Player News - Wild

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Wild goalies Devan Dubnyk and Darcy Kuemper have looked rusty this preseason.

"It could be rustiness. … I hope that’s all it is," head coach Bruce Boudreau said. "They’re going to get chances to go back in and we’ll see how it works." There's no need to panic about their performances just yet. Dubnyk is the only one of the two that has any fantasy value this season. If he stays healthy, he should see a heavy workload.
Oct 1 - 8:22 AM

Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau says Alex Tuch showed some improvement in Thursday's loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

[Assistant coach John Anderson] had a really good talk with Tuch and showed him all his own video from the previous games and I think Tuch came out and had his best game," Boudreau said. "He’s doing the same thing with (Tyler Graovac)." Tuch didn't produce any offense, but he did have a game-high six shots on goal. The 20-year-old was Minnesota's first round pick, 20th overall, in 2014. This will be his first full professional season and he'll likely spend at least some of it in the minors.
Oct 1 - 8:19 AM

Marco Scandella has a minor injury, but still took part in the Wild's practice.

This is just an FYI as we have no reason to believe that Scandella's availability for the regular season is in question. He had five goals and 21 points in 73 contests in 2015-16.
Sep 30 - 3:41 PM

Minnesota has placed Zach Palmquist on waivers.

Palmquist agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with Minnesota over the summer. He had four goals and 11 points in 69 AHL contests last season.
Sep 30 - 1:58 PM

Matt Dumba scored in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Dumba opened the scoring 52 seconds into the second period. The goal was scored on the power play and was assisted by Mike Reilly and Erik Haula. Dumba scored 10 goals and 26 points in 81 games last season.
Sep 29 - 10:41 PM

Darcy Kuemper could receive some additional playing time this campaign.

Coach Bruce Boudreau likes to start his top goaltender about 55 times, so Kuemper could get more appearances than the 21 matches he saw last season. "It'll be good for everyone," Kuemper said. "It'll give him fresher legs and allow him to be more rested and allow me to be in more of a rhythm. There's nothing tougher than sitting on the bench for a month and then going in there and playing a game. It's hard to feel good that way."
Sep 29 - 9:39 AM

Charlie Coyle is projected to start the 2016-17 campaign at right wing.

"You never know," Coyle said. "It could change as it has quite a few times if there are injuries or whatever happens in game. I'll be ready, but it is nice to know I'll be playing the wing, starting there and get a feel there in practice, get some reps in and just feel comfortable there." He played better on the wing than he did at center last season. Coyle is penciled in to play with Zach Parise and Eric Staal this year.
Sep 29 - 9:28 AM

Minnesota has assigned Gustav Bouramman to Sault Ste. Marie of the OHL.

He has topped 40 points from the back end in each of his previous two seasons with the Greyhounds. The 19-year-old was taken in the seventh round of the 2015 NHL Draft by the Wild.
Sep 28 - 2:44 PM

Minnesota has released Nolan Zajac, Parker Bowles and Alex Petan from their tryouts.

The trio is expected try out for Iowa in the AHL now. Nolan is the younger brother of New Jersey's Travis Zajac. The 24-year-old defenseman had 20 points in 41 games for the University of Denver last season.
Sep 28 - 1:30 PM

Dmitry Sokolov has been returned to Sudbury of the OHL.

He produced 30 goals and 52 points in 68 games with the Wolves last season. Sokolov was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Wild.
Sep 28 - 1:20 PM

Adam Gilmour was among Minnesota's roster cuts on Wednesday.

He has been assigned to AHL Iowa along with Adam Vay, Guillaume Gelinas and Alex Gudbranson. The Wild training camp roster is down to 49 players now.
Sep 28 - 1:18 PM

Victor Bartley scored in Minnesota's 4-1 loss to Colorado on Tuesday night.

Bartley opened the scoring at the 11:18 mark of the opening frame. The 28-year-old played in just 10 games with Nashville and Montreal in 2015-16 and he had to settle for a two-way contract this summer. He's a long shot to make the Wild out of training camp.
Sep 27 - 11:03 PM

Jason Zucker was one of Minnesota's goal scorers in a 2-1 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Sabres Monday night.

He scored the game winner with just 4.6 seconds left in regulation. Kurtis Gabriel also scored for Minnesota. Forward Zemgus Girgensons had Buffalo's goal.
Sep 26 - 11:06 PM

Brayden Chizen has been reassigned to the WHL's Keegan Iverson.

Chizen had been attending the Minnesota Wild's training camp. He was selected by the Wild with the 204th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
Sep 26 - 6:27 PM

Alex Stalock will play between the pipes in Monday's exhibition contest versus Buffalo.

Stalock signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Wild over the summer. As long as everyone stays healthy, he's projected to start the 2016-17 campaign in the AHL.
Sep 26 - 11:13 AM


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