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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 reassigns Rau to Iowa

Wild reassigns Rau to Iowa

With winger Pontus Aberg poised to return to the lineup, the Wild reassigned forward Kyle Rau to Iowa of the American Hockey League Monday.


Wild takes on surging Blues in matinee matchup

Wild takes on surging Blues in matinee matchup

The Blues carry a nine-game win streak into St. Paul.


Wild mulling who to start in goal after latest collapse to Devils

Wild mulling who to start in goal after latest collapse to Devils

Goalie Devan Dubnyk has allowed 10 goals in his last two games.


Injuries mean Wild will dress seven defenseman against Devils

Injuries mean Wild will dress seven defenseman against Devils

With the Wild down by two more forwards, recently acquired Brad Hunt could see ice time at forward and on defense.


Shorthanded Wild crumble to Flyers while clinging to final playoff spot

Shorthanded Wild crumble to Flyers while clinging to final playoff spot

Forwards Victor Rask and Matt Hendricks were injured in the 5-4 loss to Philadelphia.


Can Wild avoid another letdown during four-game homestand?

Can Wild avoid another letdown during four-game homestand?

Three opponents on this homestand are currently below the Wild in the standings and the fourth is just ahead.


Wild goes for weekend sweep vs. Islanders

Wild goes for weekend sweep vs. Islanders

The team snapped a four-game losing streak Saturday against the Devils.


Wild returns to road to visit Devils for matinee in New Jersey

Wild returns to road to visit Devils for matinee in New Jersey

The Wild is looking to snap a four-game losing streak against the Devils.


Mikko Koivu has surgery to repair injured right knee

Mikko Koivu has surgery to repair injured right knee

The Wild captain had the ACL and meniscus repaired after being injured Tuesday night.


Wild's offensive leaders quiet in snooze fest with Oilers

Wild's offensive leaders quiet in snooze fest with Oilers

The Wild fell 4-1 to Edmonton, extending its losing streak to four games.


'You can't really replace him': Koivu injury leaves void for Wild

'You can't really replace him': Koivu injury leaves void for Wild

Already, the Wild was playing without center Eric Fehr, who was sick and did not dress against Buffalo. Then captain Mikko Koivu left in the first period after a hit and did not return.


Bitetto poised to make Wild debut vs. Sabres tonight

Bitetto poised to make Wild debut vs. Sabres tonight

Anthony Bitetto's first appearance comes on the heels of the Wild assigning defenseman Nate Prosser to the minors, along with winger J.T. Brown.


Wild places Prosser, Brown on waivers

The Wild took steps Sunday to create roster flexibility, placing defenseman Nate Prosser (left) and winger J.T. Brown on waivers.

If the two go unclaimed by 11 a.m. Central Time Monday, they can be assigned to the American Hockey League or remain with the Wild.


Rask scores first goal with Wild, finds groove with new linemates

Rask scores first goal with Wild, finds groove with new linemates

The center tied the game at 3, helping the Wild earn a point in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Blackhawks.


Aberg questionable to play in Wild's second half of back-to-back

Aberg questionable to play in Wild's second half of back-to-back

The winger was left the 3-1 loss to the Stars Friday with a lower-body injury.


Aberg leaves Wild's loss to Stars with lower-body injury

Aberg leaves Wild's loss to Stars with lower-body injury

The Wild finished a 3-1 loss to the Stars shorthanded, with winger Pontus Aberg leaving the game with a lower-body injury.


After week off, Wild begins stretch drive with 14 games in 26 days

After week off, Wild begins stretch drive with 14 games in 26 days

Before an eight-day layoff, the Wild had rattled off three straight wins – a streak that helped it climb into the third spot in the Central Division.


Wild's Dubnyk named NHL's third star of the week

Devan Dubnyk went 2-0 last week with the Wild before making 25 saves at the All-Star Game.

Devan Dubnyk went 2-0 last week with the Wild before making 25 saves at the All-Star Game.


Wild claims defenseman Bitetto off waivers from Predators

Wild claims defenseman Bitetto off waivers from Predators

Anthony Bitetto is another familiar face to General Manager Paul Fenton, who was an assistant GM with the Predators before joining the Wild.


No All-Star time off: Wild sends Eriksson Ek, Kunin to Iowa

No All-Star time off: Wild sends Eriksson Ek, Kunin to Iowa

Instead of embarking on a break like the rest of their Wild teammates, forwards Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin will keep playing.