Player News - Wild

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Tomas Fleischmann will not join Minnesota on a PTO after all due to failing his physical.

Tough break for the veteran forward, who scored 14 goals and 25 points in 76 games with Montreal and Chicago last season. No details were released about the 10-year veteran's health but suffice it to say, teams will come calling should his health improve.
Sep 24 - 12:34 PM

Chris Stewart may start the 2016-17 campaign on the fourth line.

"He could go up and down your lineup," said coach Bruce Boudreau, who worked with Stewart with the Anaheim Ducks last season. "He'd play fourth line some games and then he'd play with [Ryan] Getzlaf and [David] Perron the next night. Whether he played seven minutes a night or 13 minutes a night, he was always active on the bench and he stood up for his teammates." Stewart had some chemistry with Mikko Koivu during his time with the Wild in 2014-15, so that could be an option at some point as well.
Sep 23 - 9:45 AM

Mikael Granlund had three shots on goal in Finland's 3-0 loss to Russia Thursday afternoon.

Granlund also finished the contest with a minus-two rating, dropping him to minus-four for the tournament. Finland has now been eliminated in three games without him recording a point, but he has plenty of company in that regard as the squad only ended up with a single goal in the tournament.
Sep 22 - 5:48 PM

Nino Niederreiter is expected to get a chance to play with Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund.

Niederreiter had great chemistry with Erik Haula and Jason Pominville last season, so that could be where he ultimately plays again in 2016-17, but coach Bruce Boudreau wants to do some experimenting at training camp. Jason Zucker is also slated to get a look with Koivu and Granlund.
Sep 22 - 8:48 AM
Sam Anas - W - Wild

Sam Anas sustained a possible concussion at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament.

He is expected to be re-evaluated when he reports to Minnesota for training camp. In the meantime, Anas has returned home for personal reasons. The Wild signed him after he completed his third season with Quinnipiac University in 2015-16. The 23-year-old had 24 goals and 50 points in 43 matches last year.
Sep 20 - 11:55 AM

Gustav Olofsson suffered an MCL sprain last week during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament.

The team is hoping that the injury is mild. He is slated to have an MRI when he gets back to Minnesota. Olofsson appeared in 52 games for AHL Iowa last season and he has undergone season-ending shoulder surgery for the last two years. The 21-year-old defender is proving to be quite injury prone.
Sep 20 - 11:49 AM

Tomas Fleischmann has been invited to training camp on a professional tryout.

He notched 14 goals and 25 points in 76 games with Montreal and Chicago last season.
Sep 19 - 2:03 PM

Tomas Fleischmann is "likely" to attend training camp with Minnesota on a professional tryout.

The Wild have not received a commitment on the matter yet, but it looks like a done deal according to reports. Fleischmann has history under coach Bruce Boudreau from their time together in Washington.
Sep 19 - 12:44 PM

Devan Dubnyk is looking to bounce back after a challenging 2015-16 campaign.

"There was some ups and downs and challenges I hadn't faced in my career mentally, just as far as a new contract and playing games and all these things you have to face at some point in your career," Dubnyk said. "I just feel like there is a lot of things that I saw last year that I can build off and be stronger this year having gone through those situations. So I am very excited." Dubnyk still posted a respectable 2.33 GAA and .918 save percentage last season, but those numbers paled in comparison to his stunning run with Minnesota during the 2014-15 campaign. Dubnyk tried to prepare for the fact that people would be "quick to jump if I didn't have the numbers I had before," but it was still frustrating for him when it happened. He believes he's capable of returning to that elite level and he'll get the chance to prove that soon.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 14 - 2:52 PM

Mikko Koivu registered a goal and an assist in a 6-3 loss to Sweden on Saturday.

Koivu finished the game with two points, a minus-2 rating, to go along with three hits. Koivu won't be a flashy pick in fantasy drafts but he is a solid bet to register at least 50 points for the Wild this upcoming season with the potential for more in Bruce Boudreau's system. However, for now, he is looking to lead Finland to a World Cup title.
Sep 10 - 4:24 PM

Tomas Fleischmann skated with some former Florida teammates during an informal session on Tuesday at the Panthers IceDen.

He isn't discussing a contract with the team though and he is still available as a free agent after spending the 2015-16 season with Montreal and Chicago.
Sep 7 - 10:37 AM

The Minnesota Wild have signed Ryan Carter to a professional tryout.

Carter spent the last two seasons in Minnesota. He scored five goals and 12 points in 60 games with the Wild in 2015-16. Carter also accumulated 10 penalty minutes in two playoff games. With the Wild having just 10 players on one-way contracts, there's a decent chance that Carter could stick.
Sep 2 - 10:36 AM

The Minnesota Wild might be looking to bring some forwards to training camp on PTOs.

The Wild have 10 forwards on one-way contracts, which could become problematic if injuries strike. "Before we sign anybody, I think we'd like to have a better idea of what we have internally," general manager Chuck Fletcher said. "There are a lot of guys that either have played or on the cusp of playing, so I think we want to be careful we don't box guys out. You want to make sure you have enough depth, but you also want to leave some flexibility." Potential forward options include Tuomo Ruutu, R.J. Umberger, David Jones, David Legwand, Lauri Korpikoski and several others.
Sep 2 - 10:08 AM

Zach Parise (back) has officially been cleared by the Wild's doctors.

Parise had season-ending back surgery in May. "Really good news so far," said Wild GM Chuck Fletcher. "He was just cleared by our medical staff last week. He's cleared to play." Before heading to Wild training camp, Parise will represent Team USA at the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year-old scored 25 goals and 53 points in 70 games last season.
Aug 31 - 1:36 AM

Zach Parise (back) says he's "good to go" for the World Cup.

"I feel really good," Parise said. "All the rehab went and is going well. I’m happy with the progress. The doctors were really happy today. … I’m really happy with it. I’m good to go." Parise dealt with a herniated disk in his back and it forced him to miss the playoffs last year. The 32-year-old had 25 goals and 53 points in 70 games during the 2015-16 season. He should easily surpass those totals if he stays healthy.
Aug 27 - 9:43 AM


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