The Wild Beat
January 21
Wild center Joel Eriksson Ek missed the last five games with injury and COVID-19.

Eriksson Ek returns as Wild kicks off home-and-home vs. Chicago

The Wild continues to get healthier, with the team potentially getting three regulars back in a home-and-home series that starts tonight in Chicago.
The Wild Beat
January 14
Kirill Kaprizov is set to return to action on Friday against the Ducks at Xcel Energy Center after missing the last game with injury.

Kaprizov returns after Boston boarding injury, will play against Ducks tonight

Brandon Duhaime and Jordan Greenway have returned from COVID protocols for the Wild, who are playing their first game since beating Washington with a makeshift roster.
The Wild Beat
January 13
Joel Eriksson Ek

Eriksson Ek out with COVID; Staal will play at Iowa to prep for Olympics

Center Joel Eriksson Ek, who also missed time recently with an injury, will be replaced by Victor Rask in the lineup Friday against Anaheim at the X.
The Wild Beat
January 6
Wild center Nick Bjugstad (27) checked Blues defenseman Justin Faulk in Saturday’s Winter Classic.

Wild's Duhaime out vs. Bruins after positive COVID-19 test

The Wild, looking for its first win since Dec. 9, could be down one more player on Thursday when the team faces off against the Bruins at TD Garden.
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The Wild Beat
December 20, 2021
The Wild’s game vs. the Stars is the only one on the NHL’s schedule for Monday.

Greenway injured; Wild vs. Stars only NHL game tonight with 4 others off

This is also the Wild's last game before the holiday break, as the team's Thursday contest vs. Detroit has been postponed because the Red Wings are shut down.
The Wild Beat
December 16, 2021
The Wild and Sabres will face off on Thursday for the first time since Nov.19, 2019.

Wild returns after postponement; Brodin back, Talbot in goal vs. Sabres

The Wild had its game Tuesday postponed after four Carolina players tested positive for COVID-19, delaying Jonas Brodin's return to play.
The Wild Beat
December 14, 2021
Jonas Brodin will play Tuesday for the Wild after missing the last two games with an upper-body injury.

After missing two games, Brodin returning to Wild lineup tonight

Defenseman Jonas Brodin was sidelined with an upper-body injury and the Wild lost both games on its road trip while he was out.
The Wild Beat
December 7, 2021
The Wild will face off against the Oilers and Connor McDavid for the first time this season on Tuesday night.

Wild begins road trip with Western Conference showdown vs. Oilers

Two of the best teams in the Western Conference will square off on Tuesday night, but their situations aren't similar.
The Wild Beat
December 6, 2021
Mason Shaw

Mason Shaw called up from Iowa as Wild leaves on four-game road trip

The 23-year-old forward has six goals for the team's top minor league affiliate.
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The Wild Beat
December 2, 2021
Mats Zuccarello celebrated after scoring for the Wild in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory in Vancouver.

Zuccarello returns, Kahkonen in goal again for Wild vs. Devils

Mats Zuccarello missed the previous two games after taking a slash to the hand last Friday vs. Winnipeg.
The Wild Beat
November 30, 2021
Kaapo Kahkonen will be in net when the Wild faces off against the Coyotes on Tuesday at Xcel Energy Center.

Spurgeon, Zuccarello still sidelined; Kahkonen gets start vs. Coyotes

Kaapo Kahkonen will start in goal tonight at the X as the Wild hopes to end November with a four-game winning streak.
The Wild Beat
November 19, 2021
Minnesota Wild's Kirill Kaprizov (97) and Frederick Gaudreau (89) celebrate Gaudreau's goal against the Dallas Stars goalie in the third period of an

Kaprizov sees 'signal' in lineup shuffle, responds with 4-point game

The line juggling wasn't a message intended for only Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello. But the former linemates took on revamped roles in the 7-2 victory.
The Wild Beat
November 18, 2021
Dallas Stars' Ryan Suter (20) and Tyler Seguin (91) celebrate the overtime goal by right wing Denis Gurianov (34) against the Los Angeles Kings in an

Wild shakes up lines, Suter returns to the X with Dallas tonight

Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello have been split up and the Wild has reunited its most successful line from the 2020-21 season.
The Wild Beat
November 16, 2021
Goaltender Cam Talbot will start Tuesday for the Wild against the Sharks at Xcel Energy Center.

First-place Wild returns home to face Sharks, sticks with lineup that beat Kraken

Cam Talbot will be back in goal and Ryan Hartman is still centering for Rem Pitlick and Jordan Greenway. In Seattle, Hartman set up Pitlick for the first three goals of his career.
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The Wild Beat
November 10, 2021
Kaapo Kahkonen

Greenway back in Wild lineup; Kahkonen in goal tonight vs. Coyotes

Jordan Greenway, who missed the previous four games with a high ankle sprain, will return against the Coyotes. Victor Rask will be scratched.
The Wild Beat
November 3, 2021
Kirill Kaprizov (right) and Kevin Fiala (middle) combined on the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Wild a 5-4 victory over the Senators on Tue

Kaprizov, Fiala step out of ruts in Wild's overtime win over Ottawa

Kirill Kaprizov scored his first goal of the season in overtime, and Kevin Fiala ended a skid of five games without scoring a point.
The Wild Beat
November 2, 2021
The Wild and Senators will face off for the first time since Nov.29, 2019.

Wild looks for chance to set things right at home tonight vs. Ottawa

The Wild will be without injured defenseman Alex Goligoski tonight and hope to recalibrate after consecutive 4-1 losses on the road.
The Wild Beat
October 26, 2021
Rem Pitlick will make his Wild debut on Tuesday at Vancouver.

Wild vs. Canucks morning skate report: New face in lineup, COVID-19 hits staff, first line reunited

Rem Pitlick will make his Wild debut, and Joel Eriksson-Ek is back with Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello.
October 23, 2021

Wild 4, Ducks 3

The Minnesota Wild beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021.
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The Wild Beat
October 19, 2021
Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler (26) got a shot past Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock (32) in the first period.

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Wild looks to build on home opener record; Wheeler won't play for Jets

The Wild is finally playing a new opponent after last season's virus-forced realignment. Winnipeg is 0-2 and will be without former Gophers and Breck School star Blake Wheeler.
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