The Minnesota Wild have recalled one of their top defense prospects, Jonas Brodin.
The 19-year-old was the No. 10 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft. He was a member of Sweden's gold-medal winning team at the 2012 World Junior Championship and had been playing in Sweden until joining Minnesota's American Hockey League affiliate, the Houston Aeros, for the 2012-13 season.
Brodin suffered a broken clavicle in a Nov. 2 game against Oklahoma City and returned to action Wednesday night.
It's possible Brodin could made his NHL debut Friday when the Wild visit the Detroit Red Wings. In a blog Thursday, Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Michael Russo speculated that would depend on the health of Jared Spurgeon as well as what the Wild want to do with fellow prospect Mathew Dumba, who is still with the team but hasn't played in any of Minnesota's first three games.
Star Tribune reporter Rachel Blount reported Brodin was paired with Clayton Stoner at practice on Thursday.