Prior to its game in Winnipeg tonight, the Minnesota Wild has recalled defenseman Stu Bickel
(BIH-kuhl) and forward Brett Sutter
(SUH-tuhr) from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). The team also has placed forwards Ryan Carter
and Jason Zucker
(ZOOK-ER) on Injured Reserve due to upper body injuries.
Bickel, 28 (10/2/86), has tallied one assist and ranks second on the team with 46 penalty minutes (PIM) in nine games with Minnesota this season. He has recorded eight points (2-6=8) and 51 PIM in 23 games with Iowa. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound native of Chanhassen, Minn., has totaled 10 assists and 203 PIM in 76 career NHL games with the New York Rangers and Minnesota. Bickel signed as a free agent with the Wild on July 1 and wears jersey No. 4 with Minnesota.
Sutter, 27 (6/2/87), has recorded three assists and a plus-1 rating in five games with Minnesota this season including his first career multi-point game when he notched two assists at Winnipeg on Dec. 29. He has 18 points (7-11=18) and 27 PIM in 45 games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot, 200-pound native of Viking, Alta., owns 10 points (2-8=10) and 40 PIM in 59 career NHL games with the Wild, Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes. Sutter signed as a free agent with Minnesota on July 1 and wears sweater No. 27 with the Wild.