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Mikael Granlund Sent To Nashville For Kevin Fiala

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Mikael Granlund And The Minnesota Wild Agree To A Three-Year Contract

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Mikael Granlund (pronounced mih-KIGH-ehl GRAN-lund) on a three-year, $17.25 million contract ($5.25 million in 2017-18, $5.5 million in 2018-19 and $6.5 million in 2019-20 for a $5.75 million average annual value).

"Mikael has been an important part of our club for the last five years, and he showed a great amount of growth with an impressive performance last season," said Fletcher. "People across the League are now surely aware of what our management group has always known: Mikael has a tremendous level of talent and skill. Coupled with his excellent work ethic and tremendous character, we know he'll play a large role in the future success of our team, and we're thrilled to have him under contract moving forward."

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Mikael Granlund Re-Signs With The Wild

via the Minnesota Wild,

The Minnesota Wild has re-signed center Mikael Granlund to a two-year contract.

Granlund, 23, collected 39 points (8-31=39), a plus-17 rating and averaged 17:54 in TOI/game in 68 games with Minnesota in 2014-15. He ranked third on the team in plus/minus and fifth in scoring and set career highs in games played, plus/minus, hits, faceoffs taken and faceoffs won and TOI/game. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound native of Oulu, Finland, added six points (2-4=6) and a plus-2 rating in 10 playoff contests. Granlund has tallied 88 points (18-70=88) in 158 NHL games during three seasons with Minnesota and owns 13 points (6-7=13) in 23 playoffs matches.


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Successful Wrist Surgery For Mikael Granlund

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced center Mikael Granlund underwent successful surgery today at TRIA Orthopaedic Center to repair a fractured left wrist suffered in Saturday's game against Winnipeg. Granlund is expected to make a full recovery and return to play in approximately four weeks.

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Wild put a sleeper hold on the Blackhawks

Based upon the Twitter reactions of those who were watching the Minnesota Wild defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Tuesday night (climbing back into a series they trail 2 games to 1), the fact that the Wild nursed a 0-0 tie into the third period and happened to pounce on the Blackhawks seemed eerily reminiscent of the kinds of efforts Jacques Lemaire's trap-tastic, "lull 'em to sleep" machines of the mid-"naughties."

Not surprisingly, ESPN's Scott Burnside reports that the Wild do indeed believe that dilligent checking's the only way to stifle the Blackhawks' offensive machine:

After meandering their way through more than two periods of some of the most lackluster hockey produced by any two teams anywhere this spring, the Wild struck for two picture-perfect goals in a span of 2 minutes, 37 seconds early in the third period to break open a scoreless game and go on to a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

"We know it's going to be a really checking game. You don't have a lot of room there, you don't have a lot of time to skate with the puck. Both teams are in their face all the time. Sometimes the games are like that and you need to find a way to get a win. Tonight we were able to do that," offered Mikael Granlund, who scored the Wild's second goal and added an empty-netter to round out the scoring.

The victory, regardless of its pedigree, was significant on a number of fronts.

First, it allowed the Wild to narrow the Blackhawks' lead in this Western Conference semifinal series to 2-1. It was, not to overstate the obvious, a victory the Wild absolutely had to have.

It also marked the team's fourth straight home victory in this playoff season, which is critical given they are 1-5 on the road.

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Granlund Wins It For The Wild

It took Mikael Granlund a little time to warm up to the smaller ice in North America but the kid is up to familiar goal scoring tricks.

That was the only goal of the game and it came in overtime.  The Avalanche the series 2-1 Game Four is Thursday. 

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Video- Worldly Goal Of The Year

Mikael Granlund of Finland and prospect of the Minnesota Wild, goes top-shelf at the World Championships.

Somewhere Mike Legg is smiling…

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