The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Brian Connelly from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for forward Brad Winchester.
The Wild take on Tampa Tuesday night in a dash to the Olympic break. Keith Ballard came home in the off season to try and help solidify a group of defensemen that is a blend of veterans and youth.
The Minnesota Wild have used their limited space under the salary cap to sign defenseman Keith Ballard and re-sign defenseman Jared Spurgeon. The contracts were completed Friday.
The Minnesota Wild have waived defenseman Tom Gilbert. The team announced the move Wednesday. The 30-year-old Gilbert had one season left on his contract for $3 million. If he goes unclaimed by another team, the Wild will use one of their two available compliance buyouts to keep Gilbert’s money from counting against their salary cap. He would then become an unrestricted free agent Friday, eligible to sign with any team except the Wild.
The final count is in for the Minnesota men’s hockey team. The Gophers have lost five players early to the pros.
The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Brett Clark to a contract for the remainder of the season.
The Minnesota Wild have fallen from first place to 12th in the Western Conference during their two-month slump. With only 20 games to go, it might be too late to resuscitate their goal of returning to the playoffs.
The Minnesota Wild have sent defenseman Mike Lundin on a conditioning assignment to their AHL affiliate in Houston.
The San Jose Sharks have acquired defenseman Brent Burns from the Minnesota Wild for forward Devin Setoguchi, last year’s first-round pick and this year’s first-round selection.
The Minnesota Wild have signed former University of North Dakota defenseman Chay Genoway to an entry-level contract.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky (zihd-LICK’-ee) has returned to practice on a limited basis, a significant step in his return from the shoulder injury he suffered five weeks ago.
The Minnesota Swarm lacrosse team plays at the Xcel Energy Center Saturday night, taking on Washington. One reason there is optimism for the team in 2011 is one player: defenseman Joe Cinosky.
A galaxy of hockey stars will be shining at the NHL All-Star Game in Raleigh, among them Minnesota WIld defenseman Brent Burns.