The Wild have played three games last week. They hosted the Rochester Americans last Thursday, then were in Milwaukee Friday and in Chicago Sunday.
Former Wild prospect Johan Larsson led the Americans to a 4-2 win scoring two goals. Zack Phillips and Tyler Graovac scored for Iowa in the loss. Johan Gustafsson made 31 saves and had an assist on Graovac's goal. Game highlights.
In Milwaukee, Hannu Toivonen made his Wild debut after signing a PTO last week. He didn't make a very good first impression though. Toivonen was pulled before the start of the third period after allowing 8 goals on 25 shots. Pekka Rinne and the Admirals destroyed the Wild 9-1. Newly acquired Zach Miskovic was the lone Wild scorer. Game highlights, if you dare.
That was a disaster week and the Wild have been outscored 21-4 in the past 4 games. Things will get tougher as Iowa will be in Grand Rapids playing the Griffins twice starting tomorrow night. They'll be in Milwaukee next Wednesday.
Some news and notes:
-Saturday: John Curry and Steven Kampfer were reassigned to Iowa.
-Sunday: Taylor Matson was recalled from Orlando.
-Tuesday: Stephane Veilleux was reassigned to Iowa.
-Wednesday: Jake Dowell was reassigned to Iowa after clearing waivers. Jim McKenzie signed a new 25-game PTO with the team. He has played 24 games and got 8 points. The Wild have also released Hannu Toivonen from his PTO.
-As of today, the Wild are 14th in the Western Conference with 54 points in 56 games.