Pre-training camp chats w/ Wild's Koivu, Spurgeon and Kunin

Updated: September 04, 2019 05:17 PM

With a week to go before the Minnesota Wild report to training camp, KSTP Sports caught up with Mikko Koivu, Jared Spurgeon and Luke Kunin at a pre-camp skate.

Click the video box on this page to watch KSTP Sports' chats with Mikko Koivu about his return from injury, Jared Spurgeon about his contract status, and Luke Kunin about getting his first chance at a full season on the Wild roster


Koivu is on track to return for his 15th season with the Wild after having surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus in his knee back in February.

Spurgeon prepares for to enter his tenth season with the Wild amid uncertainty regarding his future.  Spurgeon is in the final year of his contract.  He can become an unrestricted free agent after the 2019-20 season, the final season in his current 4-year $20.75M deal.

Kunin is expected to play his first full season with the Wild after splitting time between the Wild roster and the AHL squad in Des Moines over the past two seasons.

Wild training camp begins Friday September 13th. 

The Wild's six-game preseason schedule opens in St Paul on Tuesday, September 17th against Dallas.

The season opener is Thursday, October 3rd at Nashville.  The home opener is Saturday, October 12th against Pittsburgh.

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