Mario Lucia Talks Life With Iowa Wild, Growing Up In Hockey FamilyLike so many Minnesota kids, Mario Lucia could lace up his skates in his sleep.
Wild Place Brodin On Injured Reserve With Broken FootThe Minnesota Wild have placed defenseman Jonas Brodin on injured reserve because of a broken foot. Brodin was injured in Thursday night's 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers. The Wild said Saturday he's expected to miss three to six weeks.
Wild Assign Jordan Schroeder To AHLThe Minnesota Wild have assigned center Jordan Schroeder to their AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. The move was made Wednesday, after Schroeder cleared waivers.
Wild Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent Folin For 2 YearsThe Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Christian Folin to a two-year contract. The deal was done Saturday with the restricted free agent.
Wild Send Kuemper On AHL Conditioning AssignmentThe Minnesota Wild have assigned goalie Darcy Kuemper to their AHL affiliate for a conditioning assignment. The move was made Monday. Kuemper can stay with the Iowa Wild up to two weeks.
Wild Reassign Forward Graovac To AHL IowaThe 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.
Wild Agree To Terms With Goalie Curry The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with goaltender John Curry on a one-year, two-way contract. Under the deal announced Thursday, Curry will be paid his NHL salary only if he is on the NHL roster. If he is sent to the AHL, he will get a minor-league salary.
Wild Call Up Goalie Curry, Forward Dowell From AHLThe Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie John Curry and forward Jake Dowell from the AHL. The 30-year-old Curry is 7-9-2 with a 2.62 goals against average and .920 save percentage this season for the Iowa Wild.
Jim Mill Straddles Two 'Wild' TeamsIt's three-plus hours south of the Xcel Energy Center. Des Moines Iowa hardly strikes you as a hockey hot bed, but it's the ideal partner for the Minnesota Wild.
Wild, Sharks Exchange Minor LeaguersThe Minnesota Wild have acquired forward Curt Gogol from the San Jose Sharks for forward Chad Rau in a trade of minor leaguers. San Jose general manager Doug Wilson announced the move Wednesday, ahead of the team's home game against the Dallas Stars. The Sharks had lost four of their last five. Rau has one goal and six assists in 33 games this season for the AHL's Iowa Wild. He has two goals in nine career NHL games for Minnesota. He will report to the Worcester affiliate.
Former Gopher Matson Keeps NHL Dream AliveTyler Matson spent some golden years as a Golden Gopher. "Unbelievable experience," Matson said. "Playing for Don Lucia, the Gophers and being in Minnesota and being a Minnesota kid … you want to play there." His current residence is just over three hours south in Des Moines, where he plays for the Wild's AHL team – the Iowa Wild. Interstate 35W and a whole bunch of players are between him and the big club.
Wild Call Up Gustafsson To Back Up BackstromThe Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie Johan Gustafsson from the AHL, after a lower-body injury that forced Josh Harding out of the last game after two periods. Gustafsson was 2-0 with a 1.99 goals against average in three games this season for the Iowa Wild. The sixth-round pick in the 2010 draft played in his native Sweden last season and has not appeared in an NHL game. He'll be the backup to Niklas Backstrom when the Wild play at Chicago Saturday. Coach Mike Yeo said after practice Friday that Harding was feeling better but won't travel to the game.