ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have recalled center Cody Almond from their minor league affiliate.
The move was made Saturday. First-line center and captain Mikko Koivu hurt his hand while blocking a shot Friday in a win over Anaheim, and his availability is in question.
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Almond has been back and forth between the Wild and the Houston Aeros several times this season. He has skated in five games with Minnesota. The 21-year-old has 12 goals and 15 assists in 52 games for the AHL club. He leads Houston with seven power-play goals.
The Wild host the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. They’re 10-4 in their last 14 games.