Wild waives Staubitz

The Wild announced this morning it has placed forward Brad Stuabitz on waivers. Staubitz has spent a lot of time in the penalty box recenty, racking up more than 70 minutes this year. Staubitz has been with the club since 2010.

The Wild announced this morning it has placed forward Brad Stuabitz on waivers. Staubitz has spent a lot of time in the penalty box recenty, racking up more than 70 minutes this year. Staubitz has been with the club since 2010.

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The Wild hobble into Calgary tonight to play the Flames. Injuries seem to be catching up with the club. Minnesota is playing without three key forwards, including Mikko Koivu, who leads the team with 28 points.

Wild trades Zidlicky to New Jersey

Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports the Wild has traded defenseman Marek Zidlicky to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Kurtis Foster, forward Stephane Veilleux, a 2012 second-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2013.

Poor starts are hurting the Wild

If the Wild doesn't score first, they probably won't win. Minnesota lost five of its last seven games in which they didn't score the first goal. Forward Dany Heatley says "it's natural" for a young team to struggle to score goals, but every player needs to remember the Wild has "come back in a lot of games this year."

Wild entering stretch run of season

The Wild has made plenty of news this season. They went from first place in the NHL to out of the playoffs to back into the No. 8 spot in the Western Conference. Forward Darroll Powe says the Wild will bounce back from adversity later this season because they learned to deal with it during their month-long slump.

Ex-Wild coach Richards to stay in Columbus

A new deal for ex-Wild coach Todd Richards. He has shed the “interim” tag and is now the full-time coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Richards signed a two-year deal with the club.

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It was one for the ages. The Minnesota Wild, up 4-1 in the third period, wind up losing to the Nashville Predators 5-4 Tuesday at XCel Energy Center. If you left the building with five minutes left -- here's a few versions of what happened.

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The Minnesota Wild has placed captain Mikko Koivu on injured reserve. Koivu injured his leg in the Wild's shootout loss to the Blackhawks last week. The move is retroactive to Wednesday, so he can be activated at any time if he feels he can play. The team recalled forward Jeff Taffe to fill Koivu's roster spot.

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A big win for the Wild last night, as they beat San Jose 4-3 at the X. But the big question today is what the club will do as the NHL trading deadline approaches at 2 p.m. With the Wild’s playoff chances iffy at best, GM Chuck Fletcher might unload a few players to build for the future.