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.

Penguins won't give Wild 2020 first-round pick

Pittsburgh had the option of giving the Wild its first-round pick this year or next as part of the Jason Zucker trade in February.

Who's staying, who's leaving: Sarah McLellan breaks down the Wild's roster

While GM Bill Guerin will explore offseason trade and free agency options, here's a look at the current Wild players and their likely status next season.

Wild's hope for the future, Kirill Kaprizov, arriving in Minnesota

This is the 23-year-old Russian star's first time in the United States and only second visit to North America.

'We haven't had success here.' Wild general manager promises changes

After a wipeout in the postseason, the Wild needs to find a No. 1 center and solve its goaltending issues. "Things need to get better. That's just the way it is," GM Bill Guerin said.

Koivu wonders: Was sudden ending the end of his Wild, NHL careers?

Mikko Koivu lingered on the ice following his team's Game 4 overtime loss to Vancouver. Whether the Wild's loss marked the end of his long NHL career is yet to be determined.

Wild goalie Dubnyk already planning to get his starting job back

Like he has since he joined the team in 2015, Dubnyk began the season in the starter's seat. But Alex Stalock was getting most of the work at the end of the season.

Wild's old issues re-emerge as bubble bursts in sudden fashion

Uncertainty is ahead for the Wild after the franchise's latest swift postseason departure. "We'll take some time to evaluate what happened here," coach Dean Evason said.

Wild players stunned by sudden end to season

The stunning fashion in which the Wild was eliminated from the best-of-five play-in series - just 11 seconds into overtime of Game 4 - reverberated around the group in the aftermath.

In the blink of an eye, Wild's season comes to an end with OT loss

Vancouver's Christopher Tanev scored from the point just 11 seconds into overtime, this after Canucks captain Bo Horvat was left all alone in front to bury a Tanner Pearson pass with 5:46 to go in the third to tie the game.

Wild's Stalock in constant communication with teammates

Alex Stalock's supportive dialogue has emerged as the soundtrack of the series without fans in the seats inside Rogers Place to drown out the chitchat.