Skip to main content

Wild notes: Rupp to make season debut, Dumba to sit

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Some housecleaning notes on the Minnesota Wild before they take on St. Louis in a meeting of red-hot Western Conference teams.

Veteran forward Mike Rupp, who has spent time with six NHL organizations, will make his season debut for the Wild.

Mikael Granlund, who is battling an upper-body injury, will miss his second straight game, with Rupp filling his spot.

Canadien 19 year-old defenseman Matt Dumba, who has appeared in 13 games for Minnesota this year and had his three-year contract activate with appearance number 10 earlier this season, will not dress tonight.

Instead, Minnesota will go with Nate Prosser, who has been in and out of the Wild lineup all year.

A final roster note has Darcy Kuemper, who allowed two goals on the first two shots he faced against Montreal Tuesday, as the backup to Niklas Backstrom tonight in net, as Josh Harding continues to battle a hamstring issue.

The Wild have won nine of their last 11, having lost just twice this month, and sit just two points out of the top spot in the Western Conference.

St. Louis has been tearing the ice up, moving ahead of Minnesota by a point having lost in regulation just three times all year.

Next Up

liz collin wcco youtube screengrab

Liz Collin reveals she is leaving WCCO

"Thank you for trusting me to tell your stories," she wrote in Tuesday's announcement.

jimmy john's rochester antimask rant guy

Video: Man harasses Jimmy John's workers, wishes death on them over mask mandate

"When are you going to start using that brain inside of your head," the man asks.

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Wolverines

Michigan writer: 'Don't count out the Vikings' on Jim Harbaugh

Are the Vikings a dark horse to hire Michigan's head coach?

st louis park shooting 1

St. Louis Park PD release photos of vehicle involved in shooting on I-394

A man was shot multiple times as he drove down I-394 last week.


Perfect 10: Gophers gymnasts make history with two perfect scores

Mya Hooten and Ona Loper were literally perfect on Monday night.

Dean Evason

Tempers flare as Wild hammer Canadiens

Montreal was anything but polite after the Wild picked up an 8-2 victory.

Blaine VFW video screengrab crop N West Twitter

Authorities now looking into MN lawmaker's report of assault

Video shows Rep. Nolan West being grabbed and pushed out of a public event.

TajPharmaImages WIkimedia Commons ivermectin

COVID treatments: Essentia Health to help test 3 existing meds

The clinical trial includes the much-discussed drug ivermectin.

Screen Shot 2022-01-24 at 3.48.57 PM

Suspect crashes into Minneapolis snow plow, fires shots at plow driver

The plow driver was pulled to the side of the road when the incident happened.

cold Minneapolis

Coldest day of the winter is possible this week in Minnesota

An air temp of -30F isn't out of the question too far from the metro.

polley freeborn county jail roster jan 2022 resize

District fires school counselor accused of sexually assaulting student

He's been charged with felony criminal sexual conduct.

Moorhead family

Authorities pinpoint source of CO that killed family of 7

The victims, all members of Hernandez-Pinto family, were found dead in a Moorhead home.