The Minnesota Wild announced Sunday night they've recalled forward Jason Zucker from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League. Minnesota also announced that center Charlie Coyle is expected to miss 3-4 weeks due to a knee sprain suffered during Saturday night's 4-3 overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Zucker had four goals and one assist in 20 regular-season games with the Wild last season and two points (one goal, one assist) in five Stanley Cup Playoff games. The 21-year-old was selected by Minnesota in the second-round (No. 59) of the 2010 NHL Draft.
Coyle had eight goals and six assists in 39 regular-season games in 2012-13. He had two assists in five games in Minnesota's first-round loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness