Back on the ice from a fractured sternum suffered during last season's playoffs, Zach Parise scored the Wild's lone goal Thursday night, a 3-1 loss to the Stars at Xcel Energy Center.
From the backyard rink to the pros, Eden Prairie's Nick Seeler hasn't backed down and is now among the Wild's top six defensemen.
Placing Granlund in a quarterback-style role instead of at the net would undoubtedly give the Wild a fresh dynamic.
On the heels of a 28-goal, 65-point debut with the Wild in 2016-17, Eric Staal staged an encore by scoring 42 goals to tie the single-season franchise record. But he wants more.
The Wild will roll out another new look when it hosts the Stars at the X, with several of the team's top players making 2018-19 debuts in front of a home crowd.
Tyler Bozak scored twice in 27 seconds late in the third period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the Wild on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
The young defenseman suffered a shoulder injury when hit by Winnipeg's Patrik Laine on Monday night.
The big rookie skated between Joel Eriksson Ek and Charlie Coyle in Monday night's game in Winnipeg.
The Jets' winning goal shouldn't have counted, but replay isn't used in the preseason.
The veteran defenseman continues to be a mentor for his younger Wild teammates as he prepares for his ninth pro season.
Andrew Hammond expected to start in goal as he battles Alex Stalock to be Devan Dubnyk's backup this season.
Wild winger Nino Niederreiter represented his native Switzerland at the IIHF World Championship in May. "That definitely helped gain some confidence again," he said.
In his second season with Wild, Jordan Greenway seeks to find his way.
On the eve of the preseason, how can the Wild — with two trips to the second round and four first-round eliminations to show for its postseason streak — change the narrative?
Less than six months after a severe ankle injury, defenseman Ryan Suter has been given the green light for full participation with the Wild.
It's been weeks since Luke Kunin first started skating after he suffered an ACL injury March 4 against the Red Wings, but he isn't poised to get cleared for contact until he checks in with doctors in early October.
The Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame, dormant for a dozen years, will once again honor the state's rich sports history.
"It's like a new principal or a new teacher coming into town," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said of new GM Paul Fenton on the eve of the team opening training camp.
Wild players wondered if the firing of GM Chuck Fletcher was just the first domino to fall in a complete team makeover. Turns out the team returns mostly intact for 2018-19.
Predators forward Austin Watson has been suspended without pay for the entire preseason and first 27 games of the regular season for domestic abuse.