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Wild, Red Cross Team Up for Hurricane Relief

Officials to collect donations at all home preseason games, season opener

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- The American Red Cross will collect cash donations for disaster relief at all Wild home preseason games and the team's home opener.

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Wild Warmup: Minnesota vs. Winnipeg

Home preseason schedule gets underway with game against Jets on Thursday

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /
The essentials

Who: Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild

Puck drop: 7:10 p.m. CT

Watch: FOX Sports North, FOX Sports GO

Listen: KFAN 100.3 FM, Wild Radio Network,, Wild NHL App

Follow: @mnwild; GameCenter

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Ennis, Foligno Excited to Start Anew

Two of Wild's newest players look forward to season following first preseason action

by Kayleigh Jackson /

ST. PAUL -- Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno may still be the new guys on the Wild roster, but they're feeling right at home in Minnesota. With a few practices and a preseason game under their belts, the former Buffalo Sabres are eager to get going and make an immediate impact in the regular season. 

Foligno, at 6-foot-3, is a big player whose presence discourages opponents from taking liberties with his team. Though he's working on his shooting and his goal for this season is to get on the board more, he's better known for making gritty plays and getting deep into corners than he is for lighting the lamp. 

Ennis, on the other hand, is only 5-foot-9, but has more of a scoring touch and has been particularly effective on power plays in the past. A smaller player on a line full of big bodies in Monday's preseason opener, Ennis says he wants to use his speed to his advantage.

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Competition Heats Up for Playing Time on the Blue Line

Handful of players aiming for spots on Minnesota's final defensive pairing as regular season approaches

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

ST. PAUL -- With a roster loaded full of veterans, one of the few areas of intrigue surrounding battles at training camp for the Wild will come on its blue line, where a number of candidates are fighting for the final two spots in the lineup.

Through the first handful of days, Ryan Suter has skated with Matt Dumba while Jonas Brodin and Jared Spurgeon have been paired together. None of that is a surprise, and chances are, if everyone's healthy, those four will remain together -- in some combination -- all season long.

Where there could be some jockeying, and a season-long competition, is with Minnesota's final pairing, where incumbents Mike Reilly and Gustav Olofsson are battling newcomers Kyle Quincey, Carson Soucy and Ryan Murphy for playing time.

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Friday is Minnesota Wild Night at Blue Ox Home Opener

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau purchased stake in new team this past offseason

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

Wild coach Bruce Boudreau's newly-minted junior hockey team will host Minnesota Wild Night this Friday, Sept. 22, at Coon Rapids Ice Center.

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Postgame Hat Trick: Wild 3, Jets 2 (SO)

Minnesota opens preseason with extended win against division rival

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /'s Dan Myers gives three takeaways from the Wild's 3-2 shootout victory Monday at Winnipeg's Bell MTS Place:

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Captain Come Back: Koivu Thrilled to Remain in Minnesota

Team, player accomplish goal of getting deal done before start of regular season

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- He may have been able to squeeze out a little more money. He may have gotten a little more term. In the end, Mikko Koivu just wanted to stay home in Minnesota.

The only permanent captain in franchise history, Koivu will call the State of Hockey home for at least the next three seasons after agreeing to a two-year contract extension with the club, one that will tie him to the Wild through the end of the 2019-20 season.

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Koivu, Wild Agree on Two-Year Contract Extension

Franchise's first permanent captain was set to be unrestricted free agent after this season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL --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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Photo Blog: First Game Day Skate

The Minnesota Wild heads north to take on the Winnipeg Jets Monday

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- For the first time this season, Minnesota Wild players took part in a morning skate at Xcel Energy Center before making a trip north of the border for the club's preseason game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Scroll onward for a look at morning skate photos. 

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Wild Signs Baribeau to Entry-Level Deal

Goaltender played in 35 games in QMJHL last season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Dereck Baribeau to a three-year, entry-level contract.

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