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Minnesota Claims Teemu Pulkkinen off Waivers

Wild adds forward; Stalock clears waivers

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild / http://www.wild.com

The Minnesota Wild has claimed Teemu Pulkkinen off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings, the team announced Tuesday.

The 24-year-old Finnish forward was drafted 111th overall by the Red Wings in 2010. He has 11 goals and nine assists in 70 NHL games, including six goals and six assists in 36 games with Detroit last season.

Tweet from @mnwild: Fletcher on Pulkkinen: He's been a prolific goal scorer at every level. He hasn't shown that in the NHL yet, but that's the risk & upside.

Pulkkinen will wear No. 17.

Also Tuesday, the Wild assigned forward Christoph Bertschy to American Hockey League affiliate Iowa. Goaltender Alex Stalock cleared waivers and also was assigned to Iowa.

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