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.