The story of the summer in the NHL, before the lockout wiped out almost half of the season, was the free agent market for standouts Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
The Minnesota Wild said Wednesday goalie Niklas Backstrom (ankle), left wing Dany Heatley (knee) and right wing Devin Setoguchi (ankle) have all had procedures done since the season ended 10 days ago.
There’s some Vikings stadium talk, some Gopher athletic director talk and some Minnesota Wild trade talk that’s all part of this week’s news and notes.
Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu returned to the Wild’s lineup Thursday night against Calgary after missing 15 games because of a shoulder injury.
The Minnesota Wild finally won a shootout.
With his goalie keeping it close and his teammates narrowly missing some prime opportunities, Corey Perry knew there was no reason to start taking uncharacteristic risks.
Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu has been cleared to return to the lineup after missing the last eight games with a left shoulder injury.
Niklas Backstrom stopped 27 shots for his second shutout of the season, and Devin Setoguchi scored the game’s only goal with 2:31 left to give the Minnesota Wild a 1-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night.
Josh Harding made 36 saves and Dany Heatley scored to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 1-0 victory over the slumping Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night.
Dany Heatley didn’t take long to make an impact for Minnesota, giving his new team a power-play goal and an assist in a 4-2 season-opening victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
The Minnesota Wild have set their regular-season roster, with only 13 players who were also on the active 23-man list at this time last year.
Carlo Colaiacovo scored with 1:09 to play to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 preseason win over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Dany Heatley scored twice in his Minnesota debut, including the winner in overtime to lead the Wild to a 4-3 preseason victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.
Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi are bringing their friendship and their shoot-first mentality to Minnesota.
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