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The Wild will be without Zach Parise (upper body) against the Senators on Thursday.

Parise has posted 17 goals and 37 points in 64 games. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Mar 30 - 7:37 PM

Devan Dubnyk has posted a 10-11-2 record since Feb. 1 with a 2.80 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.

He has gone 3-8-2 in March with a 2.94 GAA and an .889 save percentage in 14 appearances. That is why he is expected to be the backup goalie on Thursday night when recent call-up Alex Stalock starts for Minnesota. Coach Bruce Boudreau is expected to address the situation Thursday morning.
Mar 30 - 10:36 AM

Alex Stalock will start Thursday against Ottawa.

A message is being sent here to Wild netminders Devan Dubnyk and Darcy Kuemper, as they have both struggled this month. Stalock has 20 wins along with a .924 save percentage and a 2.31 GAA in 45 appearances with the Iowa Wild of the AHL this season.
Mar 29 - 6:08 PM

Joel Eriksson Ek skated on the fourth line at Wednesday's practice.

Nino Niederreiter occupied the left side, while Jordan Schroeder rotate with Ryan White. Coach Bruce Boudreau isn't sure if Eriksson Ek will play at center or the wing, though.
Mar 29 - 5:51 PM

Zach Parise took a high stick from the Washington's Tom Wilson to the eye on Tuesday night.

He was helped off the ice and had a swollen eye in what was a scary incident, but it looked worse than it was as he is listed as just day-to-day. "He can see, and he's fine as far as that goes," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I don't think he's going to be out for a long period of time. I don't think he's going to play (against Ottawa), but at the same time, it wouldn't surprise me if after the weekend, he's ready to go."
Mar 29 - 5:48 PM

Darcy Kuemper is expected to be scratched Thursday.

The Wild intend to give call-up Alex Stalock the start and Devan Dubnyk is expected to back him up.
Mar 29 - 4:23 PM

Alex Stalock has been summoned from the minors and apparently he will face the Senators on Thursday.

He has played well at the AHL level and is getting a shot with the Wild because the team is 30th overall in save percentage for the month of March. It is hoped that the move will give Devan Dubnyk some rest and practice time to get back into a groove.
Mar 29 - 4:19 PM

Zach Parise (upper body) is unlikely to play Thursday.

Coach Bruce Boudreau said that Parise can see, but he's bruised and sore. He may be ready to return this weekend, so it's not expected to be a long-term issue.
Mar 29 - 2:13 PM

Minnesota has signed Justin Kloos to a two-year, entry-level contract.

The contract will start in 2017-18, so he will head to AHL Iowa on an amateur tryout for the rest of the season. Kloos posted 18 goals and 43 points in 38 games for the University of Minnesota in his fourth season.
Mar 29 - 1:58 PM

Joel Eriksson Ek is back with the Minnesota Wild.

He arrived Tuesday night after completing his season with Farjestad of the SHL. Eriksson Ek is slated to practice with the team on Wednesday. "He can give us a little shot in the arm," GM Chuck Fletcher said. "To add another body that can bring some energy will be a good thing. He was with us for training camp, he made our team, he spent several weeks here, he knows our system, he knows the coaches and players." He had two goals and five points in nine games at the NHL level earlier this season.
Mar 29 - 12:03 PM

Jared Spurgeon produced one goal and two helpers in a 5-4 OT loss to Washington on Tuesday night.

He picked up two points, including his ninth goal of the season, during the third period to get Minnesota a point in the standings. Spurgeon has posted 35 points and a plus-31 rating in 72 contests this season.
Mar 29 - 11:57 AM

Jason Pominville notched a goal and added an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Washington.

He recorded both of his points during the second period. Pominville was set up by Martin Hanzal for his 12th goal of the year and then he returned the favor later in the frame. He has 44 points in 72 games.
Mar 29 - 11:54 AM

Devan Dubnyk allowed five goals on 20 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 OT loss to the Capitals.

Three of Washington's five goals were scored on the power play, but that doesn't take away from the fact that Dubnyk had a rough night. The Wild were able to score two late goals to force overtime, but they eventually gave up a goal to T.J. Oshie in the extra frame. Dubnyk has now lost seven of his last eight games, which is concerning considering the playoffs are right around the corner. He has a 37-19-5 record with a 2.23 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage.
Mar 28 - 11:48 PM

Martin Hanzal scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 OT loss to the Washington Capitals.

Hanzal picked up the primary assist on Jason Pominville's goal at the 2:17 mark of the second period to tie the game at one. He added a goal of his own later on in the frame to cut his team's deficit to 3-2. He now has 16 goals and 35 points in 65 games. The Wild were down 4-2 with less than five minutes remaining in regulation when Jared Spurgeon (4-3) and Eric Staal (4-4) found the back of the net. Eventually though, Capitals forward T.J. Oshie scored the game-winning goal in overtime.
Mar 28 - 11:43 PM

Christian Folin and Nate Prosser will be scratched against the Capitals on Tuesday.

Folin has posted seven points along with 24 PIMs 55 blocks and 62 hits this season. Prosser has picked up five points with 30 hits and 60 blocks in 36 games.
Mar 28 - 7:40 PM


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