Wild recall C Benoit Pouliot; Reassign G Schaefer and F Clutterbuck
With Wes Walz being given an excused absence from the team for personal reasons, the Minnesota Wild recalled center Benoit Pouliot on Thursday. Pouliot is expected to make his season debut tonight when the Wild takes on the St. Louis Blues.
While Pouliot heads north, two others will be headed south. Cal Clutterbuck and Nolan Schaefer have been reassigned to the Houston Aeros. Clutterbuck played two games, and impressed head coach Jacques Lemaire with his high-energy play. Schaefer never saw action as Josh Harding's backup for two games.
Those moves were made to allow room for Marian Gaborik and Pavol Demitra to rejoin the lineup.