Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom practiced for a second day in a row Tuesday, and he could return to game action before the end of the season. Backstrom says, "I'm trying to do everything I can so it will be soon." He injured his groin in a March 1st game against Montreal.
Duluth brings back masking in city buildings amid COVID surge
Duluth, in one of the state's current COVID hotspots, has brought back a mask requirement in city buildings.
Violent Offender Task Force in standoff with suspect in St. Cloud
Police announced the standoff at 10:14 a.m. Tuesday.
Cause of fire that destroyed Waterville bar remains unknown
The fire destroyed the Funky Munky Bar and damaged several other properties.
Pro athletes to attend opening of Minnetonka Dick's Sporting Goods
The grand opening is set for June 3, with special guests appearing June 3-5.
Death of man found inside Minneapolis apartment ruled homicide
Anyone with information about the killing is asked to call 1-800-222-8477.
Minnesota State Fair reveals its free concert lineup for 2022
More than 900 performances will happen across numerous stages.
Jason DeRusha stepping down as morning news anchor at WCCO
His last day anchoring WCCO This Morning will be June 23.
Eric Perkins, Miss Minnesota, Paul Fletcher create new podcast
The podcast is released Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and is available wherever you find podcasts.
MSP Airport debuts mock aircraft to help ease flying anxiety
The pre-flight experiences cover the TSA screening procedure, exploring a terminal, boarding a plane and meeting a pilot, and preparing for takeoff.
These Minnesota kids will be competing at National Spelling Bee
The upcoming event in Maryland will be the first fully in-person Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2019.
New data shows how omicron has impacted kids in Minnesota
The new data shows breakthrough data during the omicron period, which began Dec. 19, 2021.
With Backstrom hurting, Wild recall Hackett
Goalie Matt Hackett is back with the Wild. He was recalled from Houston today to replace Niklas Backstrom, who was injured in last night’s shootout loss to Montreal. Hackett will back up Josh Harding, who will likely start in goal tonight in Detroit.
It's time for Backstrom to wake-up
Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom is 1-6-2 in his last eight games played. Minnesota has lost 11 of 13 games overall, so it's not all Backstrom's fault. But that didn't stop ProHockeyTalk from calling out Backstrom in its weekly edition of "Wednesday Wake-Up Call."
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher: 'We have no interest in trading Backstrom'
Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher tells the Star Tribune there is no way they are trading Niklas Backstrom. Fletcher loves the goalie tandem that Backstrom and Josh Harding provide. He points out that the duo was one of the main reasons the Wild were on top of the NHL over the first 30 games last season.
Strained groin could keep Backstrom out the rest of the season
The Minnesota Wild announced on Friday that goaltender Niklas Backstrom will miss the next two to four weeks with a strained groin. The injury occurred in the first period of Thursday night's loss to Montreal, and it could keep Backstrom out for the rest of the season.
Backstrom back at practice, doubtful to start at San Jose
Niklas Backstrom took shots during the Wild's practice in San Jose Monday, but he's doubtful to start Tuesday night's game against the Sharks. Josh Harding will likely start in goal. The Sharks have lost three of four, but Minnesota is 1-8-1 in their last ten at the Shark Tank.
Koivu, Backstrom participate in full practice
Good news for the Wild as Mikko Koivu and Niklas Backstrom were full participants in practice Thursday. Koivu will try and practice again Friday before being reevaluated before Saturday's game against Carolina. Mike Yeo said Backstrom looked "really good", but there isn't a timetable for his return.
Wild goalies Harding, Backstrom return; Hackett sent down
Wild goalie Josh Harding returns to the cage tonight, getting his first start since March 8 when he tweaked a lower body injury against Phoenix. Nicklas Backstrom is also back in the fold as Harding's backup. Gone is Matt Hackett, who was sent down to Houston.
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