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Minnesota Wild recalls goaltender Niklas Svedberg from Iowa

Wild plays at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Toronto

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Niklas Svedberg from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) under emergency conditions.

Svedberg, 28 (9/4/89), is 3-6-1 with a 2.84 goals-against average (GAA), a .904 save percentage (SV%) and one shutout in 10 games with Iowa this season. He posted a 14-17-12 record with a 2.99 GAA, a .897 SV% and one shutout in 48 games with Salavat Yulaev in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) in 2016-17.

The 6-foot-1, 168-pound native of Sollentuna, Sweden, posted a 29-19-3 record with a 2.37 GAA, a .916 SV% and five shutouts in 53 games with Salavat Yulaev in 2015-16 -- his first season in the KHL.

Svedberg is 8-5-1 with a 2.31 GAA, a .920 SV% and two shutouts in 19 career NHL games, played in parts of two seasons with Boston (2013-15). He was signed to a one-year, two-way contract by Minnesota on July 1, 2017 and will wear sweater No. 35 with the Wild.

Minnesota plays at Toronto tonight at 6:30 p.m. CT on FOX Sports North PLUS and KFAN 100.3 FM.

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