The Minnesota Wild have recalled defenceman Jonas Brodin from the AHL Houston Aeros, according to Bruce Brothers at the Pioneer Press. If needed, Brodin could be available for Friday’s game when the Wild travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings.
A former first-round draft pick, Brodin is just getting back into game action himself after undergoing surgery to repair a broken collarbone that he suffered back in November while playing for the Aeros. Through nine games with Houston this season, Brodin has scored 2 goals and added 2 assists.
Jared Spurgeon, another Wild defenseman suffered a foot injury during Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to the Nashville Predators, leaving his status uncertain for Friday’s game. Both Brodin and 18-year old Matthew Dumba are available for the Wild if they need to replace Spurgeon.
Dumba is expected to be sent back to his junior club, the Red Deer Rebels as he has yet to get into a game with the Wild this season.
The Wild have a plethora of young talent in the minors, something that could be valuable come the trade deadline. Brodin was expected to challenge for a spot on the blue line before the shoulder injury and now he may have to wait for his chance before he gets into the lineup.
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