The Minnesota Wild has recalled defenseman Mike Reilly from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). Minnesota also announced forward Tyler Graovac (pronounced GRAY-oh-vack) has been reassigned to Iowa.
Reilly, 22 (7/13/93), has played in four games with Minnesota this season, including his NHL debut in a 2-1 victory in Dallas on Jan. 9, before being reassigned to Iowa on Jan. 17. The 6-foot-2, 191-pound blueliner leads Iowa defensemen with 21 points (5-16=21), including three power-play goals, in 40 games this season. Last season, he collected 42 points (6-36=42) in 39 games during his junior season at the University of Minnesota and was named a Hobey Baker Memorial Award Finalist while leading all NCAA defensemen in scoring and assists. Reilly was signed by the Wild as a free agent on July 1, 2015 and wears sweater No. 4 with Minnesota.
Graovac, 22 (4/27/93), recorded two shots, one hit and won 4-of-7 faceoffs in 9:36 TOI during the Wild’s loss in St. Louis Saturday after being recalled from Iowa earlier in the day. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound native of Brampton, Ont., has skated in two games with Minnesota this season and totaled seven points (2-5=7) in 19 games with Iowa. He underwent successful bilateral core muscle repair surgery on Nov. 3.