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Granlund hopes to be back Tuesday; Parise still sidelined

Zach Parise (11) and Mikael Granlund (64)

Mikael Granlund hopes to play soon, perhaps Tuesday against Vancouver--but with Zach Parise still out Monday, assistant coach Darby Hendrickson filled out the practice lineup once more.


Stalock, Suter and Spurgeon help Wild end third-period curse

The Wild won 4-2 at Calgary on Saturday, fighting back after losing a second-period lead to end a string of disappointing third periods.


Stalock to start at Calgary as Wild looks to get off the ropes

(Left to right) The Wild's Jason Zucker (16), coach Bruce Boudreau and Mikael Granlund watched as Marcus Foligno took the ice against the Dallas Stars in a September preseason game.

Goaltender Alex Stalock will get his second start of the season Saturday, backstopping a Wild team that fell to 1-2-2 with Friday's loss at Winnipeg.


Boudreau: 'It seems like we're afraid to win'

Winnipeg's Patrik Laine checked the Wild's Jonas Brodin during the second period on Friday night.

After another third-period letdown that led to a loss at Winnipeg, Wild coach Bruce Boudreau expressed frustration with key players.


Boudreau wants to see better defense from Wild

A shot by Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson (77) made it past Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) to tie the game late in the third period.

The Wild end a five-day break in the schedule with a game at Winnipeg on Friday, and Boudreau hopes to see results from the lessons imparted at this week's practices.


Wild's Foligno back in action, Parise won't play this weekend

Wingers Mikael Granlund and Marcus Foligno both returned to practice for the first time after injuries. Granlund's status for the weekend is still uncertain.


Assistant coach Hendrickson skates again at Wild practice

Center Darby Hendrickson sent the puck past Flyers goalie Brian Boucher for the first goal in Wild franchise history on Oct. 11, 2000.

With the Wild down to eight healthy forwards, Darby Hendrickson practiced again Tuesday as the team awaits word on Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund.


Parise has injury setback, leaves Wild practice

Zach Parise (11)

The Wild had hoped to have Zach Parise back in the lineup Friday, but he left the ice at Monday's Wild practice after about 25 minutes.


Newcomers hold their own, but Wild veterans disappoint

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) argued with referee Tom Kowal (32) after the game-winning goal was scored in overtime by Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexander Wennberg (10).

In Saturday's overtime loss, players recalled from Iowa made the most of limited minutes, while some regulars didn't meet expectations.


Newcomer Luke Kunin excited to play in Wild's home opener tonight

Called up Friday by the injury-depleted Wild, Kunin will make his NHL debut Saturday against Columbus at Xcel, while Charlie Coyle, Nino Niederreiter, Marcus Foligno, Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund continue to heal.


Wild calls up Kunin, 3 others; Reilly sent to Iowa

Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop (30) watches as Minnesota Wild center Luke Kunin (19) keeps the puck from Stars defenseman Dan Hamhuis (2) during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Hannah Foslien)

Already playing without injured forwards Zach Parise and Mikael Granlund, the Wild lost three more forwards in Thursday night's win at Chicago and made roster moves.


Coyle, Niederreiter probably out Saturday; Foligno uncertain

Minnesota Wild's Charlie Coyle (3) breaks away from Carolina Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin (74) to shoot the puck at goalie Scott Darling (33) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

The Wild is down to eight healthy forwards after injuries in a 5-2 victory over Chicago, which also included a controversial offside call.


Boudreau: Wild must be fast starters against Chicago

Minnesota Wild right wing Nino Niederreiter (22) celebrated with defenseman Jared Spurgeon (46) after Spurgeon scored a goal on Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) in the second period Wednesday.

The Wild resumes its schedule Thursday against the Blackhawks, who have outscored opponents 11-1 in first periods en route to a 3-0-1 record.


Without Parise and Granlund, Wild tweaking lineup for Chicago game

Coach Bruce Boudreau will use his seven defensemen and 11 forwards a bit differently at Chicago on Thursday.


Wild's Parise inches closer, but Granlund to miss next four games

Mikael Granlund

Mikael Granlund has not been on the ice for a game or practice since playing in last Thursday's season opener at Detroit.


Parise back at practice with Wild, but quiet about injury details

Wild left winger Zach Parise

Despite multiple reports, Wild forward Zach Parise said the the injury he has been dealing with is not a back injury.


Boudreau: Wild too 'loosey-goosey' in 5-4 shootout loss

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau

The Wild swiped a point in Carolina on Mikko Koivu's buzzer-beater, but poor defense and decisionmaking cost it a victory.


Granlund out, Stalock in for Wild at Carolina

Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) checked Wild right winger Mikael Granlund as he tried to shoot in the third period Thursday.

Wild forward Mikael Granlund is not expected to play tonight at Carolina, when goalie Alex Stalock will get his first start of the season.


Postgame: Wild's power play endures power outage

Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) checked Wild right winger Mikael Granlund as he tried to shoot in the third period Thursday.

The Wild got no goals from a tepid power play in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Detroit, and it also was hurt by two disallowed goals and a failure to lift shots.


Winnik in Wild lineup as NHL season opens new Detroit arena

The veteran winger signed yesterday, and his papers came through just in time to face the Red Wings.