Childhood pals Tyler Ennis and Jared Spurgeon are thrilled for a chance to play together again.
Penalties have kept team on the power play or penalty kill a lot this preseason, taking away needed 5-on-5 situations.
Only 19 of 37 players skated Monday at Xcel Energy Center.
Assistant John Anderson served as the acting coach in a 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.
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
"Anything short of winning the Stanley Cup would be a disappointment," Wild owner Craig Leipold said Saturday night.
Mikael Granlund quickly made his presence felt Saturday, notching a goal and an assist in his preseason debut for the Wild.
The Wild, 2-0 this preseason, face Colorado at Xcel Energy Center.
Zach Parise was pleased to finally get on the ice with the Wild on Friday but was careful to manage expectations.
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.
Wild forward Zach Parise, who has been sitting out practice because of injury, talks Friday about finally being able to practice.
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.
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.
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.
As pleased as Bruce Boudreau was with Thursday's 1-0 victory over Winnipeg, the news about Zach Parise was a bigger lift.
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.
The Wild pushed its preseason record to 2-0 with Thursday night's win.
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.
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.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said Parise plans to talk to his doctors Thursday night, hoping to be cleared soon to finally begin practicing.