The Minnesota Wild has exchanged defensemen with its American Hockey League affiliate, the Iowa Wild. Minnesota has recalled Justin Falk
from the Iowa and reassigned Christian Folin
Falk has one assist and 22 PIM in 12 games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-5, 222-pound native of Snowflake, Man., has totaled 17 points (1-16=17) and 120 penalty minutes (PIM) in 131 career NHL games with Minnesota and the New York Rangers. The 26-year-old was originally selected by the Wild in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and signed as a free agent with Minnesota on Aug. 1.
Folin skated in eight games with Minnesota this season and averaged 14:10 in TOI/game. The 6-foot-3, 214-pound native of Gothenburg, Sweden, made his NHL debut on April 10, 2014, against St. Louis and recorded an assist. The 23-year-old owns one assist and seven PIM in nine NHL contests. Folin was signed as a free agent on March 31, 2014.