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Morning Line- Bruce Boudreau

“A lot of it, I’ve always believed, is self-preparation. I know we haven’t played a lot of games and all that stuff, but you can make excuses all day long. These guys are professionals, and they shouldn’t be doing that.

“It’s a mindset. We can’t be thinking scoring every time we’re out there. We have to think ‘defend,’ especially when you have a lead. It’s been addressed [Friday], it’s been addressed [Saturday] about leads in the third period. It’s been addressed every day this week. And they didn’t …’’

-Bruce Boudreau, head coach of the Minnesota Wild on their slow start to the season.  Rachel Blount of the Star Tribune has more.

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Minnesota Wild Hit With Injuries

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the following injury updates following last night's 5-2 win at Chicago:

Forward Charlie Coyle suffered a right fibula fracture and underwent successful surgery today by Dr. Fernando Peña at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks and has been placed on Long Term Injured Reserve (LTIR). By placing Coyle on LTIR, the Wild can recall at least three players from Iowa for Saturday's home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Forward Marcus Foligno suffered a left facial fracture and is expected to miss a minimum of one week. He is scheduled to undergo a procedure by Dr. David Hamlar on Sunday.

Forward Nino Niederreiter suffered a high left ankle sprain and has been placed on Injured Reserve. He is expected to miss a minimum of three weeks.

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Video- Joel Quenneville Losses Offside Challenge And Is Not Happy About It

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,

According to the league’s explanation for the decision, it was ruled that Brent Seabrook — who had fallen down while Zucker went past him — had carried the puck into his own defensive zone, thereby nullifying the offside per Rule 83.1. But the puck had merely banked off the prone Seabrook’s skate.

“He didn’t carry it and didn’t have possession, so I disagree with that ruling,” a seething Joel Quenneville said. “Plus it was offside. I mean, why didn’t he blow the whistle? Unless he knew that rule and thought he had possession? Or he thought he carried it or controlled it?”

Quenneville had no regrets about challenging the goal, even though it wound up all but deciding the game.

“I wasn’t worried about that [penalty],” Quenneville said. “I still don’t think it should have been a goal.”

more on Chicago's 5-2 loss to Minnesota...

Watch the offside challenge below...

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Video- Devan Dubnyk Is Now A Candidate For Save Of The Night

Hasek-like.

 

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Morning Line- Craig Leipold On The NHL Participating In The 2022 Olympic Games

“Maybe the Olympics in China will be different,. We have to look at what the value of an Olympics does for our brand. You know, as an example, if this was in Vancouver again, I’m sure we’d be going because it makes a lot of sense. You know, for us to shut down our league, and take the risk of our players to go over there, there has to be value for our business for that to happen.”

-Craig Leipold, owner of the Minnesota Wild via Dan Mizutani of the Pioneer Press.

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Morning Line- Craig Leipold

“Anything short of winning the Stanley Cup would be a disappointment, probably 30 other owners would say the same thing. I think we have a team that can do it.”

-Craig Leipold, owner of the Minnesota Wild.  Joe Christensen and Rachel Blount have more on the Wild at the Star Tribune.

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Zach Parise On His Reported Back Injury

from Rachel Blount of the Star Tribune,

Parise remained vague about the injury — reported to be a back issue — that kept him out of full workouts for the first seven days of camp. He also declined to predict whether he would play any preseason games. Still, he felt good after a practice that lasted a little less than an hour at Xcel Energy Center, which seemed satisfying enough under the circumstances.

The goal, Parise said, is to be ready for the season opener Oct. 5 at Detroit. By his definition, that means feeling completely healthy, a goal he still is pursuing.

“It was a good step, I thought,’’ said Parise, who sat out the 2016 playoffs because of a herniated disc that bothered him for much of the season.

“It’s frustrating, but at the same time, there’s still a good chunk of time before the season starts. Right now, it’s about being smart.

“At this time of the season, you want to go in feeling good. You want to go in without nursing something or at 80 percent. You want to not have that stuff be on the top of your mind. Just go in, relax and play. And that’s what I’m shooting toward.’’

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A Two-Year Extension For Mikko Koivu

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with captain Mikko Koivu on a two-year, $11 million contract extension ($6 million in 2018-19 and $5 million in 2019-20 for a $5.5 million average annual value).
 

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A Four-Year Deal For Marcus Foligno And The Minnesota Wild

added 6:15pm, Minnesota release is below...

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The Olympics May Be In The Back Of Ryan Malone’s Mind After Signing A PTO With The Wild

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,

While there's no doubt Malone would love to prove himself in camp to the point he could sign an NHL two-way with the Wild or another team, this tryout appears to be intended to show Wild management he warrants an AHL deal.

While it's believed Pittsburgh and New Jersey has also shown interest in signing Malone to an AHL contract, Iowa is likely his preference because he could be closer to his two children and fiancee.

If he signs an AHL deal and not an NHL deal, Malone would be eligible to participate in the Winter Games in February in South Korea. Sources say he has discussed this possibility with USA Hockey in recent days.

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