|Date of Birth||1/29/1997|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 197 lbs|
|Drafted||2015 - Rd 1 (20th Overall) by MIN|
|1||NHL Weekender: Maple Leafs, Jets leading a Canadian charge|
|2||Jason Zucker can’t be the only goal scorer for the Minnesota Wild|
|3||Zach Parise's back surgery a long-term concern for Wild?|
|4||John Hayden drops Marcus Foligno with unreal knockout punch|
|5||Bumpy start for Minnesota Wild’s reinvented defense|
Eriksson Ek was promoted from AHL Iowa on Wednesday.
Eriksson Ek has probably worn through at least one set of tires travelling back and forth between clubs. Whether the youngster actually cracks the lineup versus the Ducks on Friday remains to be seen, but at a minimum, he will provide some emergency forward depth during the rest of the team's California trip.
Eriksson Ek was reassigned to the minors Tuesday.
Eriksson Ek became the odd man out at center after Charlie Coyle (leg) returned to the Wild lineup. In order to earn his way back up to Minnesota, the youngster will likely need to move over to the wing as the four current players down the middle seem firmly entrenched in their roles. Additionally, the Swede's 12-game point drought likely factored into the decision to demote him.