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Wild recalls goalie Steve Michalek

Hartford native is 6-1-2 with a 2.52 goals-against average nine games with Iowa this season

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

SAINT PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Steve Michalek (pronounced MIKE-ah-lick) under emergency conditions from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

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Prospect Report: Dec. 13, 2017

Iowa earned points in both games it played last week

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

The Iowa Wild, Minnesota Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, earned points in both contests last weekend (1-0-1), moving to a 9-2-3 record in its last 14 games. 

The Wild ranks second in the AHL with an 89.0 penalty kill percentage (97-for-109) and second in fewest power-play goals against (12). 

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Down on the Farm: Mayhew adjusting to new role in Iowa

First-year pro relishing opportunity to prove doubters wrong

by Tom Witosky @toskyAHLWild /

DES MOINES -- Gerry Mayhew's explanation for making it to the American Hockey League is a simple one: too many people told the 24-year-old Wyandotte, Michigan native that he wouldn't make it into professional hockey.

"I was always told that I was too small, not fast enough, blah, blah, blah," Mayhew said. "But that talk always would get me angry, so I would go out there and play angry."

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Former Team USA Olympian Krissy Wendell to practice with Wild on Friday

Session kicks off second annual Girls' Hockey Weekend

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- As part of the second annual Minnesota Wild Girls' Hockey Weekend, former Golden Gopher women's hockey player and U.S. Olympian Krissy Wendell will practice with the Minnesota Wild this Friday at Xcel Energy Center.

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Spurgeon returns to ice with teammates at practice on Wednesday

Defenseman has missed the past seven games with groin injury, inches closer to return

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

ST. PAUL -- It was a welcome sight for the Wild on Wednesday as Jared Spurgeon cruised around the ice at Xcel Energy Center, participating in his first practice with teammates since sustaining a groin injury last month.

Spurgeon has missed the past seven games with the ailment, one that flared up in a game about a week prior to the Wild's game in Winnipeg. Spurgeon said he was hit awkwardly and thought it was a charley horse.

But after a few days of discomfort, and as it moved to the inside of his leg, Spurgeon knew something was amiss.

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Dubnyk leaves game Tuesday with injury

Goaltender made 10 saves during first period but did not come out for second

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

ST. PAUL -- Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk left Tuesday night's game against the Calgary Flames with a lower-body injury and did not return.

Dubnyk made 10 saves in the first period, but did not come out for the second and was deemed questionable to return by the team.

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Postgame Hat Trick: Wild 2, Flames 1 (SO)

Three takeaways from Minnesota's shootout victory against Calgary on Tuesday in St. Paul

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /'s Dan Myers gives three takeaways from the Wild's 2-1 shootout win against the Calgary Flames at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Tuesday night:

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From the Rink: Wild seeks to bring road success back to St. Paul

Minnesota enters having won last two games of California road trip over the weekend

by Dan Myers @1DanMyers /

ST. PAUL -- After a week in California, the Wild will try and bring momentum gained on the road back to Minnesota on Tuesday when it plays the Calgary Flames at Xcel Energy Center.

The Wild won the final two games of the trip west -- both in overtime -- answering the bell when it needed to.

After losing a third-period lead against the Los Angeles Kings in the trip lid-lifter last Tuesday, a game the Wild eventually lost 5-2, Minnesota was able to extend games to overtime in each of the final two, winning on a Matt Dumba goal in Anaheim and one by Nino Niederreiter in San Jose.

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Photo Blog: Wild prepares for Calgary

Wild returns from California road trip ready for Flames

by Katlyn Gambill /

ST. PAUL -- After picking up four points on a California road trip, the Wild is back in St. Paul for a three-game stretch. On Tuesday, Minnesota will welcome the Calgary Flames to Xcel Energy Center for a 7 p.m. game. 

Scroll onward for a look at photos from the Wild's morning skate. 

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