Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom has undergone sports hernia surgery. The team announced that Backstrom’s operation went as planned on Thursday morning in Philadelphia. The procedure was done by Dr. William Meyers.
Penguins star Sidney Crosby, Wild goaltender Josh Harding and Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid are this season’s nominees for the NHL’s Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The award is presented to “the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”
The family of the late Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL.
Making the playoffs for the first time in five years should count as progress. For the Minnesota Wild, that step forward wasn’t firm enough.
Marian Hossa scored twice to back a strong effort by goalie Corey Crawford, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-1 Thursday night to win their first-round playoff series 4-1.
Patrick Sharp scored two goals for Chicago, and the Blackhawks ratcheted up their defense, putting the Minnesota Wild on the brink of elimination with a 3-0 victory Tuesday night.
Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding left Game 4 against the Chicago Blackhawks after the first period because of a left leg injury.
From long lines for Wild T-shirts, to packed hockey bars even when the team’s on the road –- St. Paul’s getting a financial boost from the postseason run of the state’s favorite hockey team.
Playoff hockey creates interesting story lines. One of them emerging for the Minnesota Wild has been the play of Jason Zucker.
Minnesota Wild right wing Jason Pominville has moved closer to returning to the lineup. Pominville took part in the team’s morning skate on Tuesday before Game 4 of the first-round playoff series against Chicago.
Montreal’s P.K. Subban, Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang and Minnesota’s Ryan Suter are finalists for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s top defenseman.
Veteran hockey player and broadcaster Wes Walz talked Wild playoff hockey with Dave Lee Tuesday on the WCCO Morning News.
The cuts and bruises on Stephane Veilleux’s face said it all.
Jason Zucker scored at 2:15 of overtime to give Minnesota a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, pulling the Wild within 2-1 in the Western Conference quarterfinal series.
The Minnesota Wild have altered their lineup in search of a spark in their first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks.
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