The Minnesota Wild has recalled defenseman Jonathon Blum and forward Jake Dowell from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Blum, 25, has skated in four games with Minnesota this season, averaging 12:13 in time on ice per game. He has also tallied 25 points (6-19=25) in 42 games with Iowa. Blum leads Iowa with six power-play goals and ranks second on the team in scoring this season. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound native of Long Beach, Calif., has recorded 22 points (7-15=22) and 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 95 career NHL games with Nashville and Minnesota. Blum was signed as a free agent by Minnesota on July 12, 2013 and wears sweater No. 7 with the Wild.
Dowell, 28, owns 14 points (6-8=14) and 32 PIM in 40 games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot, 200-pound native of Eau Claire, Wis., skated in two games with Minnesota last season and has tallied 33 points (11-22=33) and 133 PIM in 156 career NHL games with Chicago, Dallas and Minnesota. He was signed by Minnesota as a free agent on July 4, 2012 and wears sweater No. 18 with the Wild.