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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 not expecting animosity in rematch with Flames

Wild not expecting animosity in rematch with Flames

The two teams met last week in a tense, 2-0 win for the Flames in Calgary.


Parise-Coyle-Niederreiter line making a case to stay intact once Mikko Koivu returns to Wild

Parise-Coyle-Niederreiter line making a case to stay intact once Mikko Koivu returns to Wild

Forwards Zach Parise, Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter have combined for 14 points since coming together as a line.


Koivu skates with Wild but not ready for game action tonight at X

Koivu skates with Wild but not ready for game action tonight at X

"He looks like he's skating pretty well," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "So I would assume it's not too long before he gets back in the lineup."


Wild executive Flahr leaves to join former GM Fletcher in Philadelphia

Wild executive Flahr leaves to join former GM Fletcher in Philadelphia

Brent Flahr ran the draft for the Wild and was interim GM for a short time after Chuck Fletcher was fired in April.


Postgame: Wild's leaders set tone in romp over Canadiens

The Wild's Zach Parise fought for possession of the puck against the Canadiens' Kenny Agostino in the third period Tuesday.

Goalie Devan Dubnyk had the best response from the 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, posting 29 saves.


Wild returns home from tough road trip to host streaking Canadiens

Wild returns home from tough road trip to host streaking Canadiens

Goalie Devan Dubnyk will get the start for the Wild, which is coming off a 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.


With Koivu injured, Wild recalls Kunin from Iowa

With Koivu injured, Wild recalls Kunin from Iowa

Koivu suffered a knee injury in Thursday's loss in Calgary and is listed as day-to-day by the team.


Wild viewing Koivu injury as opportunity for others to step up

Wild viewing Koivu injury as opportunity for others to step up

Without captain Mikko Koivu, the Wild was routed by the Oilers 7-2 Friday in Edmonton.


Koivu injury, Dumba hit fuel controversial ending in Calgary

Koivu injury, Dumba hit fuel controversial ending in Calgary

The Wild finished the game without captain Mikko Koivu, and the Flames also became shorthanded after a hit by defenseman Matt Dumba.


Stalock to appear in 100th career game vs. Flames tonight

Stalock to appear in 100th career game vs. Flames tonight

Wild backup Alex Stalock has been mostly handling the second half of back-to-backs this season, but Thursday he'll get a look in the first test of two straight games.


Wild's shut-down third period led by Dubnyk, snaps losing streak

Wild's shut-down third period led by Dubnyk, snaps losing streak

The Wild snapped out of its funk Tuesday with a 3-2 win over the Canucks.


Wild hoping to recapture road rhythm in Vancouver

Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson sends a shot past Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk in October.

Last month, the Wild finished off a seven-game stretch of road games with five wins.


Five losses in seven games drop Wild in standings

Five losses in seven games drop Wild in standings

A three-game road trip to Western Canada begins Tuesday night in Vancouver.


Wild encouraged by performance in loss to Maple Leafs

Wild encouraged by performance in loss to Maple Leafs

Despite losing its third straight for the first time this season, the Wild felt its effort against Toronto was a step in the right direction.


Wild trying to avoid third straight loss vs. Maple Leafs

Wild trying to avoid third straight loss vs. Maple Leafs

The Wild is coming off a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets Thursday.


Wild needing to rebuild confidence after latest loss to Blue Jackets

Wild needing to rebuild confidence after latest loss to Blue Jackets

Confidence, along with practice and preaching, is what coach Bruce Boudreau believes will help the Wild snap out of its funk.


Pateryn set to return to Wild's lineup vs. Blue Jackets

Pateryn set to return to Wild's lineup vs. Blue Jackets

Pateryn missed the 4-3 loss to the Coyotes Tuesday due to illness.


Postgame: Dubnyk frustrated after latest third-period collapse

Postgame: Dubnyk frustrated after latest third-period collapse

The Coyotes scored three goals on Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk in the third period to rally for a 4-3 win.


Success doesn't earn Niederreiter promotion from fourth line tonight

Success doesn't earn Niederreiter promotion from fourth line tonight

Nino Niederreiter is coming off one of his best games of the season, after a goal and an assist in the 4-2 victory over the Jets.


Goalie Devan Dubnyk feels '100 percent' after stomach bug

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk.

Goaltender Devan Dubnyk rejoined the Wild Monday for practice at TRIA Rink, but the team still didn't have both of its netminders on the ice.