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.
Body recovered from Mississippi River near hydro plant in St. Paul
Authorities say the body appeared to have been in the river for months.
Charges: Lakeville driver didn't call 911 after fatally striking teen on bicycle
The 15-year-old boy was killed while riding his bike along a route he frequented.
Little Falls man killed in ATV crash over holiday weekend
The 55-year-old apparently lost control and was partially ejected from the vehicle on Sunday.
Police chief reveals new details in 'heartbreaking' search for Elle Ragin
Police reveal new details that led investigators to Stearns County.
Subway overhauling menu, offering 1M free subs on July 12
The "Subway Series" menu change is set to take over beginning July 12.
Watch: Fireworks fired at people, buildings in downtown Minneapolis
Footage shared widely on social media shows chaotic scenes downtown on Fourth of July evening.
Search for missing Elle Ragin shifts to park in Stearns County
Mississippi River County Park is closed to the public until further notice.
Developing derecho likely to blast southwest Minnesota
Damaging winds up to 90 mph are the main threat.
Someone is sending St. Paul resident unsolicited grape jelly
A resident said they received a large number of deliveries containing only jars of jelly.
Family identifies 15-year-old bicyclist killed by suspected drunk driver
A GoFundMe page has been created to support his family.
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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