Needing a win to clinch a playoff spot for the first time since 2008, the Wild laid an egg Friday night and the Edmonton Oilers spoiled the party with a 6-1 victory.
It's expected the Minnesota Wild will make a strong attempt to re-sign Matt Cullen in the offseason.
Matt Cullen (lower body) returned to action on Monday.
Matt Cullen (lower body) practiced again on Sunday during an optional skate and could be back in the Minnesota lineup Monday.
Matt Cullen (lower body) was a surprise participant in Saturday's optional practice.
Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo says Matt Cullen (lower body) could miss another week.
Matt Cullen (lower body) isn't likely to play on Sunday.
Matt Cullen has a lower-body injury and won't travel with the Wild to California.
The Minnesota Wild have been getting a lot of production out of second liner Matt Cullen.
Matt Cullen scored a goal on Wednesday.
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher has no intention of trading Matt Cullen before the deadline.
Matt Cullen has been white hot the last 20 games.
The trade deadline is April 3 and 36-year-old Matt Cullen is in the last year of a contract that would make him an unrestricted free agent if the Wild chooses not to re-sign him.
Matt Cullen is just two goals away from 200.