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.
That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.
— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4