The Wild Beat
July 27
Kyle Rau

Wild re-signs Rau, Mermis; Iowa adds Zmolek

Kyle Rau will stay with the Wild after signing a two-way contract Tuesday, the day before NHL free agency begins.
The Wild Beat
July 24
Jack Peart

Wild drafts Grand Rapids' Jack Peart in second round of NHL draft

The St. Cloud State-bound defenseman was taken shortly before Gophers-bound Tristan Broz of Bloomington.
The Wild Beat
July 18
Forward Joseph Cramarossa signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Wild after splitting time last season between the NHL and minors.

Wild signs Joseph Cramarossa to two-year contract

Last season, Cramarossa split time between the minors and the Wild where the forward was a regular on the taxi squad.
The Wild Beat
June 17

Wild announces ECHL affiliation with Iowa Heartlanders

The Wild has a new ECHL affiliate, announcing a multi-year agreement with the Iowa Heartlanders that begins next season.
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The Wild Beat
June 10
Ray Shero

Wild names Ray Shero senior adviser to the general manager

During the early stages of a critical offseason, the Wild bolstered its front office by bringing in longtime executive Ray Shero.
The Wild Beat
June 5
Wild captain Jared Spurgeon is a finalist for the NHL’s Lady Byng Trophy.

Wild's Jared Spurgeon named a finalist for Lady Byng Trophy

The award recognizes sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.
The Wild Beat
May 28
The winner of Game 7 between the Wild and Golden Knights will advance to the second round and face the Avalanche.

Wild, Golden Knights set for Game 7 showdown

The Wild has battled back to force a Game 7 at Vegas after falling behind 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.
The Wild Beat
May 26
Matt Boldy (right) skated with the Wild on Wednesday morning ahead of Game 6 and is available if the team decides to play him against the Golden Knigh

Boldy shuffle? Wild's No. 1 draft choice from 2019 'available' tonight

Coach Dean Evason said the Wild has some game-time decisions to make before Game 6. One could be whether Matt Boldy makes his NHL debut.
The Wild Beat
May 24
Calen Addison

Addison replaces injured Soucy; Wild shuffles lines for win-or-else Game 5

Acquired in the Jason Zucker trade with the Penguins last season, Calen Addison skated in three regular season games with the Wild – receiving rave reviews for his composure on the ice.
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The Wild Beat
May 22
Zach Parise is likely to play in Game 4 for the Wild against the Golden Knights, which would be his first game of the playoffs.

Parise, Rau playing for Wild in Game 4 vs. Golden Knights

The Wild made two lineup changes ahead of Game 4, with Zach Parise and Kyle Rau likely to jump into the lineup.
The Wild Beat
May 22
Marcus Johansson was helped off the ice after breaking his left arm Thursday night.

Wild winger Marcus Johansson suffered broken arm in Thursday's loss

The 30-year-old veteran is likely to miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup playoffs after crashing into the net during the first period.
The Wild Beat
May 20
Marc-Andre Fleury is expected back in net for Game 3 between the Wild and Golden Knights.

Sticking with same lineup, Wild hopes for different results in tonight's Game 3

"We had plenty of good opportunities with traffic in front of the net," coach Dean Evason said. "The bounces just didn't translate."
The Wild Beat
May 18
The Golden Knights had 19 first-period shots on Wild goalie Cam Talbot in Game 1.

Wild hoping for stronger start in tonight's Game 2 vs. 'desperate' Vegas

Road teams in the NHL playoffs have won 80% of the time when they win the first two games of the series.
The Wild Beat
May 13
The Wild will play either Colorado or Vegas in the first round of the playoffs, a matchup that will be decided on Thursday.

Wild's playoff picture still unsettled, will be decided tonight

Colorado set up the photo finish in the West Division with a blowout win over Los Angeles. We do know the Wild will open the playoffs on the road.
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The Wild Beat
May 12
Cam Talbot will be in for the Wild on Wednesday, the first half of a back-to-back against the Blues to close out the regular season.

Out-of-town games could decide Wild playoff foe tonight; opening at X possible

The Wild could learn its first-round playoff opponent as soon tonight and still has a chance at getting home-ice advantage in that series.
The Wild Beat
May 9
Victor Rask scored in overtime on Saturday, sealing a 4-3 win for the Wild over the Ducks at Xcel Energy Center.

Rask continues bounce-back season by scoring in Wild's overtime victory vs. Ducks

Victor Rask scored in overtime to cap off a 4-3 win for the Wild over the Ducks Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.
The Wild Beat
May 8
The Wild outlasted the Ducks 4-3 in overtime on Friday at Xcel Energy Center.

Wild looking to play 'the right way' in home finale vs. Ducks

The Wild will wrap up the home portion of its regular season schedule on Saturday with a rematch against the Ducks.
The Wild Beat
May 7
Kevin Fiala could return to the lineup Friday against the Ducks after the Wild forward missed last game with a lower-body injury.

With Parise scratched, Fiala returns to Wild's lineup tonight; Kahkoken starts vs. Anaheim

The Ducks are at the bottom of the West Division with 41 points, but they've won three of their last five games.
The Wild Beat
May 6
Ryan O’Rourke

Wild signs second and third round picks from 2020 to three-year contracts

Daemon Hunt and Ryan O'Rourke are skating for Iowa of the American Hockey.
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The Wild Beat
May 5
Wild rookie Kirill Kaprizov got tangled up with Vegas’ Zach Whitecloud in the first period of Wednesday’s game at Xcel Energy Center.

Kaprizov scores, pushes back against Golden Knights in Wild's overtime loss

Kirill Kaprizov scored both of the Wild's goals Wednesday and was in the middle of a first-period line brawl with the Golden Knights.
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