Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled defenseman Jaime Sifers from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned right wing Petr Kalus to Houston.
Sifers, 27 (1/18/83), has been recalled by the Wild three times this season appearing in eight contests averaging 11:51 in ice time and has not registered a point. He has tallied 16 points (5-11=16) and 30 penalty minutes (PIM) in 44 games with Houston this season. Sifers recorded two assists and 18 PIM in 23 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008-09. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound native of Stratford, Conn., played collegiately at the University of Vermont, where he was an ECAC Second All-Star Team selection in 2005. Sifers wears No. 26 with the Wild.
Kalus, 22 (6/29/87), made his Wild debut last night against Florida and registered 6:41 in ice time after being recalled earlier in the day from Houston.