ST. PAUL -- After a slow drip of moves over the first 12 days of training camp, the Wild shifted much closer to its opening roster in one fell swoop Wednesday, moving nine players off its NHL roster.
In the span of a little more than 24 hours, Minnesota has seen its roster go from 37 players down to 26. It has at least three more cuts to make before next week's season opener, Oct. 5 at Detroit.
The busy day wasn't entirely unexpected. Wild assistant coach John Anderson hinted it was coming following a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.