| Jason Morgan has games of NHL experience. |
With center Wes Walz staying behind in Minnesota after suffering a leg injury on Friday night, the Minnesota Wild called up center Jason Morgan from the Houston Aeros on Saturday. The 30-year-old Morgan is scoreless through eight AHL games this season with 20 penalty minutes.
Morgan is the third call up of the season by the Wild, and like Wyatt Smith and Matt Foy before him, he has NHL experience. The St. Johns, Newfoundland native has 40 NHL games under his belt since 1997, including seven last year with the Chicago Blackhawks. Morgan has two goals and five assists in those 40 games. Originally drafted in the fifth round of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft by Los Angeles, Morgan has spent time with four NHL organizations before joining the Wild.
Walz’ status is unknown, but the Wild will be forced to play without him, and Marian Gaborik for at least Sunday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. Pascal Dupuis, who has missed the last two weeks with a strained knee ligament, could return to action against the Avs.
More injury information will become available on Sunday.