Player News - Wild

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Zach Parise will be one of seven Minnesota players participating at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.

Parise and Ryan Suter will skate for Team U.S.A.. Nino Niederreiter and Thomas Vanek will represent Team Europe, while Finland will roster Mikko Koivu, Mikael Granlund and Erik Haula.
May 28 - 11:06 AM

Jared Spurgeon revealed that he had been dealing with biceps tendon injury that caused significant shoulder pain.

Spurgeon has been going through treatments and cortisone injections to try to avoid surgery and it has gone well so far. "Hopefully it settles down so that nothing further has to go through it," he said. "We're just waiting. Everyone goes through the battles. We all do."
May 27 - 1:50 PM

Erik Haula (hip) has received the green light to begin working out this week.

Haula was named to Finland's World Cup of Hockey team this morning, so he will join fellow Minnesota teammates Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund on the roster. He played through a hip injury during the playoffs.
May 27 - 1:21 PM

Zach Parise is doing well in his recovery from a season-ending back injury.

"I'm happy [with] the way it's going because I'm able to do what I normally would do had nothing happened," Parise said. "That's why I'm really optimistic and feeling really good about it." He opted for rehabilitation instead of surgery and hopes to be ready for the World Cup of Hockey in September.
May 27 - 1:00 PM

Minnesota has until June 1st to sign prospect Reid Duke.

The Wild might end up trading Duke rather than inking him as there reportedly is some interest from other teams. Duke had 33 goals and 62 points in 68 WHL regular season games. He's added another eight goals and 24 points in 21 playoff contests. Minnesota took him with the 169th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
May 24 - 4:49 PM

Chase Lang has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Minnesota Wild.

Lang had two goals and three points in 11 AHL games in 2015-16. Prior to that he scored 27 goals and 63 points in 69 contests with the WHL's Vancouver Giants and Calgary Hitmen in 2015-16.
May 24 - 2:04 PM

New Wild coach Bruce Boudreau will have new assistants with him on the bench next season.

Rick Wilson and Darryl Sydor have been told they won't be returning next season, according to multiple sources. Assistant coach Darby Hendrickson and goalie coach Bob Mason will be back, though. Andrew Brunette, who has a year remaining on his contract, is expected to rejoin the front office. Bob Woods and Brad Lauer, who were assistants to Boudrea in Anaheim, could be candidates for the jobs.
May 23 - 6:12 PM

Mikael Granlund has been one of the stars at the IIHF World Hockey Championships in Russia.

He has scored four goals and registered 11 points in eight games and has an assist in Saturday morning's semifinal game which Finland is leading 3-1 over Russia. Granlund has been an enigma in his NHL career to date. His skills should render better scoring results. We recommend you give Granlund the 2016-17 season before giving up on him, though. Granlund is still a candidate for a breakout season.
May 21 - 11:24 AM

New Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau will meet with Ryan Suter and Zach Parise on Friday.

Unsurprisingly, Boudreau plans on meeting with captain Mikko Koivu too, but he'll wait until after the World Championship is over to do that. Boudreau also needs to decide what to do with the rest of the Wild's coaching staff, which predates his arrival. If he doesn't plan on retaining their services, he will likely let them know soon.
May 20 - 9:04 AM
Adam Vay - G - Wild

Minnesota has agreed to terms with Adam Vay on a two-year, entry-level contract.

The 22-year-old netminder had a 3.67 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage in three games for Hungary at the 2016 IIHF World Championship in Russia, but he played impressively at the tournament. In 39 games with Debreceni HK of the MOL Liga, he posted a 2.77 GAA, a .927 save percentage and two shutouts.
May 18 - 12:34 PM

Mikael Granlund contributed an assist in Finland's 4-0 win over Canada in the final game of preliminary round action at the World Championship.

The win gave the Finns first place in the pool and it gave Granlund nine points in seven matches at the tournament.
May 17 - 5:28 PM

Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist for Switzerland in a 3-2 overtime win over Denmark at the World Championship on Tuesday.

His two-point effort helped the Swiss rally from a 2-0 deficit. Nikolaj Ehlers scored for the Danes in the contest.
May 10 - 5:23 PM

John Torchetti's future with the Minnesota Wild is unclear.

Torchetti served as the Wild's interim head coach after Mike Yeo was fired this winter. Torchetti interviewed for the head coaching job on Monday, but we know he didn't get the gig because Minnesota hired Bruce Boudreau on Saturday. According to the Minneapolis Tribune, Torchetti has one year remaining on his contract to coach the Wild's AHL affiliate in Iowa.
May 8 - 10:53 AM

Bruce Boudreau's four-year contract with the Wild is believed to be worth just under $3 million per year.

This means that the final year of Boudreau's deal with the Ducks is no longer valid. The Wild made the hiring official on Saturday night. Boudreau has won eight division titles with the Capitals and Ducks and the Wild are hoping he'll be able to stabilize things behind the bench in Minnesota.
May 8 - 10:51 AM

The Minnesota Wild have hired Bruce Boudreau as their next head coach.

He will be the fifth head coach in the history of the Minnesota Wild. For the most part, Boudreau seems to get the most out of his offensive players, which should be good news for the Wild from a fantasy perspective. The Wild's new head coach also showed an ability to adapt his coaching style when the Ducks got off to a slow start in 2015-16. His contract is believed to be a four-year deal. He has a career record of 409-192-80 (.659).
May 7 - 8:57 PM


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