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Wild trades Jordan Schroeder to Columbus for minor leaguer

A few days after Jordan Schroeder was informed by the Wild that the team didn't plan to tender him a qualifying offer, the Wild's giving him a chance by sending him to the Columbus Blue Jackets for minor-leaguer Dante Salituro.

If QOed by Monday, Schroeder, 26, will be a restricted free agent rather than an unrestricted free agent.

The Lakeville native and 2009 first-round pick by the Vancouver Canucks is headed to his third team. He scored 11 goals and 25 points in 88 games over parts of three seasons for the Wild. He scored 13 points in 37 games this season yet didn't play in the playoffs.

Salituro, 20, is a 5-9, 175-pound right-shot center that will be a depth player in Iowa. He played 12 games in the ECHL last season and finished up with the OHL London Knights. He scored 37 and 38 goals his last two full seasons with OHL Ottawa.

He has two years left on a two-way contract that pays him $725,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the minors, per capfriendly.

If something big comes down with the Wild, it'll most likely occur closer to tonight's draft.

Marco Scandella is the most likely defenseman to go. I still think it would be mostly for futures (picks/prospects). Again, unless the Wild plans on trading one of Mikael Granlund or Nino Niederreiter, they don't have the cap space to re-sign them and conduct the rest of business this summer if a trade brings a significant contract back.

Also, as I reported in today's paper via sources, Bob Woods is definitely the Wild's new assistant coach. I hear he attended the Wild draft dinner last night and I saw him walk into the NHL coaching meeting today.

He'll change the D from the bench and coach the penalty kill. He has worked with young D before like John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Cam Fowler and Mike Green. He played for Bruce Boudreau in Mississippi and coached with him in Hershey, Washington and Anaheim.

More later.

Here is the Wild's 2017-18 schedule

The Wild schedule is out ... plan your winter accordingly.

The Wild will begin the regular season at Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 5, with the first game in the Red Wings’ new arena. The season ends Saturday, April 7, in San Jose.

The home opener, previously announced, is Oct. 14 against Columbus.

The Wild will not play on Feb. 4, when the Super Bowl is at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The team will have a five-day bye week from Jan. 15-19.

There’s a six-game homestand from Oct. 24-Nov. 4, and a five-game homestand Feb. 8-17. There are two four-game road trips.

The Wild plays each team in the Central Division at least four times, but will play Chicago and Nashville each five times. It faces each team in the Pacific Division three times and each Eastern Conference team twice.

According to a team release, the Wild will travel an estimated 44,783 air miles (compared to 41,441 last season). The season lasts 185 days (Oct. 5-April 7), compared to 178 last season.

Here now is the schedule, with times subject to change. TV information will be announced at a later date.

2017-18 WILD SCHEDULE

PRESEASON
Sept. 18    at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21    WINNIPEG, 7 p.m.
Sept. 23    COLORADO, 5 p.m.

Sept. 24    at Colorado, 6 p.m.
Sept. 28    vs. St. Louis, location and time TBA
Sept. 30    DALLAS, 7 p.m.


REGULAR SEASON
Oct. 5    at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 7    at Carolina, 6 p.m.
Oct. 12    at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 14    COLUMBUS, 7 p.m.
Oct. 20    at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Oct. 21    at Calgary, 9 p.m.
Oct. 24    VANCOUVER, 7 p.m.
Oct. 26    N.Y. ISLANDERS, 7 p.m.
Oct. 28    PITTSBURGH, 7 p.m.
Oct. 31    WINNIPEG, 7 p.m.

Nov. 2    MONTREAL, 7 p.m.
Nov. 4    CHICAGO, 7 p.m.

Nov. 6    at Boston, 6 p.m.
Nov. 8    at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 9    at Montreal, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 11    at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Nov. 14    PHILADELPHIA, 7 p.m.
Nov. 16    NASHVILLE, 7 p.m.

Nov. 18    at Washington, 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 20    NEW JERSEY, 7 p.m.
Nov. 22    at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Nov. 24    COLORADO, 3 p.m.
Nov. 25    at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Nov. 27    at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Nov. 30    VEGAS, 7 p.m.
Dec. 2    ST. LOUIS, 5 p.m.
Dec. 5    at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.
Dec. 8    at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
Dec. 10    at San Jose, 8 p.m.
Dec. 12    CALGARY, 7 p.m.
Dec. 14    TORONTO, 7 p.m.
Dec. 16    EDMONTON, 1 p.m.

Dec. 17    at Chicago, 6 p.m.
Dec. 19    at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 22    at Florida, 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 23    at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m.
Dec. 27    DALLAS, 7 p.m.
Dec. 29    NASHVILLE, 7 p.m.

Dec. 30    at Nashville, 7 p.m.
Jan. 2    FLORIDA, 7 p.m.
Jan. 4    BUFFALO, 7 p.m.

Jan. 6    at Colorado, 2 p.m.
Jan. 9    CALGARY, 7 p.m.
Jan. 10    at Chicago, 7 p.m.
Jan. 13    WINNIPEG, 6 p.m.
Jan. 14    VANCOUVER, 6 p.m.
Jan. 20    TAMPA BAY, 8 p.m.
Jan. 22    OTTAWA, 7 p.m.

Jan. 25    at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Jan. 28    NHL All-Star Game, Tampa Bay
Jan. 30    at Columbus, 6 p.m.
Feb. 2    VEGAS, 7 p.m.
Feb. 3    at Dallas, 7 p.m.
Feb. 6    at St. Louis, 7 p.m.
Feb. 8    ARIZONA, 7 p.m.
Feb. 10    CHICAGO, 7 p.m.
Feb. 13    N.Y. RANGERS, 7 p.m.
Feb. 15    WASHINGTON, 7 p.m.
Feb. 17    ANAHEIM, 1 p.m.

Feb. 19    at N.Y. Islanders, noon
Feb. 22    at New Jersey, 6 p.m.
Feb. 23    at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m.
Feb. 25     SAN JOSE, 7 p.m.
Feb. 27    ST. LOUIS, 7 p.m.

March 1    at Arizona, 8 p.m.
March 2    at Colorado, 8 p.m.
March 4    DETROIT, 6:30 p.m.
March 6    CAROLINA, 7 p.m.

March 9    at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
March 10    at Edmonton, 9 p.m.
March 13    COLORADO, 7 p.m.
March 16    at Vegas, 9:30 p.m.
March 17    at Arizona, 8 p.m.
March 19    LOS ANGELES, 7 p.m.
March 24    NASHVILLE, 7 p.m.
March 25    BOSTON, 6:30 p.m.

March 27    at Nashville, 7 p.m.
March 29    DALLAS, 7 p.m.
March 31    at Dallas, 7 p.m.
April 2    EDMONTON, 7 p.m.
April 4    at Anaheim, 9 p.m.
April 5    at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.
April 7    at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Twins at Cleveland

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6:30 pm

  • Washington at Lynx

    7 pm on ESPN2, 106.1-FM

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Twins at Cleveland

    3:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Vancouver at Minnesota United FC

    7 pm on Ch. 29, 1500-AM

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    7:05 pm on 106.1-FM

  • Twins at Cleveland

    12:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    12:45 pm

  • Winnipeg at Saints

    5:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • San Antonio at Lynx

    6 pm on FSN, 106.1-FM

  • Twins at Boston

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Twins at Boston

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Sioux City at Saints

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at Boston

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Sioux City at Saints

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at Boston

    6:10 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6:30 pm

  • Minnesota United FC at New York City FC

    6:30 pm on Ch. 29, 1500-AM

  • Sioux City at Saints

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Canterbury Park live racing

    6:30 pm

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05 pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    7:15 pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Lynx at Phoenix

    9 pm on FSN PLUS, 106.1-FM

Today's Scoreboard

  • Texas

    NY Yankees

     

    - Bot 7th

    0

    0

  • Cincinnati

    Washington

     

    - Top 10th

    5

    5

  • LA Angels

    Boston

     

    - F

    4

    9

  • Minnesota

    Cleveland

     

    - F

    5

    0

  • Chicago Cubs

    Miami

     

    - F

    0

    2

  • Baltimore

    Tampa Bay

     

    - F

    5

    15

  • Milwaukee

    Atlanta

     

    - Bot 8th

    4

    5

  • Oakland

    Chicago White Sox

     

    - Top 8th

    3

    0

  • Toronto

    Kansas City

     

    - Bot 8th

    2

    1

  • Pittsburgh

    St. Louis

     

    - Top 8th

    3

    3

  • Philadelphia

    Arizona

     

    - Bot 4th

    1

    0

  • Colorado

    LA Dodgers

     

    - Top 2nd

    0

    1

  • Detroit

    San Diego

     

    - Top 2nd

    0

    0

  • Houston

    Seattle

     

    - Bot 2nd

    1

    0

  • NY Mets

    San Francisco

     

    - Top 2nd

    1

    1

No NFL games today

No NBA games today

No NHL games today

  • New England

    Toronto FC

     

    - F

    0

    2

  • FC Dallas

    Houston

     

    - End 2nd

    1

    1