Cody Almond and Matt Kassian have been reassigned to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League today. Both appeared in the last two Wild games, and neither registered a point. Kassian had his first NHL fight last night in a first period tussle with Columbus’ Jared Boll.
With four days off before the Wild’s next game in Atlanta, the moves make sense. With no developments on the five Wild players currently injured, there’s a good possibility that these two, or another Aero join the team for Thursday’s game.
The Aeros are heating up, winning their fourth straight last night over Oklahoma City. Fridley’s Jared Palmer picked up a goal and two assists. And Robbie Earl scored a goal, giving him points in five of the last six games.