The Minnesota Wild has assigned forward Erik Haula to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League.
The 22-year-old was recalled by Minnesota on Nov. 29 and made his NHL debut that night against Colorado registering an assist in 14:17 of ice time. The 5-foot-11, 192-pound native of Pori, Finland, recorded two assists and a plus-1 rating in six games with the Wild averaging 9:26 in TOI/game. Haula has collected 10 points (4-6=10) in 18 contests with Iowa this season.
Wild prospect Gustav Olofsson has been named to the selection camp roster for Team Sweden's National Junior Team for the upcoming 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmo, Sweden.
As the saying goes, familiarity breeds contempt; and there’s no denying it applies to the Wild’s latest opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks.
The snow is finally dumping down on Minnesota, making December look like a wintery wonderland — outside of the road-rage-inducing, extra-long commutes of course.
The Wild’s lineup has been a little — how should we put it? — fluid lately. With a host of injuries picking on the forwards, Head Coach Mike Yeo has had to do his best fit the right pieces together like a 1,000 piece puzzle.
We'll just have wait and see who is on the ice during warm-ups tonight as the Minnesota Wild hosts the Colorado Avalanche on the front end of a home-and-home series.
Before the Wild takes on the Phoenix Coyotes at 7 p.m. tonight at Xcel Energy Center, the team makes a couple of roster moves.
Either Zach Parise can’t tell time or has Wolverine-like healing powers — or so it seemed.
To everyone’s surprise, Parise stood in his usual spot on the top line as the Wild started line rushes in morning skate. Those of us present questioned whether we had somehow all missed two to three weeks of time or unknowingly took a quick ride with Doc Brown.
The top of the Western Conference standings is more packed than I-94 during rush hour. Tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues kicks off a tough week for the Wild, where the Minnesota will face the Phoenix Coyotes (14-5-4, 32 points) and then skate in a home-and-home series with the surprising Colorado Avalanche (17-5-0, 34 points).