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Veilleux Reassigned To Iowa; Gustafsson Recalled

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild has reassigned forward Stephane Veilleux to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Goaltender Johan Gustafsson has been recalled.

Veilleux has recorded one goal and 19 penalty minutes (PIM) in 25 games with Minnesota this season. He has collected eight points (3-5=8) in 20 contests with Iowa. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound native of St. Georges de Beauce, Que., has compiled 102 points (47-55=102) and 336 PIM in 485 NHL games with Minnesota, Tampa Bay and New Jersey. The 32-year-old ranks fifth in Wild history in hits (423), eighth in games played (407), ninth in PIM (287) and 11th in shots (580).

Gustafsson is 8-9-2 with a 2.86 goals-against average (GAA), a .908 save percentage (SV%) and one shutout in 21 games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-2, 199-pound native of Koping, Sweden, went 20-13-0 with a 1.70 GAA, a .929 SV% and four shutouts in 33 games for Lulea HF in Sweden’s Elite League last season. Gustafsson was selected by the Wild in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The 21-year-old has not appeared in an NHL game and wears sweater No. 31 with Minnesota.

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