Player News - Wild

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Zach Parise scored Thursday night's only goal in a victory over Calgary.

After Thomas Vanek redirected Mark Giordano's intended outlet pass, Parise collected the puck and danced across the crease, taking Jonas Hiller with him, before sliding the puck in five-hole. Minnesota won the game 1-0 and Parise now has six goals in his last six games. Parise also leads the team with 20 goals and trails only Jason Pominville by a single point with 37.
Jan 30 - 12:19 AM

Devan Dubnyk made 30 saves in his shutout over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Dubnyk would not give in as the Flames put forth a steady effort to beat him, including 14 shots in the second period alone. Dubnyk improves to 4-1-0 with two shutouts and only nine goals against through six games with Minnesota since the trade.
Jan 30 - 12:05 AM

Darcy Kuemper is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Calgary.

Kuemper is actually on a conditioning assignment with Minnesota's farm team in Iowa. After a great start to the season, Kuemper has fallen apart. Erik Haula and Christian Folin are also healthy scratches.
Jan 29 - 9:06 PM

Zach Parise has scored five goals in his last five games.

The Wild forward has six points in those five games. There's little doubt that Parise is the offensive catalyst for Minnesota. The 30-year-old has 19 goals and 36 points in 40 games this season. He continues to be a top-notch point-producer in the NHL.
Jan 29 - 8:10 PM

Devan Dubnyk will get the start against the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

Dubnyk has a 3-1-0 record since being acquired from Arizona. After a subpar 2013-14 season, the 28-year-old has found his game this year. Dubnyk has a 12-6-2 record with a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .915 save percentage.
Jan 29 - 6:17 PM

Minnesota has reassigned Stu Bickel to the AHL.

The Wild called up Matt Dumba to take his place. Bickel has one assist and 46 penalty minutes in nine NHL outings this season.
Jan 29 - 5:49 PM

Matt Dumba has been recalled by Minnesota and he's expected to play in his hometown of Calgary Thursday night.

He was born in Regina, Sask., but moved to Calgary at a young age and grew up there. Dumba has recorded five points and 16 blocks in 23 games this season with Minnesota.
Jan 29 - 5:32 PM

Matt Cooke was absent from Wednesday's practice because of a death in his family.

However, he is expected to rejoin his teammates in Calgary and play Thursday night. If Cooke isn't ready to play then Erik Haula is expected to dress in his place.
Jan 29 - 12:40 PM

Ryan Suter (lower body) is expected to play Thursday.

He missed Wednesday's practice because of a lower-body issue, but it doesn't sound serious because coach Mike Yeo said Suter was just feeling some discomfort. If he's unable to play then Stu Bickel is expected to step into the lineup.
Jan 29 - 12:38 PM

Charlie Coyle scored a highlight reel goal to give Minnesota a 2-1 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night.

"He came out a little more than I expected," said Coyle referring to goaltender Viktor Fasth. "Once I got down there, I was too close. I pulled it back and luckily I put it away." He managed to tuck the puck into the net from beyond the goal line to display his great hands. Coyle has six goals and 20 points in 47 matches this year.
Jan 28 - 11:20 AM

Nino Niederreiter scored a goal and was a plus -2 with four shots in the Wild 2-1 win over Edmonton on Tuesday night.

It was his 15th goal of the year but just his first goal since December 13th. The 22 year-old has 22 points in 47 games and has really cooled down after a torrid scoring start to the season. The Wild as a team has struggled but if they get this secondary scoring they might be able to turn things around here in the second half. Charlie Coyle scored the other goal.
Jan 28 - 12:43 AM

Devan Dubnyk turned aside 23-of-24 shots to get a much deserved 2-1 win over Edmonton on Tuesday.

Dubnyk made an amazing kick save on an Oilers' breakaway attempt by Justin Schultz in the third period that really contributed to his team getting the win over his old team. It was a nice bounce back after two rough starts prior to the All-Star break. He looks to have solidified the crease for the Wild for the time being. Dubnyk is 12-6 with solid 2.58 GAA and .915 save percentage in 24 games this season. He is worth a start in all formats.
Jan 28 - 12:33 AM

Mikael Granlund will return to the Wild's lineup Tuesday night against the Oilers.

Granlund will center the first line between Zach Parise and Thomas Vanek, so he'll have plenty of opportunities to build on his four goals and 15 points through 32 games this season.
Jan 27 - 8:47 PM

Mikael Granlund (wrist) has been taken off of the injured reserve list.

This is just an FYI as he was already expected to play on Tuesday. Granlund missed 13 straight contests due to the ailment.
Jan 27 - 4:35 PM

Devan Dubnyk will start against the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday.

Dubnyk has endured two rough games, but a contest against his former employers might be what he needs to bounce back. He has a 0.97 GAA and .968 save percentage in three career games against Edmonton.
Jan 27 - 2:03 PM

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