Skip to main content

Wild: Pominville skates, Scandella called up

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Jason Pominville -- who missed the last two games of the season with a head injury -- skated with the Wild this morning, the Star Tribune reports.

Coach Mike Yeo told reporters Pominville "looked good" in practice, but stopped short of saying if he'll definitely be in the lineup in tomorrow's playoff opener against Chicago.

“This is what it’s all about," Yeo said. "We get to go up against the top team in the league, and we got to make sure we’re ready for that.

“What really happens at this time of year ... is everything resets. They’ve won zero games, and we’ve won zero games.”

To hear audio from Yeo following the Wild's Monday practice, via, CLICK HERE.

Pominville, according to, could be the "X-Factor" in this second season, as he "possesses an energy and infectious spirit that has already rubbed off on his new teammates."

The Wild also announced that defenseman Marco Scandella has been called up from Houston, with Stephane Veilleux sent down.

“It’s playoff hockey and I’m super excited,” Scandella said. “Everyone is excited for this.”

Scandella, 23, played in six games for the Wild earlier this year with a goal and four penalty minutes.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 10.28.52 AM

2 years since George Floyd's killing, Biden signs exec order on policing

The signing comes on the second anniversary of Floyd's murder by police in south Minneapolis.


Lutsen Mountains owner to buy Michigan ski resort

The Skinner family has operated alpine ski areas in the Midwest for 60 years.


Mayo Clinic, CDC address concerns over monkeypox in the US

The CDC does not currently think there is a significant threat to the general public.

police tape

Charges: Man killed brother, left body in homemade camper for 7 months

James Robert Hess, 48, faces second-degree murder charges for the death of his 52-year-old brother, William Harold Hess Jr.


Minnesota forecast: Hot, humid and severe storm chances

Bring Me The News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says right now the best chance for storms looks like Sunday/Sunday night.

Thai Cultural Council of Minnesota

Minnesota's biggest Thai festival to be hosted in front of State Capitol

The Thai New Year, or Songkran, is one of the most celebrated holidays in Thailand.

police tape, crime scene

Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Cloud

Investigators believe the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle.


Uvalde school massacre: MN Democrats call for action, Republicans prayers

The tragedy in Texas has sparked different reactions from Minnesota's congressional delegation.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

St. Cloud man fires shot at police in hours-long standoff, surrenders

Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 37, was arrested just before 4 p.m. Tuesday after he surrendered.

New baby zebra at the Como Zoo.

St. Paul's Como Zoo welcomes new baby zebra

The baby is yet to be named, and the zoo is planning an event for visitors to help with the decision.

Screen Shot 2022-05-25 at 11.06.51 AM

Pilfered peony plant prompts police probe

The peony, named Patrick, was taken from Wayzata City Hall gardens.