The Minnesota Wild assigned defenseman Mike Reilly to Iowa of the American Hockey League and placed forward Justin Fontaine on injured reserve among a series of roster moves Tuesday.
Reilly, 22, signed with the Wild as a free agent this summer after playing collegiately at the University of Minnesota. He was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the fourth round (No. 98) of the 2011 NHL Draft but did not sign.
"This is not a long-term deal," coach Mike Yeo said about Reilly's demotion in comments tweeted by the Wild. "We don't know what's going to happen a week out ... it's just part of the process."
Fontaine, 27, had nine goals and 31 points in 71 games with the Wild in his second NHL season.
The Wild also placed forward Jordan Schroeder on waivers and designated forward Grayson Downing as an injured non-roster player.