Just got this from the Wild:
MINNESOTA WILD ASSIGNS PETR SYKORA TO AHL HOUSTONSAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club assigned right wing Petr Sykora (PEE-tuhr, sih-KOH-ra) to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (AHL).Sykora, 33 (11/19/76), recorded three points (2-1=3) in 14 games for the Wild this season. Sykora has posted 677 points (302-375=677) and 415 penalty minutes in 935 NHL games with New Jersey, Anaheim, the New York Rangers, Edmonton, Pittsburgh and Minnesota.
Have to admit, when I saw the headline it was cut off, and I figured they assigned Earl. Nope.