The Minnesota Wild has recalled defenseman Tyson Strachan from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned defenseman Mike Reilly to Iowa.
Strachan, 31 (10/30/84), has recorded two assists and 34 penalty minutes (PIM) in 26 games with Iowa this season. He tallied five assists and 44 PIM in 46 games with the Buffalo Sabres last season and set career highs in games played, points, assists, PIM, blocked shots (105) and TOI/game (18:59). The 6-foot-3, 210-pound native of Melfort, Sask., owns 20 points (1-19=20) and 199 PIM in 184 career NHL contests in parts of seven seasons (2008-15) with St. Louis, Florida, Washington and Buffalo. Strachan played four seasons at Ohio State University (2003-07) and was selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He was signed as a free agent by the Wild on July 2 and will wear sweater No. 28 with Minnesota.
Reilly, 22 (7/13/93), was recalled by Minnesota on Dec. 2 and did not appear in a game. He has collected nine points (2-7=9) including two power-play goals in 23 games with Iowa this season. He leads team defensemen in scoring and his point total ranks tied for ninth amongst AHL rookie defensemen.