Brett Sutter Returned To Iowa Wild


The Minnesota Wild have reassigned winger Brett Sutter to the Iowa Wild of the AHL on Wednesday.

Sutter played three games with the team on this stint in the NHL, missing some time due to illness. Sutter’s first game back up with the team was the December 29 win over the Winnipeg Jets, where Sutter played well, collected a pair of assists and a plus-2 rating while playing a season-high 11:18.

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The curious thing about Sutter’s return is that unless the team is either going to get Zach Parise back (he’s spending time with his family while his father struggles with stage 4 lung cancer) or the team plans on playing Stu Bickel at wing — something I find unlikely against Chicago on Thursday — they’ll need to recall another forward.

Michael Russo had suggested that the team will likely call up former Gopher Jordan Schroeder, but the delay on that may be finding out if Parise is playing (unlikely).

We will see what happens. Look for an update Thursday morning.

In the meantime, Sutter returns to Iowa, who will head to Texas for the weekend to take on the Texas Stars on Friday and the San Antonio Rampage on Saturday.