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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'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.


Wild's Zach Parise, Joel Eriksson Ek game-time decisions vs. Golden Knights

Wild's Zach Parise, Joel Eriksson Ek game-time decisions vs. Golden Knights

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.


Gophers defenseman Jack Sadek signs with Iowa Wild

Gophers defenseman Jack Sadek signs with Iowa Wild

Sadek, a Wild draft choice in 2015, played four seasons at the University of Minnesota.


Botched 5-on-4 among Wild's close calls in 1-0 loss to Predators

Botched 5-on-4 among Wild's close calls in 1-0 loss to Predators

Goalie Devan Dubnyk had a unique strategy for giving the Wild an extra attacker in the third period Monday.


Parise sidelined for tonight's key Wild game

Zach Parise

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.


Wild hoping Parise's injury isn't long-term

Zach Parise

Winger Zach Parise didn't play Saturday due to a lower-body injury.


Wild hoping to avoid letdown vs. Hurricanes

Wild hoping to avoid letdown vs. Hurricanes

After knocking off the Capitals 2-1 Friday, the Wild is back in action Saturday against the Hurricanes.


Wild's rookies lead the way in win over Capitals

Wild's rookies lead the way in win over Capitals

Rookies Jordan Greenway, Luke Kunin and Ryan Donato combined for four points, including both goals in a 2-1 win over Washington.


Wild still in position to control its destiny when it faces Washington

Wild still in position to control its destiny when it faces Washington

The Wild will regain a playoff spot with a win over the defending Stanley Cup champions Friday.