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Wild Acquire Bryzgalov, With Backstrom Shut Down

The Minnesota Wild traded for goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on Tuesday in conjunction with their decision to shut down ailing veteran Niklas Backstrom.

03/04/2014

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Jan. 10: Andrew Rohkohl

Andrew Rohkohl says he’s been working at being a goalie since he was a little kid. “It’s been a dream, really,” Rohkohl said. “And it takes a lot of effort to get to this place.” He has become a part of the nucleus of a team that leans on veterans, according to Edina hockey coach and former NHL defensemen Curt Giles. “He’s a smart kid,” Giles said. “The thing with him is he fits in perfectly. I mean, we got a good class of seniors with good leadership.”

01/10/2014

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Wild G Backstrom Leaves Game With Apparent Injury

Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom left Wednesday night’s game against Toronto in the first period with an apparent injury.

11/13/2013

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The Wild’s Winning And Harding’s Thriving In Goal

Yes, the Wild are off to a great 10-4 start. But another story that continues to develop is how well Josh Harding has been standing out in goal for Minnesota, as he tries to put his multiple sclerosis on the back burner.

11/13/2013

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Wild Sign G Backstrom To 3-Year Deal

The Minnesota Wild have re-signed goaltender Niklas Backstrom to a three-year contract, keeping the veteran from becoming an unrestricted free agent. The deal was announced on Monday.

06/24/2013

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Young Gopher Goalie Brings Quality Consistency

As the Nebraska-Omaha hockey team battles with the Golden Gophers, there’s reason for optimism even if it’s still early in the season.

11/30/2012

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Wild Sign 51-Year-Old Hockey Goaltender

Paul Deutsch’s pals in his recreational hockey league needed to find a replacement goalie Wednesday night. The 51-year-old embroidery shop owner was going to be suiting up for another team: The NHL’s Minnesota Wild.

11/23/2011

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Gophers Add Goaltender From NAHL

Minnesota has added depth to its goaltending by bringing in Alex Fons from the North American Hockey League.

01/19/2011

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Gopher Goalie Kangas To Have Season-Ending Surgery

Minnesota senior goaltender Alex Kangas needs surgery for a labral tear in his left hip and will miss the rest of the season.

01/12/2011