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 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.
The Wild hopes Zach Parise could be back in action this weekend when it returns to the road for a two-game tour of Vegas and Arizona. He suffered a lower-body injury Friday at Washington.
Winger Zach Parise didn't play Saturday due to a lower-body injury.
After knocking off the Capitals 2-1 Friday, the Wild is back in action Saturday against the Hurricanes.
Rookies Jordan Greenway, Luke Kunin and Ryan Donato combined for four points, including both goals in a 2-1 win over Washington.
The Wild will regain a playoff spot with a win over the defending Stanley Cup champions Friday.