Minnesota Wild and NHL | Reporter

Sarah McLellan covers the Wild and NHL. Before joining the Star Tribune in November 2017, she spent five years covering the Coyotes for The Arizona Republic.

Born in Edmonton and raised in Arizona, Mclellan is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.


Twin Cities trying to sell themselves as hosts for planned NHL revival

Although large gatherings still are prohibited by Gov. Tim Walz, restrictions could loosen by the time the NHL selects its cities, or the state could make an exception for the NHL..


NHL declares regular season over; Wild makes postseason - if there is one

If action resumes, and it wouldn't until July at the earliest, the Wild would face Vancouver in a play-in series.


NHL expected to announce return-to-play format today; Wild would make playoffs

Gary Bettman is set to make a televised address at 3:30 p.m. about what hockey would look like if the NHL can resume the season this summer.


Staal on finishing NHL season: 'I have a hard time envisioning it'

The latest return-to-play scenario reportedly being considered for pro hockey wouldn't wrap up the regular season nor jump to a normal playoff structure.


Hub city for hockey? Wild wants NHL in St. Paul when games restart

The NHL is still exploring the possibility of finishing the season in centralized locations, and St. Paul - with ample space for multiple games a day, might be in the mix.


Blindsided at first, Wild beat writer stitches together a new normal

Away from the road and rinks, Wild reporter Sarah McLellan finds order again after the pandemic brought pro hockey, and almost everything else in sports, to a halt.


If NHL went directly to playoffs, Wild would need expanded field to get in

Although the NHL hasn't finalized a timeline to resume the season, it has a plan in place to get closer to making a relaunch a reality.


Like the Wild, Dumba found his groove before season was halted

The coronavirus pandemic halted the NHL more than nine weeks ago, and Matt Dumba is spending the hiatus in Calgary. Before the season paused, Dumba had 11 points over his previous 22 games.


AHL cancels rest of season; NHL still considers return

The NHL's top developmental league, which includes the Iowa Wild, gives up on resuming the 2019-20 season.


Dubnyk riding out 'ridiculous and crazy' season on ice and off

Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk has tried to stay prepared if the NHL season restarts but, at least, his family worries are behind him.