The Wild have re-signed Carson Soucy to a one-year contract.
Soucy improved on his first AHL season, posting 20 points (5G / 15A) in 66 games with Iowa. The 6-foot-5, 208 lbs. defenseman has the kind of size that the Wild’s blueline lacks but he likely sits eighth on the depth chart at the moment, so look for him to remain in Iowa to start 2020.
The Wild have re-signed Nico Sturm to a one-year contract.
After finishing his Junior season at Clarkson University, Sturm turned pro and appeared in two NHL games with the Wild at the end of 2019. The 24-year-old led Clarkson with 45 points (14G / 31A) in 39 games. Sturm has NHL-size (6-foot-3, 207 lbs.) but with Eric Staal, Mikko Koivu, Joel Eriksson Ek and Victor Rask ahead of him on the depth chart, he is likely headed for the AHL to start the year.
The Wild have re-signed Ryan Donato to a two-year contract worth $3.8M ($1.9M AAV).
The Wild acquired Donato in the Charlie Coyle trade and the Harvard grad picked up 16 points (4G / 12A) in 22 games with Minnesota after the trade. The 24-year-old has gifted hands and middle-6 potential but his position to start 2020 is uncertain. He had a strong showing to end last season but the additions of Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Hartman will likely push him down the depth chart and maybe to the AHL to being the year.
The Wild have signed Gabriel Dumont to a two-year, two-way contract.
Source: @mnwild 07/1/19, 10:11 pm EST
The Wild have signed Luke Johnson to a two-year, two-way contract.
The Wild have signed Ryan Hartman to a two-year, $3.8M contract ($1.9M AAV).
The Wild have signed Mats Zuccarello to a five-year deal worth $30.0M ($6.0M AAV).
The Stars have acquired Ryan Hartman from the Flyers for Tyler Pitlick.
Hartman is a pending RFA, who split last year between the Predators and Flyers. Overall, he had 12 goals and 14 assists (26 points) in 83 games. Hartman should be an offensive upgrade in the Stars’ bottom-6.
The Wld have signed Brad Hunt to a two-year, $1.4 million ($700K AAV) contract extension.
Hunt has bounced around the NHL over the last few seasons but will stick in Minnesota for a couple of seasons. Hunt was acquired from Vegas in the middle of the 2019 season and finished with five points (3G / 2A) in 29 games with the Wild—12 points (5G / 7A) in 42 games overall.
The Wild signed Matt Bartkowski to a one-year deal worth $700K.
Bartkowski, 31, spent most of the 2018-19 season in the AHL, where he had 19 points (4G / 15A) in 70 games. The veteran defenseman had one goal in two games with Minnesota and has 48 points (8G / 40A) in 255 career NHL games.
The Wild have signed Fedor Gordeev to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Gordeev, 20, was originally selected in the fifth-round by the Maple Leafs but his rights were traded to Minnesota. Gordeev had seven goals and 25 assists (32 points) in 63 games between Flint and Guelph (OHL).
The Wild signed Gerry Mayhew to a two-year, two-way contract.
Mayhew has become one of Iowa's (AHL) top offensive players this season, setting a club record with 27 goals during the regular season. He's kept that pace going in the postseason as well; his nine goals leads all players in the Calder Cup Playoffs. His 60 points during the regular season nearly doubled his total from last year, his first full season as a professional.
Zuccarello missed the morning skate but will play in Game 3.
Basically Zuccarello still has some discomfort in his arm and they will allow him to take morning skates off so that he is able to remain in the lineup. Through the first two games of the series, Zuccarello has one goal on one shot.
Brown (illness) will not play on Saturday.
Stalock will start Saturday in Dallas.
Zuccarello (maintenance) will not play on Friday; expected to be ready for the playoffs.
Zuccarello made a surprise return to the Stars lineup on Tuesday but will be shutdown for the rest of the regular season to ensure that he is ready to go for the playoffs. Zuccarello has one goal and two assists in two games with Dallas so they can only hope he is 100 percent in the postseason.
Parise will likely miss the final two games of the season with the flu.
Parise, who just returned from an injury, will now likely be shutdown for the season with the flu. Nico Sturm is expected to make his NHL debut on Thursday to replace Parise.
Source: @mnwild 04/4/19, 12:00 pm EST
Stalock will start Thursday vs. the Bruins.
Stalock allowed three goals on 20 shots in the Wild’s loss to the Islanders on March 17th. Stalock has not registered a win since January 15th, going 0-2-3 with a 3.87 GAA and .877 SV% in his last six appearances (five starts). In his first start vs. the Bruins, Stalock allowed four goals on 27 shots in a 4-0 loss.