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Wild concerned about even-strength play

Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie, left, fought for position in front of the net with Wild right winger Chris Stewart in the second period Sunday.

Penalties have kept team on the power play or penalty kill a lot this preseason, taking away needed 5-on-5 situations.

Boudreau still gone from Wild as team has light practice day

Only 19 of 37 players skated Monday at Xcel Energy Center.


Boudreau misses preseason game because of brother's death

Assistant John Anderson served as the acting coach in a 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.


Blue-collar forward Daniel Winnik punches in for the Wild

When the Wild obtained veteran forward Daniel Winnik this month, it reunited coach Bruce Boudreau with someone who played big minutes for him with Anaheim


Wild owner has championship expectations: 'We have a team that can do it'

"Anything short of winning the Stanley Cup would be a disappointment," Wild owner Craig Leipold said Saturday night.


Granlund makes the most of preseason debut in Wild's 2-1 win

Mikael Granlund quickly made his presence felt Saturday, notching a goal and an assist in his preseason debut for the Wild.


Koivu, Granlund set for preseason debuts for Wild against Colorado

The Wild, 2-0 this preseason, face Colorado at Xcel Energy Center.


Parise practices with Wild teammates but will 'be smart' going forward

Zach Parise was pleased to finally get on the ice with the Wild on Friday but was careful to manage expectations.


Bruce Boudreau addresses Parise's status

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau talks about whether Zach Parise might be able to play any preseason games. Parise started practicing Friday after sitting out a week because of injury.


Zach Parise hits the ice

Wild forward Zach Parise, who has been sitting out practice because of injury, talks Friday about finally being able to practice.


Team USA rules out including NHL draft-eligible prospects

General manager Jim Johannson ruled out the possibility of the U.S. men's hockey team having NHL draft-eligible prospects competing at the Winter Olympics in February.


Young, established NHL players are resorting to camp tryouts

There are 11 players 30 or younger with at least 100 games of NHL experience in training camps around the league on a tryout basis, a result of teams paying stars more and relying on entry-level players.


At last, Parise back on the ice with the Wild

Wild forward Zach Parise practiced Friday for the first time since training camp began. He isn't sure, though, when he will be ready to play.


Parise's returns to team practice today; Wild blanks Jets at the X

As pleased as Bruce Boudreau was with Thursday's 1-0 victory over Winnipeg, the news about Zach Parise was a bigger lift.


Ex-Bulldog Soucy makes his case for Wild

Carson Soucy, a 6-4, 212-pound defenseman from Minnesota Duluth, has played both preseason games, catching the eye of Wild coach Bruce Boudreau with his physical play and the strides he has made.


Wild tops Winnipeg 1-0 in preseason home opener

The Wild pushed its preseason record to 2-0 with Thursday night's win.


Boudreau on Parise, Soucy and Murphy

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau talks Thursday about defensemen Carson Soucy and Ryan Murphy, who are trying to win roster spots, and the progress of Zach Parise as he recovers from back pain.


Boudreau on the young Wild defensemen

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau talks Thursday about watching the team's young defensemen compete for roster spots, and what he wants to see from the team's No. 2 goalie.


Will Zach Parise start practicing with the Wild soon?

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said Parise plans to talk to his doctors Thursday night, hoping to be cleared soon to finally begin practicing.