Wild recall goalie Matt Hackett, who could start Friday at Dallas
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The Minnesota Wild have recalled goalie Matt Hackett, who could start Friday's game at Dallas.
Hackett, 23, is 19-20-3 with a 2.66 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in 43 games this season for the AHL's Houston Aeros.
He set an NHL record last season for longest shutout streak to start a career at 102:48 but hasn't played for the Wild this season.
To make room on the roster, the Wild assigned forward Jake Dowell to Houston.
With Niklas Backstrom getting a breather on the front end of a back-to-back that continues on Saturday against Los Angeles, Hackett or Darcy Kuemper will start against the Stars.