The Minnesota Wild has recalled defenseman Tyson Strachan (pronounced STRACK-in) from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and placed forward Ryan Carter on Injured Reserve due to a hand injury.
Strachan, 31 (10/30/84), has recorded four hits and a plus-1 rating in two games with Minnesota and has tallied two assists and ranks second on Iowa with 34 penalty minutes (PIM) in 36 contests this season. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Melfort, Sask., owns 20 points (1-19=20) and 199 PIM in 186 career NHL contests in parts of eight seasons (2008-16) with St. Louis, Florida, Washington, Buffalo and Minnesota. Strachan played four seasons at Ohio State University (2003-07) and was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed as a free agent by the Wild on July 2 and wears sweater No. 28 with Minnesota.
Carter, 32 (8/3/83), has tallied six points (4-2=6) in 39 games with Minnesota this season and leads the team with 36 PIM and ranks fifth with 57 hits.