Wild Waive Veteran Cooke, Will Buy Out Last Year Of ContractThe Minnesota Wild have placed veteran left wing Matt Cooke on waivers, for the purpose of granting him his unconditional release. The Wild announced Thursday they will buy out the final season of Cooke's contract, provided his clearance through waivers.
After Playoff Exit, Wild GM Says Improvement Must Come From WithinAfter another playoff exit, Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher says improvement has to come from within. As the Wild players packed up their locker room Monday after another season's end at the hands of the Blackhawks, there was much talk of expectations.
Wild Will Be Without Fontaine For Game 2 Vs. HawksMinnesota Wild right wing Justin Fontaine will miss Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinal series against the Chicago Blackhawks because if a lower-body injury.
Injury Has Cooke's Availability In Question For WildMinnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has an injury that has clouded his availability for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. Cooke did not practice Tuesday, due to what Wild coach Mike Yeo would only describe as "discomfort."
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Wild Get F Zucker Back For Game Against BlackhawksThe Minnesota Wild got a big lift Tuesday night when forward Jason Zucker returned from a broken collarbone.
Wild Wary Of Letting Up With Playoff Spot Not Quite SecureThe Minnesota Wild have put themselves on solid footing for the playoffs. They're not in yet, though. The determination and desperation they've played with the last few months must be maintained to clinch a wild-card spot and have momentum for the postseason.
Wild's Cooke Still Sidelined With Lower-Body InjuryMinnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury that could end his season early. Coach Mike Yeo says there was "definitely potential" of a long-term absence for Cooke.
Blackhawks Cruise Past Wild, 4-1The weary Wild dropped their fifth consecutive game, including a 3-1 home loss to Nashville on Saturday night. Matt Cooke scored his third goal in the third period, and Niklas Backstrom had 31 saves in his third consecutive start.
Cooke Returns To Bring Even More Toughness To WildThe Minnesota Wild have done a good job of putting the brakes on Chicago's high-flying offense through the first three games of the Western Conference semifinals. The Wild trail 2-1 in the series, but they have not allowed the Blackhawks to get more than 22 shots on net in a game yet. Now they get tough guy Matt Cooke back to help keep the defensive pressure going.
Suspended Cooke Apologizes For Kneeing Barrie Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke apologized Thursday for the knee-to-knee hit on Tyson Barrie that sidelined the Colorado Avalanche defenseman for at least a month, saying he did not intend to injure him.
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