Wild call up goalie Michalek with Kuemper injured
The Minnesota Wild have called up goalie Steve Michalek from the Iowa Wild as Darcy Kuemper deals with an upper-body injury.
The 22-year-old Michalek is 6-3-0 with a 2.46 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage with Iowa this season. He also went 12-8-4 with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage in 24 games with the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound native of Hartford, Conn., went 21-13-3 with a 2.28 goals-against average, a .924 save percentage in 37 games for Harvard last season.
The Wild selected Michalek in the sixth round of the 2011 draft. He has not appeared in an NHL game.
Michael will wear No. 50 with the Wild.