unrestricted free agent this summer.But that possibility became a certainty when his team signed Swedish goaltender Johan Gustafsson, a sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft, to a standard entry-level contract.Gustafsson joins Houston Aeros goaltenders Matt Hackett and Darcy Kuemper in the competition...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
June 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild beat deadline on signing goaltending propsect

The Minnesota Wild agreed to a contract with goaltender Johan Gustafsson on Friday, the last day before he would have returned to the draft pool. Gustafsson agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal. The sixth-round pick of the 2010 NHL draft was part of Sweden's gold-medal winning team at this year's world junior championship. He had a 1.68 goals-against average while...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Wild sign goaltender Johan Gustafsson

The Minnesota Wild have signed have signed rookie goaltender Johan Gustafsson to a three-year, entry-level contract. The Wild announced the signing on Thursday, giving them five picks from the 2010 draft under contract. The 20-year-old Gustafsson had a 1.68 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage in the Swedish Elite League this season. He also helped lead Sweden to the...
Via Fox Sports
May 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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