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Wild recalls Eriksson Ek from Iowa

Forward has six assists among seven points with Minnesota this season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Joel Eriksson Ek from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Eriksson Ek, 21, has tallied seven points (1-6=7) and 14 penalty minutes (PIM) in 42 games with Minnesota this season while averaging 13:14 TOI/game. He ranks third on the team with 76 hits. The 6-foot-1, 206-pound native of Karlstad, Sweden, has also totaled eight points (3-5=8) in eight games with Iowa this season. He owns 14 points (4-10=14) and 18 PIM in 57 career NHL games with the Wild. Eriksson Ek was originally selected by Minnesota in the first round (20th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and wears sweater No. 14 with Minnesota.

Minnesota plays at the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday at 6 p.m. on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.

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