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.
I challenged him to a goalie fight when we chatted before the game, but he didn't want to go. It was strange to see him at the other end of the ice, but I'm sure he felt the same way looking down at our end.
— Vancouver goalie Eddie Lack joking about facing his former teammate Roberto Luongo after the Canucks' win against the Panthers