Recent content from Sarah McLellan
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..
If action resumes, and it wouldn't until July at the earliest, the Wild would face Vancouver in a play-in series.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NHL's top developmental league, which includes the Iowa Wild, gives up on resuming the 2019-20 season.
Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk has tried to stay prepared if the NHL season restarts but, at least, his family worries are behind him.