Minnesota Wild center Mikael Granlund likely will return to action for the playoffs, after a hit to the head kept him out for the last six games of the regular season. Coach Mike Yeo said after practice Tuesday that Granlund “looks good and feels good” after missing the last two weeks. The Wild play at Colorado on Thursday in Game 1 of their first-round series.
Matt Moulson and Mikko Koivu scored 62 seconds apart early in the third period, and Zach Parise connected during a power play for the Wild, who snapped the Kings’ six-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Monday night.
Andy Greene scored from in close 2 minutes into overtime and the Devils snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night in Zach Parise’s first game back in New Jersey against his former teammates. Adam Henrique and Patrik Elias each had three assists and combined to set up the game-winner for New Jersey, which blew a two-goal third-period lead. Michael Ryder, Mark Fayne and Jaromir Jagr also scored for New Jersey, which played with a lot more energy with their playoff hopes fading in the wake of the losing streak.
Matt Moulson scored twice and had three points in his first game against the Islanders since being traded earlier this season, and Ilya Bryzgalov was solid in making 36 saves as the Minnesota Wild made the most of 22 shots and beat New York 6-0 on Tuesday night.
Darcy Kuemper made 21 saves to earn his second career shutout and the Minnesota Wild returned from the Olympic break with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
Mikael Granlund has seen a spike in his play over the last month, and perhaps the Olympics will help take him to another level.
As athletes from around the world prepare to attend the Olympics in Sochi next month, concerns about security continue to mount. One member of the Senate Intelligence Committee says he wouldn’t go, and he wouldn’t have his family go.
As many as five Minnesota Wild players will play for their native countries in the Winter Olympics next month. Forwards Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu were named Tuesday to Finland’s roster. Koivu’s participation is in question because of a broken ankle he suffered Saturday and had surgery to fix Monday.
Last April the Minnesota Wild made a bold move at the NHL trade deadline as they sent goaltender Matt Hackett, forward Johan Larsson and a pair of draft picks to Buffalo for forward Jason Pominville.
The Minnesota Wild have reassigned rookie forward Mikael Granlund to their AHL affiliate.
If Kevin Love was available for the Lakers, what do the Lakers think of Love? No doubt the internal pressure is growing on David Kahn, and many people are wondering if Love will be back.
Dany Heatley had two power-play goals on assists from new teammate Zach Parise, and the offense-enhanced Minnesota Wild surged into their much-anticipated season with a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.
Now that the Zach Parise and Ryan Suter fireworks have subsided, it’s time for the Wild to look to other parts of its future.
Finnish star forward Mikael Granlund has signed his contract with the Minnesota Wild and will join the offensively challenged team for training camp.
Revenue at the University of Minnesota, the Vikings’ stadium movement and a local connection to Wall Street are all a part of this week’s News and Notes from Mike Max.