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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 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.


Wild will play Stars, Jets and Avalanche twice each in preseason

Wild will play Stars, Jets and Avalanche twice each in preseason

The complete NHL regular season schedule will be released on June 25.


Wild re-signs Bartkowski to one-year, two-way contract

Wild re-signs Bartkowski to one-year, two-way contract

The Wild retained one of its reinforcements from last season, re-signing defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a one-year, two-way contract.


Wild forward Kunin joins U.S. team at hockey world championships

Wild forward Kunin joins U.S. team at hockey world championships

Kunin's season ended when the Iowa Wild was eliminated from the AHL playoffs.


Wild signs Iowa leading scorer Gerald Mayhew to two-year contract

Wild signs Iowa leading scorer Gerald Mayhew to two-year contract

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 one win away from advancing to second round of Calder Cup Playoffs

Iowa leads its best-of-five series against the Milwaukee Admirals 2-0.


Wild's Suter to play in World Championships

Ryan Suter, in 2010.

Wild defenseman Ryan Suter has been named to the U.S. Men's National Team that will compete at the World Championships in May.


Wild signs Providence forward Duhaime to entry-level contract

Wild signs Providence forward Duhaime to entry-level contract

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.


After firing three, Wild hires new director of hockey operations

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.


Spurgeon contract talks an offseason priority for Wild

Spurgeon contract talks an offseason priority for Wild

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.


Wild disappointed, frustrated by first playoff miss in seven years

Wild disappointed, frustrated by first playoff miss in seven years

The Wild's season officially ended Saturday with a 3-0 loss to the Stars in Dallas.


Wild won't 'throw in the towel' in season finale vs. Stars

Wild won't 'throw in the towel' in season finale vs. Stars

The Wild wraps up its season Saturday night in Dallas against the Stars.


Sturm has memorable NHL debut with Wild

Sturm has memorable NHL debut with Wild

Just days after turning pro, center Nico Sturm made his NHL debut with the Wild in a 3-0 loss to the Bruins Thursday.


Sturm to make NHL debut tonight; Parise out for Wild's final two games

Sturm to make NHL debut tonight; Parise out for Wild's final two games

Center Nico Sturm will make his NHL debut Thursday against the Bruins in the Wild's home finale.


Postgame: Avalanche knocks Wild out of playoff contention

Postgame: Avalanche knocks Wild out of playoff contention

The Wild will miss the playoffs for the first time in seven years.


Wild's playoff hopes could end tonight at the X

Wild's playoff hopes could end tonight at the X

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.


Wild's fate could be decided vs. Coyotes

Wild's fate could be decided vs. Coyotes

The Wild visits the Coyotes Sunday afternoon four points shy of a playoff berth.


Dubnyk secures 30th win, franchise record in victory over Golden Knights

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk made 35 saves in a 3-2 win over the Golden Knights Friday in Vegas.