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Wild Recalls Graovac; Dalpe Claimed off Waivers

Graovac scored four goals in two games for Iowa over the weekend

by Minnesota Wild @mnwild /

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled forward Tyler Graovac from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL).

The team also announced today that forward Zac Dalpe was claimed off waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Graovac, 23, has registered six goals in 46 games with Minnesota this season. He has also notched eight points (7-1=8) including four power-play goals in 10 games with Iowa this season. The 6-foot-5, 212-pound native of Brampton, Ont., tallied a hat trick in his last game with Iowa on Feb. 26 at Chicago. Graovac owns six goals in 51 career NHL contests with Minnesota and has tallied 95 points (46-49=95) in 186 AHL games with Iowa. Graovac was selected by the Wild in the seventh round (191st overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in Saint Paul and wears sweater No. 44 with Minnesota.

Dalpe, 27, tallied three points (1-2=3) in nine games with Minnesota and two goals and 40 shots in 12 games with Iowa this season. He underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee on Oct. 31. The 6-foot-2, 199-pound native of Paris, Ont., owns 24 points (12-12=24) in 128 career NHL contests with Carolina, Vancouver, Buffalo and the Wild.

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