Matt Dumba, Justin Falk To Join Iowa Wild

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The Minnesota Wild reassigned defenseman Matt Dumba to the Iowa Wild following Tuesday’s game in Detroit. Dumba was a healthy scratch for that game, the final game before the week-long All-Star Break.

In addition the Wild placed Justin Falk on waivers — meaning they’ve taken him off of injured reserve — and he cleared. The team has reassigned him to the Iowa Wild for the break as well.

Dumba being sent down means that he’s going to get to play in the AHL All-Star Game in his first full pro season. The team continues to look for ways to make sure he’s playing as many minutes as possible (as long as that doesn’t involve cutting time to Nate Prosser, evidently).

More from Iowa Wild

Between Dumba and Falk heading down to Iowa and the team signing veteran Ruslan Fedotenko to a professional tryout (details), Iowa will have a bit of a new look going when they take on the Rockford IceHogs Thursday night in Des Moines. (Not to mention the reassigning of forward Curt Gogol and the team returning rookie Olivier Archambault to the Alaska Aces.) That’ll be the first game in another three-in-three for the team. In fact, it’s the second in three straight sets of three-in-threes for the Baby Wild.

Stick Tricks

You might have seen the Iowa Wild posting videos of defenseman Danny Syvret doing some stick handling moves recently. The social media team took Syvret to the upper deck of Wells Fargo Arena to sink some shots from there. Watch the video below.

Archambault Update

As I mentioned earlier, Iowa returned Olivier Archambault to the Alaska Aces in time for him to make the starting lineup of the ECHL All-Star Game. That game took place Wednesday night in Orlando — home of former Minnesota Wild ECHL affiliate, the Orlando Solar Bears — and Archambault looked good again. He didn’t manage to score in his first two games up with Iowa, but he sunk two in the game which pitted the ECHL All Stars against the Orlando Solar Bears.

Archambault will return to the Aces for their upcoming home stand, but I think it’s unlikely that we’ve seen the last of him in Iowa this season.

Aces Update

A quickie for those of you keeping tabs on our affiliates to the north. The Aces’ goaltender Niklas Lundstrom was recalled by the St. Louis Blues to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. In response, the Aces have signed goaltender Eric Levine to standard player contract. A release from the team says that Levine will suit up for the Aces on Friday.