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Wild's Eric Fehr: Full practice participant
Fehr (undisclosed) practiced without limitations Sunday, Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Although Fehr wasn't included in the practice lines, it appears he's closing in on a return. The veteran winger's next chance to crack the lineup will be Monday's road game versus the Golden Knights, and an activation from injured reserve would precede that move.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Zach Parise: Pots 20th goal in win
Parise scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.
It's the veteran winger's 20th goal of the season -- the ninth time in his career he's reached that plateau, although Parise hadn't done it since 2015-16. He'll need to stay healthy in the second half, but with 42 points through 47 games, Parise is on track for his best campaign in nearly a decade.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Devan Dubnyk: Back in win column
Dubnyk stopped 19 of 20 shots in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Blue jackets.
An Artemi Panarin power-play goal in the second period was the only puck to get past Dubnyk, but he had to make some big saves throughout the night despite the low volume of shots sent his way. The veteran netminder has had a roller coaster January but he's back on track right now, allowing only one goal in 112 minutes over his last two outings.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Devan Dubnyk: In net Saturday
Dubnyk will guard the home goal Saturday versus the Blue Jackets, Jessi Pierce of The Athletic reports.
Dubnyk served perfection in his relief appearance Thursday against the Ducks and he will look to use that as a jumping-off point for a turnaround after he surrendered 10 goals in his last two starts. Despite his recent struggles, Dubnyk remains the team's top netminder and will be counted on to keep the Wild in the playoff hunt.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Victor Rask: Preparing for Wild debut
Rask will debut for Minnesota on Saturday against the Blue Jackets, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Coach Bruce Boudreau obviously has already done his homework on Rask, who was traded from Carolina on Thursday for Nino Niederreiter, telling reporters Saturday morning that the center is a "good two-way player" with a "sneaky shot." Rask definitely could use a change of scenery after producing only six points through his first 26 games of the 2018-19 campaign, but in fairness, he did get off to a late start due to a kitchen accident that resulted in lacerated fingers.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Louis Belpedio: Added to NHL roster
The Wild recalled Belpedio from AHL Iowa on Friday.
Belpedio debuted with the Wild last April to the tune of two assists and a plus-1 rating. Although he only drew into one contest, the effort likely kept him at the back of the coaching staff's collective minds. He's tallied only 10 points (three goals, seven assists) over 40 games with AHL Iowa this season, signaling that his offensive explosion from last season may not be repeatable. The Wild still have six other defensemen on the active roster, so it's possible one of them may be in danger of missing Saturday's game against the Blue Jackets.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Zach Parise: Shooting machine in losing effort
Parise failed to record a point but took a game-high 11 shots on goal in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Ducks.
The Wild fell behind early, as Alex Stalock allowed three goals on eight shots in the first eight minutes of the game. Parise did his best to get his team back in the game through 18:36 of ice time, but opposing goalie John Gibson stood on his head and pitched the shutout. Next up for Minnesota is a home game Saturday versus the Blue Jackets.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Devan Dubnyk: Perfect in relief
Dubnyk stopped all 15 shots he faced after replacing Alex Stalock in Thursday's 3-0 loss to Anaheim.
Dubnyk tagged in for Stalock after Minnesota's backup allowed three goals on eight shots in just over eight minutes. What started out as an evening of rest turned into 51 minutes of action for Dubnyk, whose record remains untouched after Thursday's loss (charged to Stalock).... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Stalock: Gives way to Dubnyk in loss
Stalock got pulled in Thursday's 3-0 loss to the Ducks after allowing three goals on only eight shots.
Stalock's night lasted all of eight minutes before he was replaced by Devan Dubnyk, who was meant to be receiving an extra day off before Stalock's struggles thrust him into action. With the loss, Stalock's record moves to 6-5-0 with a 2.92 GAA and .894 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Victor Rask: Headed north
Rask was sent to Minnesota from Carolina in exchange for Nino Niederreiter on Thursday.
Rask is currently bogged down in a 22-game goal drought, so a change of scenery could help him jump start his season. The center has three more years left at a $4 million cap hit, which means the Wild will save $1.25 million annually compared to Niederreiter's deal.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Stalock: In goal Thursday
Stalock will get the starting nod against the Ducks on Thursday, Sarah McLellan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The Wild's schedule has prevented Devan Dubnyk from taking shots since Monday, so the team will utilize Stalock in both ends of the back-to-back. The young netminder made 31 of 33 saves in Wednesday's clash on his way to his sixth victory of the season. This will likely be the last start for the St. Paul native until after the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Pontus Aberg: Dealt to Minnesota
Anaheim traded Aberg to the Wild in exchange for Justin Kloos on Wednesday.
Aberg is currently second on the Ducks with 11 goals in 37 games, so he should be able to help the Wild immediately by bringing some much-needed depth scoring to their lineup. The 25-year-old winger could make his Minnesota debut as soon as Thursday against his former team.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Eric Fehr: Lands on IR
Fehr (undisclosed) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Fehr isn't expected to be ready to return until after the NHL's upcoming All-Star break, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. Another update on the veteran winger's status should surface prior to Minnesota's matchup with Dallas on Feb. 1.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Ryan Suter: Reaches 25 helpers
Suter set up the go-ahead goal from Eric Staal in regulation, helping his team earn a 3-2 shootout win over Los Angeles on Tuesday. It was his 25th assist of the season.
It's the 11th year in a row that Suter has hit this mark, and he doesn't look like he's going to be stopping anytime soon. Given his penchant for setting up goals and his presence on the power play, he's a great piece to have on your blue line in all formats.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Alex Stalock: Sharp in win over Kings
Stalock made 31 saves on 33 shots, picking up a 3-2 shootout victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday.
There was every reason to expect the worst from Stalock after he struggled in his previous five outings, but everything worked out OK in this contest, and he would have snagged a win in regulation if not for outstanding play at the other end from Jonathan Quick. Still, Stalock has a long list of poor performances this year, so don't count on him repeating this until he shows that he can do it consistently.... See More ... See Less