The Minnesota Wild has reassigned forward Michael Keranen (pronounced kair-A-nehn) and defenseman Gustav Olofsson (pronounced GOO-stahv OH-lawf-suhn) to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Keranen, 25 (1/4/90), was recalled by Minnesota on Nov. 17 and recorded one hit in 6:09 of ice time in his NHL debut at Pittsburgh Tuesday night. He has tallied eight points (4-4=8) including two power-play goals and eight penalty minutes (PIM) in 13 games with Iowa this season. He leads the team in goals and scoring and is tied for third with 34 shots. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden recorded 37 points (10-27=37) with Iowa last season ranking first on the team in assists and tied for second in scoring.
Olofsson, 20 (12/1/94), was recalled by Minnesota yesterday and recorded two hits and one shot on goal in 10:41 of ice time in his NHL debut last night at Boston. He has notched three assists in 17 games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-3, 197-pound native of Boras, Sweden, has collected four points (1-3=4) and 37 shots on goal in 26 career AHL games with Iowa.