Goaltender Niklas Backstrom has shutouts in his last two starts against the last-place Calgary Flames. This game will follow the Wild's tribute to their most popular tough-guy, the late Derek Boogaard.
Betty Danger's in NE Minneapolis for sale for $4.2 million
The asking price includes the restaurant's ferris wheel, as well as a nearby single-family home.
Child riding bicycle killed by suspected drunk driver near Elko New Market
A 72-year-old Lakeville man has been arrested.
Minnesota health officials warn monkeypox cases could grow rapidly
The state has so far confirmed only six cases of monkeypox virus.
Bodies of woman, three young children recovered from Vadnais Lake
Authorities say the bodies recovered were those of two boys, one girl and their mother.
Charges: Duluth man had hundreds of child porn images, videos
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children found nearly 330 images on the man's electronic devices.
Scuba diver found dead in Lake Minnetonka identified as 20-year-old
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said 20-year-old Brady Alan Aune, from Elko New Market, died of freshwater drowning on June 3.
Felony charges filed after authorities search 'Peacebunny Cottage'
The president of the rabbit rescue non-profit faces multiple animal cruelty charges after over 40 rabbits were found dead inside the organization's barn.
Minnesota up to 6 confirmed cases of monkeypox virus
Most people recover at home within 2-4 weeks.
Gasoline may be cause of sewer explosion on U of M campus
An all-clear was given around 9 p.m. Thursday, with residents in the area allowed to return to their homes.
Overwhelming demand for THC products on first day of new law in MN
One shop owner said his Chaska store broke the online sales record before they opened Friday morning.
Wild's Backstrom needs ankle surgery
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher tells the Pioneer Press that goalie Niklas Backstrom will soon undergo surgery to fix an ankle injury that bothered him during the last few weeks of the season. Fletcher also expects Guillaume Latendresse, Pierre Marc-Bouchard and Jared Spurgeon to make full recoveries from their concussions and be ready for next season.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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