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Wild Recalls Kuemper

Thursday, 10.10.2013 / 10:00 AM / News
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Wild Recalls Kuemper
The Wild recalls goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League

The Minnesota Wild has recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) with goaltender Niklas Backstrom day-to-day after suffering a knee injury Tuesday in Nashville.

Kuemper appeared in two preseason games with the Wild this year and stopped all 18 shots faced in 47:12 of action. The 23-year-old went 1-2-0 with a 2.08 goals-against-average (GAA) and a .916 save percentage (SV%)in six regular season games (three starts) with Minnesota last season. He made his NHL debut Feb. 12 at Vancouver and stopped 29-of-31 shots in a 3-2 win against Detroit on Feb. 17 to record his first career NHL victory. Kuemper appeared in two NHL playoff games in relief and stopped 29-of-33 shots faced for a 3.29 GAA and a .879 SV%.

He went 13-8-0 with a 1.88 GAA, a .934 SV% and four shutouts in 21 regular season games with the Houston Aeros (AHL) and 1-1 in two playoff starts stopping 67-of-70 shots faced for a 1.51 GAA, a .957 SV% and one shutout. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound native of Saskatoon, Sask., was the Wild’s sixth-round selection (No. 161 overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He wears No. 35 for Minnesota.


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