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.
The complete NHL regular season schedule will be released on June 25.
The Wild retained one of its reinforcements from last season, re-signing defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a one-year, two-way contract.
Kunin's season ended when the Iowa Wild was eliminated from the AHL playoffs.
After making his pro debut March 10, 2017, the 5-10, 175-pound native of Wyandotte, Mich., has racked up 49 goals and 99 points in 160 games with Iowa..
Iowa leads its best-of-five series against the Milwaukee Admirals 2-0.
Wild defenseman Ryan Suter has been named to the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the World Championships in May.
Drafted in the fourth round, 106th overall in 2016, Brandon Duhaime was named the Wild's most improved player during the team's 2017 development camp.
The Wild continued to reshuffle its front office Wednesday, naming Chris O'Hearn as director of hockey operations. He'd worked previously for Calgary and Arizona.
Fixing the offense is likely to headline the Wild's summer, but the defense is also poised to receive attention, with a new contract for Jared Spurgeon near the top of the list.
The Wild's season officially ended Saturday with a 3-0 loss to the Stars in Dallas.
The Wild wraps up its season Saturday night in Dallas against the Stars.
Just days after turning pro, center Nico Sturm made his NHL debut with the Wild in a 3-0 loss to the Bruins Thursday.
Center Nico Sturm will make his NHL debut Thursday against the Bruins in the Wild's home finale.
The Wild will miss the playoffs for the first time in seven years.
The Wild is 4-0 against Winnipeg this season, but its odds of making are playoffs are slim and almost none. "Sometimes miracles do happen," coach Bruce Boudreau said.
The Wild visits the Coyotes Sunday afternoon four points shy of a playoff berth.
Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves in a 3-2 win over the Golden Knights Friday in Vegas.
Wild forwards Zach Parise and Joel Eriksson Ek are considered game-time decisions Friday against the Golden Knights, but it looks like only one of the two will return.
Sadek, a Wild draft choice in 2015, played four seasons at the University of Minnesota.
Goalie Devan Dubnyk had a unique strategy for giving the Wild an extra attacker in the third period Monday.