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Wild assigns defenseman Greg Pateryn to Iowa on a conditioning assignment

Defenseman had bilateral core muscle repair surgery on Oct. 1, has not played in a game this season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Bill Guerin today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has assigned defenseman Greg Pateryn to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) on a conditioning assignment.

Pateryn, 29, underwent bilateral core muscle repair surgery on Oct. 1 and has not appeared in a game with the Wild this season. He tallied seven points (1-6=7) in a career-high 80 games last season with Minnesota and ranked second on the team in hits (144) and third in blocked shots (118). The 6-foot-3, 220-pound native of Sterling Heights, Mich., owns 36 points (4-32=36) in 247 career NHL games with Montreal, Dallas and Minnesota.

Iowa plays at San Antonio on Wednesday, at Milwaukee on Friday and hosts Tucson on Saturday this week.

Minnesota begins a three-game road trip Tuesday at Florida at 6 p.m. on FOX Sports North and KFAN 100.3 FM.

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