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Will Zach Parise start practicing with the Wild soon?

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said Parise plans to talk to his doctors Thursday night, hoping to be cleared soon to finally begin practicing.


Parise skates hard during 30-minute session

Zach Parise (11) skated off the ice at the end of the game. Chicago beat Minnesota by a final score of 5-3. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com - February 20, 2017, Eden Prairie, MN, High / Prep School Boys Hockey, Boys hockey All-Metro players

Zach Parise had a high-speed skating and shooting session before today's Wild practice that lasted at least 30 minutes, and he appeared to be moving well.


Koivu, happy with his contract extension, returns to Wild practice

Wild center Mikko Koivu (9) was back on the ice Tuesday, as GM Chuck Fletcher said Koivu's two-year, $11 million contract extension was good for both sides. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ � cgonzalez@startribune.com - April 22, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Game 5, Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues

Wild center Mikko Koivu was back on the ice Tuesday, as GM Chuck Fletcher said Koivu's two-year, $11 million contract extension was good for both sides.


Wild signs Mikko Koivu to contract extension through 2020

Just before the puck dropped on the Wild's preseason opener at Winnipeg, the team announced captain Mikko Koivu has signed a two-year, $11 million contract extension.

Now in his 13th season with the Wild, Koivu is the Wild's all-time leader in seven statistical categories. He would have been an unrestricted free agent after this season.


Wild signs 18-year-old goalie to three-year, entry-level deal

At 6-6, Baribeau was tied with Devan Dubnyk as the team's tallest player in training camp.


'Lace bite' sidelines Koivu; Wild opens preseason tonight

Minnesota Wild Head Coach Bruce Boudreau took to the ice for the first day of practice at the Xcel Energy Center, Friday, September 15, 2017 in St. Paul, MN. ] ELIZABETH FLORES ï liz.flores@startribune.com

Mike Reilly, Gustav Olofsson and Ryan Murphy, all fighting for spots on the Wild roster, are among the defensemen who will play tonight against an experienced Winnipeg lineup.


Boudreau says Wild's backup goalie battle still open ahead of first preseason game

Wild Goalie Alex Stalock(32) who only allowed one goal in his first game defends against Jean-Gabriel Pageau(44).]At the Xcel Energy Center in a game between the Wild and Ottawa.Richard Tsong-Taatarii/richard.tsong-taatarii@startribune.com

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said Steve Michalek and Alex Stalock will both get their chance. Michalek will start Monday at Winnipeg.


Wild training camp, Day 2: No Parise, but Malone impresses

Zach Parise remained absent from practice Saturday, as Ryan Malone caught the eye of coach Bruce Boudreau.


Parise misses first Wild practice; Boudreau says star is 'day-to-day'

Zach Parise (11) skated off the ice at the end of the game. Chicago beat Minnesota by a final score of 5-3. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ • cgonzalez@startribune.com - February 20, 2017, Eden Prairie, MN, High / Prep School Boys Hockey, Boys hockey All-Metro players

Wild forward Zach Parise, who reportedly tweaked his back before training camp, skated before but not during the team's first practices Friday.


Matt Cullen survives Bruce Boudreau's infamous skate test

At age 40, Matt Cullen has seen it all from NHL coaches and said Bruce Boudreau's skate test lived up to the billing.


Foligno signs with Wild for four years, $11.5 million

FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno carries the puck against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Marcus Foligno has left the leap behind in Buffalo. That doesn�t mean his offensive production can�t or won�t continue to rise in Minnesota. Coming off a career-high 13 goals for the Sabres last season, the soon-to-be-26-year-old was acquired in a trade earlier this summer to bring some needed grit and strength to the left wing position. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Marcus Foligno, a restricted free agent forward, was acquired from Buffalo along with Tyler Ennis in the Jason Pominville/Marco Scandella deal on June 30.


Wild coach Bruce Boudreau: 'This is a good group of guys''

Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau questioned a call in the second period. ] ANTHONY SOUFFLE ï anthony.souffle@startribune.com Game action from a National Hockey League (NHL) playoff game 5 between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.

As the Wild started training camp Thursday with physicals and meetings, coach Bruce Boudreau was happy to see a deep group of veterans and newcomers.


Wild releases TV schedule; 70 games on FSN, 12 on NBCSN

The broadcast teams remain unchanged on television and radio.


Wild invites 58 players to training camp

The Wild announced a 58-player roster for its training camp, which begins Friday.


Kunin scores twice as Wild prospects beat Blues

Luke Kunin

Minnesota scored five times in the game's final 10 minutes in the tournament in Traverse City, Mich.


Russo: What do Wild's lines look like as training camp approaches?

Mikko Koivu (9) and Mikael Granlund (64) celebrated after Koivu shot the puck past Kings goalie Jeff Zatkoff last season.

Obviously my opinion, but by popular demand, here's a look at how I see the lines shaping up heading into next month's training camp.


Leaving for Blues, Prosser thankful to play so long for hometown Wild

Elk River's Nate Prosser, 31, was by far the longest-serving and most successful college free-agent pickup in Wild history.


Granlund's only objective? A deeper Wild playoff run

The Wild has made the playoffs five years in a row but has only been past the first round twice and only won one playoff game last season.


Updated 2017-18 Wild depth chart

Here's how the Wild's shaping up before re-signing Mikael Granlund and Marcus Foligno.


Wild's Niederreiter signs five-year contract

The Wild has signed winger Nino Niederreiter to a five-year, $26.25 million contract, sources say. That's a $5.25 million cap hit.