The Minnesota Wild has recalled forwards Tyler Graovac and Brett Sutter from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned defenseman Justin Falk to Iowa.
Graovac leads Iowa with 12 goals, six power play tallies and 86 shots and ranks tied for first on the team with 24 points in 31 games this season. The 6-foot-5, 206-pound native of Brampton, Ontario, recorded 25 points (13-12=25) and 29 penalty minutes (PIM) in 64 games during his rookie season with Iowa in 2013-14. Graovac was selected by Minnesota in the seventh round (191st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and has not appeared in an NHL game. He will wear sweater No. 53 with the Wild.
Sutter has collected 15 points (6-9=15) in 30 games with Iowa this season and ranks fourth on the team in scoring. The 6-foot, 200-pound native of Viking, Alta., has tallied one assist in two games with Minnesota this season and owns eight points (2-6=8) and 40 PIM in 56 career NHL games with the Wild, Calgary Flames and Carolina Hurricanes. He wears sweater No. 27 with Minnesota.
Falk averaged 9:21 in time on ice in nine contests with Minnesota this season and recorded four points (1-3=4) and 24 penalty minutes (PIM) in 18 games with Iowa. The 6-foot-5, 222-pound native of Snowflake, Man., has totaled 17 points (1-16=17) and 125 PIM in 138 career NHL games with Minnesota and the New York Rangers.