Wild
February 17
Wild defenseman Calen Addison joined the Wild for practice last Friday before making his NHL debut on Tuesday.

Coach calls 20-year-old Addison's debut 'real good, real poised, real calm'

Calen Addison logged the third-most minutes on the Wild blue line despite being the least experienced, skating almost 20 minutes against the Kings.
Wild
February 17
Wild center Nico Sturm, during a game earlier this month.

Three more Wild players set to return Thursday

Ian Cole, Nick Bonino and Nico Sturm were on the team's COVID list.
Wild
February 17

Wild-Los Angeles game recap

A look back at Tuesday night's game.
Wild
February 17
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Tobias Bjornfot, left, and Minnesota Wild left wing Jordan Greenway vie for the puck during the first period

Sluggish Wild no match for Kings in return after two-week layoff

Despite outmaneuvering the Kings in three of four previous games this season, the Wild couldn't get anything going in a rusty return to play.
The Wild Beat
February 16
Los Angeles Kings center Blake Lizotte (46) stabbed at a rebound in the second period off Minnesota Wild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (34).

Wild finally returns to ice tonight after two weeks off; eight games rescheduled

With five players still in COVID protocols, and another three released but not ready to play, the Wild will rely on its taxi squad and minor-league call-ups in its return vs. the Kings.
Wild
February 16
Minnesota Wild defenseman Calen Addison (59) talked with coach Darby Hendrickson as he waited on the ice for the start of practice Friday. ] ANTHONY S

No. 59 with a mullet: Rookie Addison brings big hair to Wild blueline

With the curly, shoulder-length brown mullet, plus a wisp of a mustache, Calen Addison would fit right in on the state tournament All-Hockey Hair Team.
Wild
February 15
Wild center Nick Bonino (13, being congratulated by teammates after a goal against the Ducks in January) was one of three Wild players released from C

Wild-Los Angeles game preview

The Wild returns to play after having six games postponed since Feb.3 because of COVID-19 on the team.
Sports
February 15
How local players such as (clockwise from upper left) Danielle Hunter, Kirill Kaprizov, Byron Buxton and Karl-Anthony Towns fare will go a long way in

Souhan: A dozen dreams of better times for Minnesota sports teams

Better times are ahead, and in sports as well as life, better times require health and normalcy. Here's a list of what could make 2021 an uncommonly good sports year.
Wild
February 14
Wild left winger Jordan Greenway, taking a shot during practice Friday, has made impressive strides this season after making his NHL debut in 2018.

Wild needs Greenway's growth into an NHL force to continue

Leading up to the stoppage, Jordan Greenway was on the best run since his debut with the Wild in 2018.
Wild
February 14
Zach Parise crashed the net, but it was only practice, and Wild goalie Kaapo Kahkonen was also working to find his footing Friday after a layoff.

Wild now faces challenge of making up lost time, and lost ground

The Wild's mission coming out of a weeklong layoff because of COVID-19 protocols is to tighten the gap in a competitive division
Wild
February 12
Wild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen warmed up by launching pucks from the blue line as he waited on the ice for the team’s resumption of practice Friday.

Several regulars still sidelined but Wild has 'turned the corner'

Only 16 players skated Friday during the Wild's first practice since the NHL suspended the team's season and shuttered its facilities after a COVID-19 outbreak.
Wild
February 12
Matt Dumba went through Wild practice on Friday at Xcel Energy Center.

Matt Dumba back for Wild, and Mats Zuccarello is close

Jared Spurgeon and Marcus Johansson still have injuries that will keep them out longer.
Puck Drop
February 12
Jake McCoy in 2016.

Wild's Darby Hendrickson remembers a Richfield hockey treasure

The Wild assistant coach paid tribute to Jake McCoy, the longtime Richfield and Minneapolis coach who died last week at 79.
Wild
February 11
Wild coach Dean Evason instructed players during a January practice.

With 12 players sidelined, Wild will go back to work Friday

The team will hit the ice at Xcel Energy Center to get ready for a return to action Tuesday after having six games postponed.
Wild
February 9
Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin, left, skated past Colorado’s Bowen Byram during  a game in Denver on Feb. 2.  Because of COVID-19 outbreaks, neither t

Two more players added to Wild's COVID list; one player comes off

Defenseman Jonas Brodin and goalie Cam Talbot were the latest to be placed in the virus protocols as the team's shutdown continued.
Wild
February 9
Mikko Koivu celebrates on Jan. 28 after scoring what would be the final goal of his career.

With games becoming a grind, Koivu decides its time to retire

Mikko Koivu joined Columbus after 15 seasons in Minnesota. He could become the first Wild player to have his number retired.
Wild
February 8
Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin.

Wild has two more games postponed, two more players sidelined by COVID

With 11 players unavailable, the Wild is one of the teams most impacted by the virus since the NHL season began almost a month ago. Six other clubs have been stalled.
The Wild Beat
February 7
Brad Hunt

Wild now has nine players out due to NHL virus protocols

Defenseman Brad Hunt is the newest addition to the list, which has resulted in the Wild being idled and having four games called off.
Sports
February 6
Jose Berrios is exciting to watch as a pitcher; as a hitter, not so much. Keep the universal DH.

Scoggins: Some pandemic-driven changes in sports are worth keeping around

Some rule changes in sports in response to COVID-19 have improved the product, so much so that some should be permanent, not temporary, when life returns to "normal."
Wild
February 5
Wild center Nico Sturm (7) chased the puck  during Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to the Avalance in Denver.

What's next for suddenly idle Wild? Sitting, waiting, watching

The Wild has seven players on the NHL's COVID-19 protocols list and won't play until at least late next week. Colorado, the Wild's most recent opponent, is also shut down.
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