Rachel Blount

Reporter/Columnist | Sports
Phone: 612-673-4389
Rachel Blount is a sports and general assignment reporter, with a particular emphasis on Olympic sports.

Recent content from Rachel Blount

Wild's depleted roster starts to regain strength

Three members of the Wild who ended 2014 as spectators — Jonas Brodin, Jason Zucker and Erik Haula — took steps Thursday toward rejoining the lineup.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 12:19 AM

Kuemper ready to return, but Wild still missing four others

While goaltender Darcy Kuemper said he will be ready to start at Winnipeg on Monday, four teammates will not make the trip north, complicating the Wild’s quest to break free of a five-game losing skid.

Updated: December 29, 2014, - 11:12 AM

Wild takes practice outdoors to Roseville oval to loosen up

Sunday's public workout at John Rose Oval melted away tension for a Wild team that is in a maddening stretch of its schedule.

Updated: December 22, 2014, - 06:40 AM

Koivu after loss: 'With five goals, we should be able to win'

His words were chosen carefully, and delivered in a measured tone. Still, there was no mistaking just how irritated Wild captain Mikko Koivu was after Saturday night's overtime loss.

Updated: December 21, 2014, - 08:27 AM

Cooke excited about being in Wild's lineup again

During his 7½ weeks out of the Wild’s lineup, Matt Cooke missed everything about the day-to-day life of the NHL...

Updated: December 20, 2014, - 09:26 PM

Three injured players take steps toward Saturday return for Wild

Wild players Matt Cooke (hip flexor), Ryan Carter (shoulder) and Darcy Kuemper (stomach ailment) all said they felt good after Friday's workout but coach Mike Yeo stopped short of saying they would play Saturday against Nashville.

Updated: December 20, 2014, - 12:28 AM

Timberwolves push Rockets to overtime but lose

The Wolves rallied from 13 points down with five minutes, 26 seconds left in the fourth quarter to push the mighty Rockets to overtime before their youth caught up with them.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 01:07 AM

Timberwolves notes: Martin in 'slow process' of healing

Kevin Martin said his broken wrist feels fine, and a medical check Friday revealed it is healing well after surgery. But he will not rush a comeback.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 12:27 AM

Mankato's Gordon morphed from offensive lineman to defensive star

The MSU Mankato junior is one of D-II’s best defenders for the nation's No. 1 ranked team.

Updated: November 28, 2014, - 07:24 AM

Wild notes: Ballard skates in 600th game

After missing eight games earlier this season because of the mumps, Keith Ballard has settled back into a role as a calming veteran presence for his home-state team.

Updated: November 26, 2014, - 11:59 PM

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