Minnesota Wild Wiretap

Zach Parise Cleared For Season Debut

Jan 2, 2018 2:38 AM

Wild left wing Zach Parise has been cleared to make his season debut after missing the first 39 games because of back trouble.

Parise told reporters after practice on Monday afternoon that he "got the green light" to play for the Wild on Tuesday night against Florida. Parise skated on a line with Charlie Coyle and Chris Stewart. He played in one game on a conditioning assignment last week for the Wild's AHL affiliate in Iowa.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Zach Parise Undergoes Back Surgery

Oct 24, 2017 3:04 PM

Wild forward Zach Parise underwent back surgery Tuesday and will be out eight to 10 weeks, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced.

The 33-year-old has practiced some but hasn't played in a game this season because of back issues. Parise had a microdiscectomy procedure, which is a minimally invasive surgery to relieve pressure on a lumbar herniated disk.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury, Misc Rumor

Zach Parise To Miss At Least Two Regular Season Games

Oct 2, 2017 6:30 PM

The Wild will start the regular season without veteran left wing Zach Parise, who has been slowed by a back injury.

General manager Chuck Fletcher said after practice Monday that Parise would not travel to games at Detroit on Thursday and at Carolina on Saturday. Fletcher said Parise was "having a hard time getting over the hump." The 33-year-old played in no preseason games. The goal is for Parise to practice with the team next week.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury, Misc Rumor

Matt Cullen Likely To Retire After 17-18 Season With Wild

Aug 17, 2017 1:52 PM

Matt Cullen signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Wild that will likely be his final season in the NHL.

"Probably," Cullen said when asked if he will retire after the 17-18 season.

The contract is worth $1 million, and Cullen can earn up to $700,000 in bonuses.

"I think I've probably said the same thing the last two years and I would probably say the same thing now, that I'm going into it expecting it will be my last [season]," Cullen said. "I'll try to figure out what's right at the end of the season, but until then I guess I don't know. But I fully expect this will be the last one."

Tom Gulitti/NHL.com

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Wild Give Mikael Granlund New Three-Year Deal

Aug 2, 2017 1:31 AM

The Wild held on to their leading scorer, avoiding arbitration by giving Mikael Granlund a three-year contract that averages $5.75 million per season.

The 25-year-old set career highs with 26 goals, 43 assists and a plus-23 rating last season. 


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Wild, Nino Nederreiter Agree To Terms

Jul 30, 2017 10:19 PM

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with right wing Nino Niederreiter on a five-year, $26.25 million contract.

The Wild announced Sunday their deal with the restricted free agent, who established career highs last season with 25 goals, 32 assists and a plus-17 rating among several other categories. The 24-year-old Swiss star was one of four players to appear in every game for the Wild last season.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Capitals Acquire Tyler Graovac From Wild For 2018 Pick

Jun 15, 2017 2:16 AM

The Capitals have acquired forward Tyler Graovac from the Wild for a 2018 fifth-round pick.

Capitals GM Brian MacLellan announced the trade Wednesday night. The deal gives Washington a second forward under contract for next season to satisfy the minimum exposure requirements for the upcoming Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft.

Because they have Graovac, the Capitals can protect center Lars Eller.


Tags: Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Wild Owner 'Happily Surprised' By Old Predators Team

May 18, 2017 1:36 AM

Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold says he's "happily surprised" by the excitement generated in Nashville by the Predators, the club that he helped bring into the NHL nearly 20 years ago.

Leipold said Wednesday that seeing the support for the Predators in a nontraditional market has been "pretty cool to watch."

When asked whether he was jealous of division-rival Nashville's success, in light of his Wild's elimination in the first round, Leipold said he was simply envious of all four teams still alive in the playoffs.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

Jason Zucker Undergoes Surgery

May 5, 2017 1:32 AM

Wild left winger Jason Zucker has undergone surgery to repair a muscle in his midsection, with recovery expected in time for the start of training camp.

The Wild announced Thursday that the surgery went as planned for a bilateral core muscle repair.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury, Misc Rumor

Zach Parise Out Three Weeks With Eye Injury

Mar 30, 2017 3:05 PM

Zach Parise will likely miss the next three games with bruising and swelling around his eye from a high stick to the face that led to blows to his head as he fell.

Bruce Boudreau said Parise came away from the scary collision with his vision intact and perhaps on track to return next week.

"A little sore in his upper body, but I don't think he's going to be out for a long period of time," Boudreau said.


Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury

Coyotes Trade Hanzal, White To Wild For Downing
Both Martin Hanzal and Ryan White will become unrestricted free agents on July 1.

Press Release

Martin Havlat Retires After 14 NHL Seasons
Martin Havlat put up 594 points in 790 NHL games over 14 seasons.


NHL Names Aho, Granlund, Budaj 'Three Stars' For The Week
Hurricanes right-wing Sebastian Aho tied for the League lead with four goals, including two game-winning tallies last week.

Press Release

Jonas Brodin Out For At Least Four Weeks
Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin broke his finger during Tuesday night's game against the Devils.


Zach Parise Week-To-Week With Lower Body Injury
The Wild say Zach Parise was injured during a 4-0 win over Buffalo on Thursday.


Wild, Matt Dumba Agree On Two-Year, $5.1M Deal
Wild defenseman Matt Dumba scored 10 goals and had 16 assists in 81 games in 2015-16.


Blues Hire Yeo To Take Over For Hitchcock After Next Season
The Blues have hired former Wild head coach Mike Yeo as associate head coach.


Guilty Plea In Case Linked To Boogaard's Death
Jordan Hart entered the plea in Manhattan federal court


Wild Name Scott Stevens Assistant Coach
The Wild have hired Scott Stevens to join head coach Bruce Boudreau's staff.


Wild Hire Bruce Boudreau As Head Coach
Bruce Boudreau was fired as head coach of the Ducks on April 29.


Wild GM: Torchetti A Serious Candidate For Permanent Head Coach
The Wild finished 17-15-1 under John Torchetti.


Thomas Vanek Will Miss The Start Of The Playoffs
Wild left wing Thomas Vanek has aggravated an upper-body injury.


Wild Complete Season Sweep Of Hawks
The Wild won all five games against the Blackhawks this season.


Wild Fire Coach Mike Yeo
The Wild have named John Torchetti the interim coach replacement.


Wild Sign Jared Spurgeon To Four-Year, $20.75M Deal
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said "I think it's a fair-market-value contract" for Jared Spurgeon.


NHL Names Varlamov, Oshie, Koivu 'Three Stars'
Semyon Varlamov went 3-0-0 with one shutout to help the Avs extend their winning streak to five games.

Press Release

Wild Claim Jarret Stoll Off Waivers From Rangers
Jarret Stoll had one goal and two assists in 29 games for the Rangers this season.


Ducks Get First Win Of The Season
Anaheim goalie Anton Khudobin had 34 saves as the Ducks defeated the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Sunday night.


Wild Claim Chris Porter Off Waivers
Chris Porter is a close friend of Zach Parise.


Ducks, Chris Stewart Agree To One-Year, $1.7M Deal
Right wing Chris Stewart played for the Sabres and Wild last season.