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The Wild Beat

Sarah McLellan is an Edmonton native. She graduated from the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State, and covered the Coyotes for five years at the Arizona Republic before arriving at the Star Tribune in November 2017.


Wild still seeking first win, returns to road with noon game at Ottawa

Wild still seeking first win, returns to road with noon game at Ottawa

The Wild's last venture on the road wasn't successful, with the team losing all three games. And the circumstances have only gotten tougher


Postgame: Defensive woes exposed in Wild's home-opening loss to Penguins

Postgame: Defensive woes exposed in Wild's home-opening loss to Penguins

The Wild has given up 21 goals, tied for the most in the NHL.


Rask in, Donato out for Wild vs. Penguins

Rask in, Donato out for Wild vs. Penguins

Wild center Victor Rask will make his season debut Saturday against the Penguins.


'No excuses': Winless Wild turns toward Saturday's home opener

'No excuses': Winless Wild turns toward Saturday's home opener

The Wild is one of four teams in the NHL that has yet to win.


Despite struggles, can Wild continue its domination of Jets tonight?

Minnesota Wild Joel Eriksson Ek (14) bangs the puck in past Winnipeg Jets' Dmitry Kulikov (5) and goaltender Connor Hellebuyck during the third period

The Wild was a perfect 5-0 against the Jets last season, just the third time in franchise history the team's swept a season series of more than four games.


Wild still waiting for offense to take off after loss to Avalanche

Wild still waiting for offense to take off after loss to Avalanche

The Wild was limited to two goals for a second straight game, falling to 0-2 in the process.


Wild's Soucy to make season debut vs. Avalanche

Wild's Soucy to make season debut vs. Avalanche

Wild defenseman Carson Soucy will draw into Saturday's lineup, replacing Nick Seeler.


Wild's top line struggles in opener, could result in quick overhaul

Wild's top line struggles in opener, could result in quick overhaul

Center Eric Staal's grouping with wingers Zach Parise and Mats Zuccarello finished a combined minus-9, the worst showing in the game.


Tonight's opener in Nashville first of many October road tests for Wild

Predators goalie Juuse Saros made a save in the third period vs. the Wild last season. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com – St. Paul, M

The Wild starts the 2019-20 season in a role that will become quite familiar to it over the next handful of weeks: the visiting team.


Wild defenseman Pateryn has surgery, will be out for six weeks

Wild defenseman Pateryn has surgery, will be out for six weeks

Pateryn's place on the roster will be taken by former Minnesota Duluth defenseman Carson Soucy, who was paired with Brad Hunt at practice Tuesday.


Wild places Brown on waivers, assigns Belpedio to minors

The Wild worked to reach the 23-man roster limit Monday by placing winger J.T. Brown (23) on waivers and assigning defenseman Louie Belpedio to the Am

The Wild has to get to the 23-man limit by Tuesday.


Wild cuts Drew Stafford, sends Sturm and Mayhew to Iowa

Wild cuts Drew Stafford, sends Sturm and Mayhew to Iowa

Stafford was in camp on a veteran tryout basis. Mayhew led Iowa in scoring last season.


Spurgeon, Wild continue successful partnership

Spurgeon, Wild continue successful partnership

Jared Spurgeon reflected on his journey from unsigned draft pick to standout defenseman with the Wild after signing a seven-year extension.


Wild's Spurgeon: 'Surreal' to ink 7-year, $53M contract extension

Wild's Spurgeon: 'Surreal' to ink 7-year, $53M contract extension

The Wild locked up defenseman Jared Spurgeon through the 2026-27 season.


Wild signs restricted free agent Kevin Fiala for two years, $6 million

Wild signs restricted free agent Kevin Fiala for two years, $6 million

The speedy winger was acquired in a trade with Nashville during last season for Mikael Granlund.


Wild invites Stafford to training camp on professional tryout

Wild invites Stafford to training camp on professional tryout

Right winger Drew Stafford chipped in five goals and eight assists in 57 games with the Devils last season.


Wild re-sgns defenseman Belpedio to two-way contract

Wild re-sgns defenseman Belpedio to two-way contract

Louie Belpedio was drafted in the third round by the Wild in 2014 and became the first rookie in franchise history to tally two points in his debut.


Wild re-signs Ryan Donato, Nico Sturm and Carson Soucy

Wild re-signs Ryan Donato, Nico Sturm and Carson Soucy

The Wild addressed three of its seven restricted free agents Tuesday, re-signing Ryan Donato, Nico Sturm and Carson Soucy.


Wild starts Day 2 of NHL draft by adding Vladislav Firstov

The Wild held seven picks going into Day 2 of the NHL draft in Vancouver.


Wild offseason about to pick up after NHL awards

The future of Jason Zucker will be a key offseason question for the Wild.

Aside from some minor maneuvering (front-office shuffling and a few signings), it's been a ho-hum summer so far. That's about to change.