This is the first time since 1994 NHLers haven't participated in the Winter Olympics. Six current Wild players have skated in the tournament and five have at least one medal.
The Wild will have tabbed backup Alex Stalock to face the Devils Thursday in Newark when the team's three-game road trip continues.
As his games-played tally continues to rise, along with his age, Ryan Suter's ice time hasn't varied much
The Wild continues its three-game road trip against the Devils after being idle since a 5-3 win Monday over the Islanders
Ryan Suter's minutes remain at the top of the National Hockey League
The Wild scored three times in the second period and beat the New York Islanders to open a three-game road trip.
Even if the goal was a Charlie Coyle windup that bounced off him and behind Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, he'll take it.
The Wild's Jason Zucker scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the second period.
Sarah McLellan recaps the 5-3 victory over the Islanders in her Wild wrap-up.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau discusses Monday's 5-3 victory over the Islanders.
North Score: After pausing to ponder the question, Wild winger Zach Parise was dumbfounded, as was coach Bruce Boudreau.
The Wild opens a three-game road trip against the Islanders after going 2-1-2 during a five-game homestand.
NHL teams are scoring nearly 20 percent of the time on the power play this season, the highest success rate in 27 seasons.
After completing its second-longest homestand of the season with six out of a possible 10 points, a showing that kept the Wild in the mix for a wild-card berth in the Western Conference, the team returns to the road for a three-game set in New York and New Jersey.
The victory ties Anaheim and Minnesota for the second wild-card spot.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau's list of possibilities for the shootout typically only includes five candidates. So once the team reached Round 6 still deadlocked with the Anaheim Ducks, he had to brainstorm.
Theodore Jean-Paul Parise, checking in at 7 pounds, 14 ounces, continued the Wild's baby boom since September, as he was the fifth arrival. And he might not be the last before the team finishes playing.
A look back at the Wild's 3-2 shootout loss to the Ducks on Saturday.
Wild coach Bruce Boudreau discusses the 3-2 shootout loss to the Ducks on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center.
Wild Star Tribune reporter Sarah McLellan recaps the 3-2 shootout loss to the Ducks in her Wild wrap-up.