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.
The two teams met last week in a tense, 2-0 win for the Flames in Calgary.
Forwards Zach Parise, Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter have combined for 14 points since coming together as a line.
"He looks like he's skating pretty well," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "So I would assume it's not too long before he gets back in the lineup."
Brent Flahr ran the draft for the Wild and was interim GM for a short time after Chuck Fletcher was fired in April.
Goalie Devan Dubnyk had the best response from the 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, posting 29 saves.
Goalie Devan Dubnyk will get the start for the Wild, which is coming off a 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Koivu suffered a knee injury in Thursday's loss in Calgary and is listed as day-to-day by the team.
Without captain Mikko Koivu, the Wild was routed by the Oilers 7-2 Friday in Edmonton.
The Wild finished the game without captain Mikko Koivu, and the Flames also became shorthanded after a hit by defenseman Matt Dumba.
Wild backup Alex Stalock has been mostly handling the second half of back-to-backs this season, but Thursday he'll get a look in the first test of two straight games.
The Wild snapped out of its funk Tuesday with a 3-2 win over the Canucks.
Last month, the Wild finished off a seven-game stretch of road games with five wins.
A three-game road trip to Western Canada begins Tuesday night in Vancouver.
Despite losing its third straight for the first time this season, the Wild felt its effort against Toronto was a step in the right direction.
The Wild is coming off a 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets Thursday.
Confidence, along with practice and preaching, is what coach Bruce Boudreau believes will help the Wild snap out of its funk.
Pateryn missed the 4-3 loss to the Coyotes Tuesday due to illness.
The Coyotes scored three goals on Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk in the third period to rally for a 4-3 win.
Nino Niederreiter is coming off one of his best games of the season, after a goal and an assist in the 4-2 victory over the Jets.
Goaltender Devan Dubnyk rejoined the Wild Monday for practice at TRIA Rink, but the team still didn't have both of its netminders on the ice.