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Grieving Parise Rejoins Wild For Practice

Zach Parise has returned to the Minnesota Wild, still saddened by the death of his father but eager for a respite on the ice. Parise practiced with the team Friday and said he plans to play Saturday against the Nashville Predators.

01/09/2015

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‘Terrific Guy, Terrific Friend': Tom Reid Remembers J.P. Parise

Fans and friends of J.P. Parise are mourning the loss of a hockey legend. Gregg Pendy, a fan, said Thursday that he knew the best place to honor Parise, who died at his home Wednesday night. The place was Tom Reid’s Hockey City Pub in St. Paul.

01/08/2015

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee———–John Hines 1-8-15

Congrats to the new KLONDIKE KATE who talked with John Hines this morning. Click the link above to listen back to the interview.

01/08/2015

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The ‘X’ Delays Launch Of Beer Vending Machine

As the Minnesota Wild hopefully snap their two-game losing streak Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks, some fans may enjoy a new way to order some suds. Xcel Energy Center is launching a first-of-its-kind beer vending machine, placing a Budweiser “smart” beer vending machine on the main concourse near section 113.

01/08/2015

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H.S. Hockey Player To Make Full Recovery After Neck Injury

A high school hockey player got a big scare after he suffered a neck injury during a game on Saturday. Sixteen-year-old Zack Munger plays defense for Plymouth’s Providence Academy. During their junior varsity game against Breck on Saturday, another player hit Zack cleanly, but he fell awkwardly into the boards.

01/06/2015

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Wild Blog: Wild Start Off New Year With A Victory

The month of December was not kind to the Minnesota Wild. During the month the Wild went 4-5-3 and found themselves ranked 11 out of 14 teams in the Western Conference, and seven points out of a playoff spot.

01/03/2015

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Wild Too Much For Maple Leafs, 3-1

If the Minnesota Wild are going to bounce back from another December swoon, they’ll need Darcy Kuemper to return to his early season form. Kyle Brodziak, Jared Spurgeon and Mikko Koivu scored, Kuemper made 34 saves, and the Minnesota Wild beat the short-handed Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Friday.

01/02/2015

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South St. Paul’s Kaposia Classic Turns 20

You can’t go far in Wakota Ice Arena without being reminded of the history of South St. Paul hockey. The city started its girls’ hockey program in 1994. And a year later, they started the Kaposia Classic tournament.

01/02/2015

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Wild Reassign Forward Graovac To AHL Iowa

The Minnesota Wild have sent forward Tyler Graovac to the Iowa Wild of the AHL. Graovac, assigned on Thursday after being recalled on Sunday, played two games with Minnesota.

01/01/2015

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Connauton Lifts Blue Jackets Past Wild, 3-1

Kevin Connauton had a goal and an assist and Sergei Bobrovsky made 28 saves to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Wednesday night. With the game knotted at 1 in the third, Columbus scored a power-play goal at 5:57. Cycling the puck, Connauton slid a pass to David Savard at the top of the left circle. His hard one-timer beat goalie Darcy Kuemper stick side inside the near post.

12/31/2014

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Wild’s Ryan Suter Visits Mpls. Ronald McDonald House

Families at the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis got a special post-Christmas treat Friday morning. Minnesota Wild Star Ryan Suter dropped by to say hello and hang out.

12/26/2014

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Flyers Beat Wild For 3rd-Straight Win

Wayne Simmonds scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night for their third straight win. Vincent Lecavalier, Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Michael Raffl also scored for the Flyers, who have won the first three games of an eight-game road trip that spans 15 days.

12/23/2014

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Supporters Want Duluth Women’s Hockey Coach Reinstated

Supporters of Shannon Miller and the rest of the Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey staff want them reinstated. Miller coached UMD to five NCAA national championships. But the university decided not to renew her contract after this season.

12/19/2014

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Eriksson’s OT Goal Gives Bruins 3-2 Win Vs. Wild

Loui Eriksson’s goal 1:30 into overtime gave Boston a 3-2 win over Minnesota on Wednesday night, only the second victory for the Bruins in eight games and the fourth loss for the Wild in the past six. Carl Soderberg, who set up the winner with a cross-crease pass in front of Wild defenseman Marco Scandella, scored early for the Bruins along with Patrice Bergeron.

12/17/2014

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Kane’s Late Goal Lifts Blackhawks Past Wild 5-3

Patrick Kane scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 3:28 left, and the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back to beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 on Tuesday night for their 13th win in 15 games. Kane’s centering attempt from behind the net — intended for Patrick Sharp — struck the skate of Minnesota defenseman Jonas Brodin and carried into the net.

12/16/2014

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Hockey Teams Recovering From CO Poisoning Effects

Junior league hockey players sickened by an apparent carbon monoxide leak at a Wisconsin rink over the weekend are taking the day off from practice.

12/15/2014

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Parise Helps Wild Beat Coyotes 4-3 In Shootout

Zach Parise had a tying power-play goal late in the third period, and then scored in the shootout to help the short-handed Minnesota Wild beat the sliding Arizona Coyotes 4-3 on Saturday night. Mikko Koivu’s shot into the roof of the net in the third round of the shootout won it, after Niklas Backstrom stopped Tobias Rieder’s attempt.

12/13/2014

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Volunteers Sought For US Pond Hockey Championships

Volunteers are being sought for the 2015 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships next month in Minneapolis.

12/13/2014

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Mumps Spreading Through Suddenly Sick NHL

The NHL is facing an unusual outbreak of the mumps. So far, about a dozen players on four teams have been diagnosed with the illness that usually strikes children. It started in Anaheim and plagued the Ducks, who had three players affected. It then moved to the Minnesota Wild, who had five victims.

12/11/2014

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Wild’s Scandella Suspended 2 Games By NHL For Hit

The NHL has suspended Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella for two games for a hit to the head of New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson. The ban was handed down by the league’s Department of Player Safety on Wednesday, one day after the Wild’s 5-4 home win over New York. Scandella struck Nelson with 2:28 left in the game and was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head.

12/10/2014

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Wild’s Ballard Has Facial Fractures, Concussion

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard has been released from the hospital, diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and a concussion after a collision with the boards. The Wild announced Wednesday that Ballard will be out indefinitely.

12/10/2014

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Niederreiter, Wild Come Back To Beat Islanders 5-4

Nino Niederreiter tapped in the go-ahead goal with 4:33 left and capped a furious comeback by the Minnesota Wild in a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Wild trailed 3-0 after the first period and 4-1 at the second intermission, but they were fired up midway through the game. Defenseman Keith Ballard was sent to a hospital after his head bounced hard on the ice, following a hit from Matt Martin.

12/09/2014

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Beleskey Gives Ducks 5-4 Win Over Wild

Matt Beleskey scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to give the Anaheim Ducks a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night. Ryan Kesler had two goals, and Jakob Silfverberg and Tim Jackman also scored for the Ducks, who rallied after giving up a 3-0 lead and trailing 4-3 early in the third period.

12/05/2014

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Good Question: What Are The Mumps?

Wild fans hoping to see Ryan Suter in action Wednesday night got some disappointing news. Suter had played 153 consecutive games with the Wild, but was held out Wednesday because of “mump-like” symptoms.

12/03/2014

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Zucker, Pominville Lift Wild To Win Over Canadiens

Jason Zucker and Jason Pominville scored improbable goals to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Darcy Kuemper stopped 18 shots after allowing four goals in each of his last two starts. Minnesota has won seven of 10.

12/03/2014

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