ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild announced Monday that they have recalled goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the team’s AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. Minnesota also reassigned goalie Johan Gustafsson to Iowa.
Gustafsson was originally recalled on Nov. 15 after Minnesota’s Niklas Backstrom suffered an injury during the Wild’s win against Toronto. Josh Harding replaced Backstrom in that game and also started Sunday against Winnipeg, meaning Gustafsson did not play during his brief recall.
In 10 games this year, the 23-year-old Kuemper is 3-7 with a 2.97 goals-against average. He did make one appearance with Minnesota this year, starting against Toronto on Oct. 15.
The Wild are now 13-4-4 on the season after Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Jets. They play in Montreal on Tuesday to kick off a four-game road trip.