Wild shake up roster again, reassigning Mikael Granlund, Jason Zucker
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One day after a potentially damaging home loss to the Calgary Flames, the Minnesota Wild are shaking up their roster again.
The team announced on Monday it has reassigned forwards Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker to Houston, along with goaltender Darcy Kuemper.
To replace them, the Wild recalled forwards Jake Dowell and Stephane Veilleux and goalie Josh Harding, who has appeared in only four NHL games this season while dealing with complications from his battle with multiple sclerosis.
Sunday's loss to Calgary left the Wild in a tie with Columbus for seventh place in the Western Conference standings with 51 points, three ahead of ninth-place Detroit for the final playoff spot with three games to go.
The Wild play host to Los Angeles on Tuesday and Edmonton on Friday, then wrap the regular season on Saturday at Colorado.