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Wild Recalls Stalock, Activates Bartley from IR

Michalek reassigned to Iowa in swap of goaltenders

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled goaltender Alex Stalock from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned goaltender Steve Michalek to Iowa. The team also announced today that defenseman Victor Bartley has been activated from injured reserve.

Stalock, 29, is 23-17-8 with a 2.28 goals-against average (GAA), a .926 save percentage (SV%) and four shutouts in 50 games with Iowa in the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. Since Jan. 25, he is 11-6-5 with a 1.90 goals against average, a .940 save percentage and two shutouts. Stalock ranks tied for third in the AHL in save percentage, fifth in minutes played, tied for sixth in shutouts, tied for ninth in goals against average and tied for 10th in wins. 

The 6-foot, 187-pound native of South St. Paul, went 1-1-0 with a 1.51 goals against average and a .944 save percentage in two starts with Minnesota this season (March 30 vs. Ottawa and April 1 at Nashville). Stalock is 25-20-7 with a 2.34 goals against, a .921 save percentage and four shutouts in 64 career NHL games with San Jose and the Wild. He is 0-1 with a 2.05 goals gaainst and a .929 save percentage in three Stanley Cup Playoff contests. Stalock was originally drafted by San Jose in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft and signed as a free agent by Minnesota on July 1, 2016. He wears sweater No. 32 with the Wild.

Bartley, 29, suffered a triceps injury during the preseason and did not appear in a regular season game with Minnesota this season. The 6-foot, 215-pound native of Ottawa, Ont., has totaled 23 points (1-22=23) and 61 penalty minutes (PIM) in 121 career NHL games with Nashville and Montreal. He was signed as a free agent by Minnesota on July 1, 2016 and wears sweater No. 28 with the Wild.

Michalek, 23, was recalled by the Wild on April 12 and served as the team's third goal in the first two games of its playoff series against St. Louis.

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