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Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL.

Colorado Avalanche v Minnesota Wild Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/Getty Images

That’s Wild

  • NBC Sports has announced their NHL on NBC TV schedule. The Wild will be featured on Wednesday Night Hockey twice through the 56-game schedule: On March 10 against the Vegas Golden Knights and on April 28 against the St. Louis Blues. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Minnesota Wild prospect and Boston College winger Matthew Boldy was able to dazzle the entire hockey world with his special goal in Team USA’s dominating 7-0 win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday afternoon. It was so sick folks. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Speaking of Boldy, The Athletic’s Scott Wheeler published an article a couple days ago about the young winger and his journey to be one of USA’s best forwards in this World Juniors tournament. [The Athletic]

Off the trail...

  • Chicago is getting itself into trouble before training camp even starts. Some might say two of their three best forwards, have already been declared as out long-term with varioius ailments. Kirby Dach essentially shattered his wrist in the World Juniors and will be out 4-5 months, while captain Jonathan Toews has announced that he will be seeking medical attention after feeling “drained and lethargic” all off-season. [NHL dot com]
  • The Athletic’s Dom Luszczyszyn is up to his usual no good and is previewing every team before the puck drops on Jan. 13. [The Athletic]
  • The Edmonton Oilers were able to secure RFA defenseman Ethan Bear for the next two years, with a contract paying him $2-million AAV. [Copper and Blue]
  • Even after signing Bear, the Oilers were still able to get Devan Shore and Ryan Stanton to a couple of PTOs. [Copper and Blue]
  • PTO season doesn’t stop for anybody. The Buffalo Sabres were able to lure Riley Sheahan over to training camp as well. [Die By The Blade]