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St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 25, 2017
Wild’s Eric Staal knows concussion ‘could have been worse’

Wild’s Eric Staal knows concussion ‘could have been worse’

As soon as veteran center Eric Staal finally staggered to his feet after going headfirst into the boards during Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon, he immediately apologized to his wife Tanya, who had rushed down from the stands to be by his side. “I basically said, ‘Sorry,’ because it’s no fun to watch,” […]
FOX Sports Apr 25, 2017

Wild's Staal has concussion from head-first boards crash

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal has a concussion from his head-first crash into the boards.

Lucky Eric Staal on injury: "Could have been a lot worse"

The Wild center sustained a concussion but knows he avoided a catastrophic injury in Game 5.
Hockey Wilderness Apr 24, 2017
Wilderness Walk: Let the Offseason Begin

Wilderness Walk: Let the Offseason Begin

The Minnesota Wild’s season is over, but Hockey Wilderness’ coverage of the team is just getting started. In a very disappointing fashion, the Minnesota Wild was eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend by the St. Louis Blues, but while the Wild’s season is over, Hockey Wilderness’ coverage of the team is not. We’ll dissect the Wild’s loss against the Blues further and help you prepare for the Expansion Draft as it looms ever closer. Wild News Eric Staal released from hospital after crashing head-first into boards | Fox Sports Eric Staal has been diagnosed with a...
FOX Sports Apr 23, 2017
Eric Staal released from hospital after crashing head-first into boards

Eric Staal released from hospital after crashing head-first into boards

The veteran center took a scary spill into the end boards during Game 5
Hockey Wilderness Apr 23, 2017
Eric Staal released from hospital after scary collision

Eric Staal released from hospital after scary collision

Staal took a nasty head-first spill into the boards during the second period Saturday and left looking dazed. At the end of a rough day for Minnesota Wild fans, we got a sliver of good news to close out the night. The team announced through its official Twitter account that Eric Staal was released from the hospital late Saturday night, after he left Saturday’s Game 5 during the second period, due to a serious-looking head and/or neck injury. As he left the ice, Staal appeared disoriented and strongly in need of assistance after taking a scary head-first dive into the endboards behind...
FOX Sports Apr 22, 2017
Wild's Staal collides into boards, leaves game in second period

Wild's Staal collides into boards, leaves game in second period

Eric Staal slid headfirst into the boards after a breakaway shot against the St. Louis Blues

Wild center Eric Staal leaves playoff game with head injury

Staal was injured when he went head-first into the end boards behind Blues goalie Jake Allen.
FOX Sports Apr 22, 2017

Wild lose Staal after head-first crash into boards vs. Blues

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal has left Game 5 of the playoff series against St. Louis following a head-first crash into the boards.
FOX Sports Apr 22, 2017
Wild: Staal 'alert and stable' after head-first boards crash

Wild: Staal 'alert and stable' after head-first boards crash

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild center Eric Staal crashed head-first into the boards in Game 5 of their playoff series on Saturday against St. Louis that sent him to a nearby hospital for further observation.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Apr 22, 2017
Wild’s Eric Staal leaves Game 5 after going headfirst into boards

Wild’s Eric Staal leaves Game 5 after going headfirst into boards

Wild center Eric Staal left Saturday’s must-win game against the Blues with an apparent head injury after going headfirst into the boards behind goaltender Jake Allen. Eric Staal went awkwardly headfirst into the boards pic.twitter.com/irZ0PUnVBv — CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 22, 2017 Staal laid on the ice for about five minutes before being helped to his feet and […]
Hockey Wilderness Apr 14, 2017
Charlie Coyle isn’t the G.O.A.T, but he wasn’t the goat in Game 1, either

Charlie Coyle isn’t the G.O.A.T, but he wasn’t the goat in Game 1, either

Charlie Coyle’s slump has frustrated some, but it shouldn’t overshadow his overall brilliance. 2017 hasn’t exactly been Charlie Coyle’s year. On December 31st, the hulking right winger looked like he turned a corner for the Minnesota Wild. After years of slow but steady progression, Coyle was delivering results that matched his potential. The prize of the Brent Burns trade flourished beside Eric Staal, scoring 12 goals and 30 points in his first 36 games. And then, things slowed down quite a bit. Over Coyle’s final 46 games, his production scuffled, scoring just 6 times while...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 13, 2017
Brodin’s mistake on Sobotka goal changed all the momentum of Game 1

Brodin’s mistake on Sobotka goal changed all the momentum of Game 1

Playoff hockey means closer games, tighter checking, and that each mistake is magnified ten fold. Christian Folin tripping up with Eric Staal on the Sobotka goal comes to mind. The Zach Parise save on the goal line is another. However, among all the talk analyzing each goal, Jake Allen’s super-human effort, and missed opportunities, no one is talking about the ghastly turnover that led directly to the first goal of the game scored by Vladimir Sobotka. Jonas Brodin is a fine defensive defenseman. His decision-making is usually spot-on and he can skate like the wind to cover up most...
Hockey Wilderness Apr 13, 2017
Hockey Wilderness’ Minnesota Wild Regular Season MVP

Hockey Wilderness’ Minnesota Wild Regular Season MVP

You voted, and now the results are in for the Minnesota Wild regular season MVP. As the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs get under way, Hockey Wilderness took the week to discuss and vote on the Wild’s regular season MVP. Today, we reveal who the writers and readers all voted for. On Monday, I discussed why Devan Dubnyk should be considered for the Wild’s MVP despite his poor play throughout the month of March. Tuesday, Hockey Wilderness’ Managing Editor Joe Bouley made the case for Eric Staal and his bounce back season to be the Wild’s MVP. Lastly, our very own Kine wrote on Wednesday that...

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