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Wild Recall Kuemper, Reassign Gustafsson

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild

The Minnesota Wild has recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned goaltender Johan Gustafsson to Iowa.

Kuemper is 3-7-0 with a 2.97 goals-against average (GAA) and a .908 save percentage (SV%) in 10 games with Iowa this season. The 23-year-old has started one game with Minnesota this season allowing three goals in 32:22 of action at Toronto on Oct. 15. Kuemper went 1-2-0 with a 2.08 GAA and a .916 SV% in six games (three starts) with the Wild last season. He also appeared in two NHL playoff games in relief and stopped 29-of-33 shots faced for a 3.29 GAA and a .879 SV%. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound native of Saskatoon, Sask., was the Wild’s sixth-round selection (No. 161 overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He wears No. 35 for Minnesota.

Gustafsson was recalled by Minnesota on Nov. 15 and did not appear in a game. The 21-year-old is 3-1-0 with a 2.45 GAA, a .920 SV% and one shutout in five games with Iowa this season.

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